Bill documents — Welfare Reform and Work 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|
|Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 c.7||22.03.2016|
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.
|HL Bill 101 2015-16, Commons Reasons | PDF version, 63KB||03.03.2016|
|Bill 144, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 117KB||01.03.2016|
|HL Bill 98 2015-16, Commons disagreements and amendment in lieu | PDF version, 67KB||24.02.2016|
|Bill 132 2015-16, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 145KB||10.02.2016|
|HL Bill 92 2015-16 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 221KB||29.01.2016|
|HL Bill 86 2015-16 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 212KB||13.01.2016|
|HL Bill 69 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 203KB||28.10.2015|
|Bill 81 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 213KB||21.10.2015|
|Bill 51 2015-16 (as introduced) | PDF version, 170KB||09.07.2015|
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, 393KB)||22.10.2015|
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords
Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords
|House||Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords||Date|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 225KB)||13.01.2016|
Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 132-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 242KB||10.02.2016|
|HL Bill 69-EN | PDF version, 388KB||28.10.2015|
|Bill 51 EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 395KB||10.07.2015|
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, 336KB)||02.03.2016|
|Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 336KB)||22.02.2016|
|Consideration on Report (PDF, 138KB)||26.10.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 177KB)||19.10.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 181KB)||14.10.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 182KB)||12.10.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 179KB)||16.09.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 180KB)||14.09.2015|
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 Messages as at 2 March 2016 | PDF version, 98KB||03.03.2016|
|Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 110KB||24.02.2016|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 159KB||28.10.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 156KB||21.10.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 October 2015 | PDF version, 152KB||16.10.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 October 2015 | PDF version, 122KB||14.10.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 September 2015 | PDF version, 137KB||18.09.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 September 2015 | PDF version, 110KB||16.09.2015|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 September 2015 | PDF version, 120KB||11.09.2015|
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||27.10.2015|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||16.07.2015|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Schedule of Evidence Welfare Reform and Work Bill (PDF, 280KB)||10.09.2015|
|Have your say on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill||10.09.2015|
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 (OCTET-STREAM, 424KB)||20.01.2016|
|Welfare Reform and Work Bill (HL Bill 69 of 2015–16)||10.11.2015|
Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.
List of related Impact Assessments
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|
|National Assembly for Wales - 12 January 2016 (PDF, 816KB)||13.01.2016|
Will write letters
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