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Bill documents — Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) 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
Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017, c.14 27.04.2017


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.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 113 2016-17, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 147KB 13.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 78 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 137KB 23.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4 (as introduced) | PDF version, 135KB 19.05.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 113-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 319KB 13.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 4 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 258KB 19.05.2016

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 March 2017 | PDF version, 129KB 21.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2017 | PDF version, 130KB 20.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 March 2017 | PDF version, 132KB 17.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 January 2017 | PDF version, 130KB 24.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2017 | PDF version, 130KB 23.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2017 | PDF version, 130KB 20.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2017 | PDF version, 108KB 19.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 4-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 74KB) 21.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 68KB) 17.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4-I Marshalled list for Special Public Bill Committee (PDF, 82KB) 07.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4(c) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee (PDF, 63KB) 04.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4(b) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee (PDF, 52KB) 03.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 4(a) Amendments for Special Public Bill Committee (PDF, 77KB) 01.11.2016

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 on Report (PDF) 20.03.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 176KB) 23.01.2017

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 March 2017 | PDF version, 121KB 22.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 January 2017 | PDF version, 124KB 25.01.2017

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 Commons Library analysis of the Bill 02.02.2017

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 Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 09.06.2016

Reports of proceedings

Full transcripts of the Public Bill Committee meetings.

House Report of proceedings Date
Lords HL Bill 4 Consideration of amendments (PDF, 218KB) 09.11.2016

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Simplifying the law of groundless threats of patent, trade mark and design right infringement (PDF, 387KB) 09.09.2015

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 (PDF, 4MB) 01.12.2016
Letter dated 10/07/2016 from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbots and others regarding an update on the progress of Law Commission projects. (PDF, 1001KB) 10.07.2016

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