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Bill documents — Armed Forces Act 2016

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
Commons Armed Forces Act 2016 c.21 12.05.2016

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 175 2015-16, Lords Amendments | PDF version, 100KB 05.05.2016
Lords HL Bill 120, 2015-16 as amended on Report | PDF version, 145KB 28.04.2016
Lords HL Bill 85, 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 144KB 12.01.2016
Commons Bill 111 2015-2016 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 153KB 17.12.2015
Commons Bill 70, 2015-2016, as introduced | PDF version, 151KB 16.09.2015

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. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 230KB) 18.12.2015

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 175-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 203KB 05.05.2016
Lords HL Bill 85 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 278KB 12.01.2016
Commons Bill 70-EN, 2015-2016 | PDF version, 317KB 16.09.2015

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
Lords Marshalled List of amendments to be moved on Report (PDF, 76KB) 25.04.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (PDF, 58KB) 20.04.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (PDF, 46KB) 12.04.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (PDF, 48KB) 16.03.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (PDF, 48KB) 11.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (PDF, 55KB) 10.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (PDF, 50KB) 08.03.2016
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 85KB) 02.03.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee, supplementary to the Marshalled List (PDF, 60KB) 29.02.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 132KB) 26.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 70KB) 25.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB) 24.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB) 23.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB) 22.02.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 47KB) 19.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 52KB) 16.02.2016
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (PDF, 55KB) 12.02.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 11 January 2016 | PDF version, 144KB 11.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 January 2016 | PDF version, 144KB 08.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2016 | PDF version, 143KB 07.01.2016
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 16 December 2015 | PDF version, 151KB 16.12.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 December 2015 | PDF version, 150KB 15.12.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 December 2015 | PDF version, 148KB 14.12.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 December 2015 | PDF version, 141KB 10.12.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2015 | PDF version, 129KB 30.11.2015
Commons Select Committee Amendments as at 24 November 2015 | PDF version, 118KB 24.11.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 November 2015 | PDF version, 122KB 23.11.2015

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 of Lords Amendments (PDF, 331KB) 10.05.2016
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 175KB) 11.01.2016
Commons Committee of the whole house (PDF, 183KB) 16.12.2015

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 Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 11 May 2016 | PDF version, 63KB 12.05.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 11 January 2016 | PDF version, 112KB 12.01.2016
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 16 December 2015 | PDF version, 147KB 17.12.2015
Commons Select Committee Proceedings as at 24 November 2015 | PDF version, 110KB 25.11.2015

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 progress of the Bill 11.12.2015

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Commons Select Committee Debate | PDF version, 77KB 25.11.2015

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Armed Forces Bill 2015–16: Briefing for Lords Stages 25.01.2016

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
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 302KB) 16.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 63KB) 16.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 153KB) 16.03.2016

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 07/04/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig of Radley regarding legislation concerning discipline and behaviour of Armed Forces following debates on the Armed Forces Bill. (PDF, 579KB) 11.05.2016
Letter dated 08/02/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Judd regarding standards of literacy for those joining the Army as Junior Soldiers (PDF, 36KB) 04.05.2016
Letter dated 20/04/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Judd regarding the Armed Forces Bill and recruitment and training of under-18s (PDF, 88KB) 20.04.2016
Letter dated 31/03/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Jolly regarding the quality of Operational Ration Packs (ORPs)used by the Royal Marines in the Arctic Circle (PDF, 40KB) 31.03.2016
Letter dated 01/03/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Jolly regarding issues raised during the Second Reading including: Gulf War illness, compensation, investigations into serious crimes and independent oversight of the Service Police (PDF, 82KB) 01.03.2016
Letter dated 01/03/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Thomas of Gresford regarding issues raised during the Second Reading concerning the Service Justice and Court Martial system (PDF, 46KB) 01.03.2016
Letter dated 29/02/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Boyce regarding the Second Reading debate and the Service Justice System (PDF, 43KB) 29.02.2016
Letter dated 29/02/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Scott of Bybrook regarding issues raised during the Second Reading: the Armed Forces Covenant, home ownership and resettlement (PDF, 43KB) 29.02.2016
Letter dated 01/03/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Ramsbotham regarding issues raised during the Second Reading: mental health support for veterans, the criminal justice system and inspections of Service Custody Facilities (PDF, 55KB) 29.02.2016
Letter dated 29/02/2016 from Earl Howe to Lord Empey regarding issues raised during the Second Reading and delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland (PDF, 40KB) 29.02.2016

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