Bill documents — Scotland Act 2016
Act of Parliament
Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).
|House||Act of Parliament||Date|
|Scotland Act 2016 c.11||24.03.2016|
Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.
|Bill 153 2015-16 Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 106KB||21.03.2016|
|HL Bill 100 2015-16, as amended on Report | PDF version, 388KB||01.03.2016|
|HL Bill 97 2015-16, as amended in Committee | PDF version, 376KB||23.02.2016|
|HL Bill 73 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 375KB||10.11.2015|
|Bill 48 2015-16 [as amended in Committee] | PDF version, 371KB||07.07.2015|
|Bill 003 2015-16, as ordered by the House of Commons | PDF version, 384KB||28.05.2015|
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons
|House||Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons||Date|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 622KB)||07.07.2015|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 153-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 208KB||21.03.2016|
|HL Bill 73-EN | PDF version, 539KB||10.11.2015|
|Bill 003-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 745KB||28.05.2015|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
Selection of amendments: Commons
In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.
|House||Selection of amendments: Commons||Date|
|Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 253KB)||23.03.2016|
|Consideration on Report (PDF, 257KB)||09.11.2015|
|Consideration in Committee of the whole House:Selection 4 (PDF, 334KB)||03.07.2015|
|Consideration in Committee of the whole House:Selection 3 (PDF, 259KB)||29.06.2015|
|Consideration in Committee of the whole House:Selection 2 (PDF, 339KB)||25.06.2015|
|Consideration in Committee of the whole House:Selection 1 (PDF, 186KB)||15.06.2015|
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.
|House||Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons||Date|
|Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 March 2016 | PDF version, 65KB||24.03.2016|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 9 November 2015 | PDF version, 277KB||10.11.2015|
|Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 6 July 2015 | PDF version, 209KB||07.07.2015|
|Committee of the Whole House Proceedings as at 30 June 2015 | PDF version, 132KB||01.07.2015|
|Committee of the Whole House Proceedings as at 29 June 2015 | PDF version, 146KB||30.06.2015|
|Committee of the Whole House Proceedings as at 15 June 2015 | PDF version, 159KB||16.06.2015|
House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.
|Committee Stage Report||22.10.2015|
|Briefing paper on Bill||04.06.2015|
House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.
|House of Lords Library Note||18.11.2015|
List of related Impact Assessments
|Impact Assessment (revised) (PDF, 10MB)||09.11.2015|
|Impact Assessment (PDF, 9MB)||28.05.2015|
Legislative Consent Resolutions
These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.
|House||Legislative Consent Resolutions||Date|
|The Scottish Parliament: 16 March 2016 (PDF, 298KB)||22.03.2016|
|The Scottish Parliament: 16 March 2016 (PDF, 265KB)||22.03.2016|
|The Scottish Parliament: 16 March 2016 (PDF, 62KB)||22.03.2016|
Will write letters
Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.
|House||Will write letters||Date|
|Letter dated 17/03/2016 from Lord Dunlop to Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, the Earl of Kinnoull and others regarding resource borrowing and the new Fiscal Framework for the Scottish Government (PDF, 27KB)||17.03.2016|
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