Bill documents — Prisons and Courts 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.
|Bill 145 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 665KB||23.02.2017|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 145-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 999KB||23.02.2017|
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|
|Ministry of Justice Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 579KB)||23.02.2017|
"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|
|Speaker's Signed Certificate - 15 March 2017 (PDF, 46KB)||15.03.2017|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
|Notices of Amendments as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 166KB||30.03.2017|
|Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 188KB||29.03.2017|
|Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 189KB||28.03.2017|
|Notices of Amendments as at 24 March 2017 | PDF version, 176KB||27.03.2017|
|Notices of Amendments as at 23 March 2017 | PDF version, 121KB||24.03.2017|
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 in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 535KB)||28.03.2017|
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|
|All proceedings up to 29 March 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 140KB||30.03.2017|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 131KB||30.03.2017|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 177KB||29.03.2017|
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 Second Reading||16.03.2017|
|Briefing Paper on Prisons and Courts statistics for England and Wales||07.03.2017|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Schedule of meetings (PDF, 214KB)||27.03.2017|
|Have your say on the Prisons and Courts Bill||21.03.2017|
List of related Impact Assessments
|Prisons and Courts Bill – Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 896KB)||22.02.2017|
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