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Bill documents — Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

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
Commons Bill 145 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 665KB 23.02.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons 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
Commons 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
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate - 15 March 2017 (PDF, 46KB) 15.03.2017

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.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 166KB 30.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 188KB 29.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 189KB 28.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 March 2017 | PDF version, 176KB 27.03.2017
Commons 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
Commons 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
Commons All proceedings up to 29 March 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 140KB 30.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 March 2017 | PDF version, 131KB 30.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 March 2017 | PDF version, 177KB 29.03.2017

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 16.03.2017
Commons Briefing Paper on Prisons and Courts statistics for England and Wales 07.03.2017

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF, 214KB) 27.03.2017
Commons Have your say on the Prisons and Courts Bill 21.03.2017

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Prisons and Courts Bill – Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 896KB) 22.02.2017

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