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Bill stages — Health and Social Care Act 2008

Dates for all stages of the passage of the Bill, including links to the debates.

Stage Date
1st Reading : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 1st Reading : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 15 November, 2007 15.11.2007
2nd Reading : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 2nd Reading : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 26 November, 2007 26.11.2007
Money Resolution : 1st Sitting: House of Commons Money Resolution : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 26 November, 2007 26.11.2007
Programme Motion : 1st Sitting: House of Commons Programme Motion : 1st Sitting: House of Commons 26 November, 2007 26.11.2007
Committee: 1st sitting: House of Commons Committee: 1st sitting: House of Commons 8 January, 2008 08.01.2008
Committee: 2nd sitting: House of Commons Committee: 2nd sitting: House of Commons 8 January, 2008 08.01.2008
Committee: 3rd sitting: House of Commons Committee: 3rd sitting: House of Commons 10 January, 2008 10.01.2008
Committee: 4th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 4th sitting: House of Commons 10 January, 2008 10.01.2008
Committee: 5th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 5th sitting: House of Commons 15 January, 2008 15.01.2008
Committee: 6th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 6th sitting: House of Commons 15 January, 2008 15.01.2008
Committee: 8th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 8th sitting: House of Commons 17 January, 2008 17.01.2008
Committee: 7th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 7th sitting: House of Commons 17 January, 2008 17.01.2008
Committee: 9th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 9th sitting: House of Commons 22 January, 2008 22.01.2008
Committee: 10th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 10th sitting: House of Commons 22 January, 2008 22.01.2008
Committee: 11th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 11th sitting: House of Commons 24 January, 2008 24.01.2008
Committee: 12th sitting: House of Commons Committee: 12th sitting: House of Commons 24 January, 2008 24.01.2008
Report Stage: House of Commons Report Stage: House of Commons 18 February, 2008 18.02.2008
3rd Reading: House of Commons 3rd Reading: House of Commons 18 February, 2008 18.02.2008
1st Reading: House of Lords 1st Reading: House of Lords 19 February, 2008 19.02.2008
2nd Reading: House of Lords 2nd Reading: House of Lords 25 March, 2008 25.03.2008
Committee: 1st sitting: House of Lords Committee: 1st sitting: House of Lords 21 April, 2008 21.04.2008
Committee: 2nd Sitting: House of Lords Committee: 2nd Sitting: House of Lords 29 April, 2008 29.04.2008
Committee: 3rd Sitting: House of Lords Committee: 3rd Sitting: House of Lords 30 April, 2008 30.04.2008
Committee: 4th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 4th sitting: House of Lords 6 May, 2008 06.05.2008
Committee: 5th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 5th sitting: House of Lords 12 May, 2008 12.05.2008
Committee: 6th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 6th sitting: House of Lords 14 May, 2008 14.05.2008
Committee: 7th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 7th sitting: House of Lords 21 May, 2008 21.05.2008
Committee: 8th sitting: House of Lords Committee: 8th sitting: House of Lords 22 May, 2008 22.05.2008
Report: 1st sitting: House of Lords Report: 1st sitting: House of Lords 16 June, 2008 16.06.2008
Report: 2nd sitting: House of Lords Report: 2nd sitting: House of Lords 24 June, 2008 24.06.2008
3rd Reading: House of Lords 3rd Reading: House of Lords 1 July, 2008 01.07.2008
Ping Pong: House of Commons Ping Pong: House of Commons 15 July, 2008 15.07.2008
Programme motion: House of Commons Programme motion: House of Commons 15 July, 2008 15.07.2008
Royal Assent Royal Assent 21 July, 2008 21.07.2008

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