Bill documents — Higher Education and Research Bill 2016-17
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 112 (as amended on Report) (PDF, 554KB)||15.03.2017|
|HL Bill 97 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 516KB||30.01.2017|
|HL Bill 76 (as introduced) | PDF version, 502KB||22.11.2016|
|Bill 78 2016-17, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 506KB||18.10.2016|
|Bill 004 2016-17 (as introduced) | PDF version, 476KB||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|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 985KB)||19.10.2016|
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, 991KB)||01.02.2017|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|HL Bill 76 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 874KB||22.11.2016|
|Bill 004 EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 674KB||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|
|Further supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 195KB)||27.02.2017|
|Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 214KB)||05.01.2017|
|Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 561KB)||22.11.2016|
"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|
|Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 21 November 2016 (PDF, 26KB)||21.11.2016|
|Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion 21 November 2016 (PDF, 25KB)||21.11.2016|
|Speakers signed Certificate 21 November 2016 (PDF, 54KB)||21.11.2016|
|Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 17 November 2016 (PDF, 272KB)||17.11.2016|
|Memorandum from the Department of Education October 2106 (PDF, 287KB)||16.11.2016|
|Memorandum from the Department of Education at Report Stage 15 November 2106 (PDF, 361KB)||16.11.2016|
|Speaker's Certificate - 6 July 2016 (PDF, 180KB)||14.07.2016|
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 on Report (PDF, 281KB)||18.11.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 6 (PDF, 263KB)||17.10.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 267KB)||12.10.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 269KB)||11.10.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 402KB)||14.09.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 541KB)||12.09.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 540KB)||08.09.2016|
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|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 November 2016 | PDF version, 181KB||22.11.2016|
|All proceedings up to 18 October 2016 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 331KB||19.10.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 October 2016 | PDF version, 197KB||19.10.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 October 2016 | PDF version, 124KB||14.10.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 October 2016 | PDF version, 165KB||12.10.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 September 2016 | PDF version, 124KB||16.09.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 September 2016 | PDF version, 129KB||14.09.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 8 September 2016 | PDF version, 122KB||09.09.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 September 2016 | PDF version, 121KB||07.09.2016|
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.
|Briefing Paper on Report Stage and Third Reading||11.01.2017|
|Committee Stage Report||18.11.2016|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||07.06.2016|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Schedule of evidence sessions: Higher Education and Research Bill (PDF, 86KB)||05.09.2016|
|Have your say on the Higher Education and Research Bill||20.07.2016|
House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.
|Higher Education and Research Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages||01.12.2016|
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.
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|
|Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Welsh Assembly - 21 March 2017 (PDF, 365KB)||21.03.2017|
|The Scottish Parliament: 22 December 2016 (PDF, 665KB)||03.01.2017|
|The Scottish Parliament: 22 December 2016 (PDF, 3MB)||03.01.2017|
|Northern Ireland Assembly: 2 December 2016 (PDF, 216KB)||05.12.2016|
Will write letters
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