Bill documents — Wales 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|
|Wales Act 2017 c.4||31.01.2017|
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 128 2016-17, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 266KB||18.01.2017|
|HL Bill 89 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 579KB||11.01.2017|
|HL Bill 77 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 541KB||23.11.2016|
|HL Bill 63 (as introduced) (PDF, 491KB)||13.09.2016|
|Bill 49 2016-17, as amended in Committee | PDF version, 453KB||12.07.2016|
|Bill 5 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 451KB||07.06.2016|
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, 786KB)||13.09.2016|
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, 694KB)||28.11.2016|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 128-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 271KB||18.01.2017|
|HL Bill 63 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 1MB||13.09.2016|
|Bill 5-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 1MB||07.06.2016|
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|
|Wales Office 14 September 2016 (PDF, 416KB)||14.09.2016|
"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|
|Memorandum - Lords Amendments - 19 January 2017 (PDF, 354KB)||23.01.2017|
|Memorandum from the Wales Office - 12 September 2016 (PDF, 167KB)||13.09.2016|
|Memorandum from the Wales Office - 12 July 2016 (PDF, 186KB)||12.07.2016|
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 of Lords Amendments (PDF, 343KB)||23.01.2017|
|Consideration on Report (PDF, 260KB)||12.09.2016|
|Committee of the whole House: Day 2 (PDF, 263KB)||11.07.2016|
|Committee of the whole House: Day 1 (PDF, 185KB)||05.07.2016|
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|
|Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 January 2017 | PDF version, 106KB||25.01.2017|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 September 2016 | PDF version, 227KB||13.09.2016|
|Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 11 July 2016 | PDF version, 212KB||12.07.2016|
|Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 5 July 2016 | PDF version, 156KB||06.07.2016|
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.
|Committee Stage Report||15.07.2016|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||13.06.2016|
House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.
|European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages||30.01.2017|
|Wales Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages||04.10.2016|
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: 17 January 2017 (PDF, 196KB)||23.01.2017|
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 18/01/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord Rowlands regarding the Wales Bill: Clause 69 consequential provision (PDF, 289KB)||18.01.2017|
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