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Bill documents — Bus Services Act 2017

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
Bus Services Act 2017, c.21 27.04.2017

Bills

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.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 120(Rev) Commons amendments | PDF version, 65KB 06.04.2017
Commons Bill 158 2016-17, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 396KB 16.03.2017
Commons Bill 100 2016-17, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 397KB 25.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 67 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 385KB 24.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 365KB 20.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 2 (as introduced) | PDF version, 364KB 19.05.2016

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
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in Committee (PDF, 408KB) 20.03.2017

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
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 381KB) 21.07.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 120 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 259KB 28.03.2017
Commons Bill 100-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 496KB 25.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 2 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 400KB 19.05.2016

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Supplementary, Department for Transport, 7 April 2017 (PDF, 90KB) 07.04.2017

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 27 March 2017 (PDF, 14KB) 27.03.2017
Commons Signed Speaker's Certificate 27 March 2017 (PDF, 54KB) 27.03.2017
Commons Department for Transport Memorandum in respect of Report Stage amendments (PDF, 209KB) 23.03.2017
Commons Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 22 March 2017 (PDF, 84KB) 21.03.2017
Commons Letter from the Department for Transport - 21 March 2017 (PDF, 35KB) 21.03.2017
Commons Memorandum from the Department for Transport assessing amendments made at Committee stage - 21 March 2017 (PDF, 76KB) 21.03.2017
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 25 January 2017 (PDF, 48KB) 25.01.2017

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 27 March 2017 | PDF version, 159KB 27.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 March 2017 | PDF version, 164KB 24.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 March 2017 | PDF version, 138KB 22.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 March 2017 | PDF version, 130KB 21.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 March 2017 | PDF version, 171KB 16.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2017 | PDF version, 170KB 15.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 March 2017 | PDF version, 200KB 14.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2017 | PDF version, 183KB 13.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 March 2017 | PDF version, 179KB 10.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 March 2017 | PDF version, 176KB 09.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2017 | PDF version, 142KB 07.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2017 | PDF version, 121KB 03.03.2017
Lords HL Bill 67-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 65KB) 22.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 67(c) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 49KB) 21.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 67(b) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 48KB) 16.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 67(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 51KB) 28.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-II(Rev) Manuscript amendment for Report (PDF, 108KB) 24.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Report (PDF, 122KB) 21.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-II Second marshalled list for Report (PDF, 121KB) 20.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-I(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF, 53KB) 18.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-I Manuscript amendments for Report (PDF, 81KB) 12.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 131KB) 10.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(g) Amendments for Report (PDF, 55KB) 07.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(f) Amendments for Report (PDF, 71KB) 06.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(e) Amendments for Report (PDF, 89KB) 05.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(d) Amendments for Report (PDF, 55KB) 30.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 63KB) 19.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(b) Amendments for Report (PDF, 56KB) 16.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 58(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 57KB) 21.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 102KB) 18.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-II(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 54KB) 14.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 66KB) 01.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 112KB) 30.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the revised marshalled list (PDF, 52KB) 29.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 114KB) 28.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 104KB) 27.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(h) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 46KB) 24.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(g) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB) 22.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(f) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB) 21.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 51KB) 20.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 16.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 75KB) 15.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 46KB) 13.06.2016
Lords HL Bill 2(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 57KB) 10.06.2016

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
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 277KB) 27.03.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 182KB) 15.03.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 184KB) 13.03.2017

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
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 27 March 2017 | PDF version, 145KB 28.03.2017
Commons All proceedings up to 16 March 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 179KB 17.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 March 2017 | PDF version, 156KB 17.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 March 2017 | PDF version, 150KB 15.03.2017

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 02.12.2016

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Bus Services Bill 02.03.2017

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Bus Services Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 01.06.2016

Written evidence

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.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Bus user group for Potters Bar and the city of St Albans (BSB 01) (PDF, 815KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Sexton (BSB 02) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (BSB 03) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Dr John Disney (BSB 04) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Gordon Forster (BSB 05) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Age UK (BSB 06) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: FirstGroup (BSB 07) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester (BSB 08) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (BSB 09) (PDF, 122KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Arriva (BSB 10) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (BSB 11) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Martin Carr (BSB 12) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Tom Kearney (BSB 13) (PDF, 340KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Catherine Casserley and Chris Fry, legal advisers to Mr Paulley (BSB 14) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: National Express West Midlands (BSB 15) (PDF, 405KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Colleges (BSB 16) (PDF, 394KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Jeffrey Richard Harvey (BSB 17) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Campaign for Better Transport (BSB 18) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: The UK Cards Association (BSB 19) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Shouvik Datta (BSB 20) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Nexus (BSB 21) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Leicestershire County Council (BSB 22) (PDF, 60KB) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Mrs Sunitha Webster (BSB 23) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Baroness Campbell of Surbiton (BSB 24) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Wellglade Group (BSB 25) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: West Yorkshire Combined Authority (BSB 26) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Worcestershire County Council Transportation Services Unit (BSB 27) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Transport for All and Doug Paulley (BSB 28) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Paul Russell (BSB 29) 16.03.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Community Transport Association (BSB 30) (PDF, 482KB) 16.03.2017

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 15/03/2017 from Andrew Jones MP to Albert Owen MP and David Nuttall MP regarding updated analysis of Committee Stage Government amendments to the Bus Services Bill for the purposes of English Votes for English Laws (EVEL). (PDF, 1MB) 15.03.2017
Letter dated 03/08/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville and others regarding education related bus services for young people. (PDF, 108KB) 18.08.2016
Letter dated 25/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Randerson regarding the Bus Services Bill and plans for the development of secondary legislation. (PDF, 65KB) 25.07.2016
Letter dated 13/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Berkeley and others regarding amendments put forward at the Committee Stage of the Bill to enable franchising authorities to request information from bus operators. (PDF, 176KB) 13.07.2016
Letter dated 13/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Scott of Needham Market regarding concessionary travel and local governance issues as discussed at the Second Reading and Committee Stage of the Bill. (PDF, 142KB) 13.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Jones regarding concessionary travel (PDF, 95KB) 04.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Baroness Scott of Needham Market regarding an issue relating to the Public Services Social Value Act 2012 (PDF, 51KB) 04.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Berkeley regarding the role of Traffic Commissioners (PDF, 124KB) 04.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Bradshaw regarding the Bus Services Operators Grant (BSOG), the Advanced Quality Partnership Scheme (AQPS) proposals, and concessionary fare schemes (PDF, 113KB) 04.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Freud regarding impacts on homeless families placed outside their local authority (PDF, 188KB) 04.07.2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to Lord Kennedy regarding the use of regulation making powers in relation to the Advanced Quality Partnership Scheme (PDF, 91KB) 04.07.2016
Letters dated 04/07/2016 from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon to various Members of the House of Lords regarding the impacts of the Bus Services Bill on rural areas. (PDF, 156KB) 04.07.2016

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