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Bill documents — Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2017-19 to 2019


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 8 2019-20, as brought from the Lords | PDF version 24.10.2019
Lords HL Bill 1 (as introduced) | PDF version 15.10.2019
Lords HL Bill 199 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 24.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179 (as introduced) | PDF version 05.06.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 8-EN 2019-20, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version 24.10.2019
Lords HL Bill 1 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 15.10.2019
Lords HL Bill 179 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 05.06.2019

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 Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (PDF) 24.10.2019
Lords Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 05.06.2019

"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 Letter from the National Assembly for Wales - 14 October 2019 (PDF) 14.10.2019

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
Lords HL Bill 179-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 22.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF) 19.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 17.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 16.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 12.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-I(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 08.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 05.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 03.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 02.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 179(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 28.06.2019

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 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 14.06.2019

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (PDF) 26.06.2019

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 from Baroness Barran to Lord Hunt of Kings Heath regarding questions raised at the third reading relating to Kings Heath station (PDF, 79KB) 29.10.2019
Letter from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Stevenson of Balmacara regarding the passing of tickets to family and friends, as discussed during the Committee (PDF, 76KB) 17.07.2019
Letter from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Lord Blencathra regarding the Government response to the 58th report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (PDF, 309KB) 17.07.2019
Letter dated 01/07/2019 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Baroness Burt of Solihull regarding issues raised in the second reading debate concerning construction practices at the Commonwealth Games Village Development (PDF, 95KB) 01.07.2019
Letter from Lord Ashton to Lord Griffiths and others regarding issues raised at the all peers meeting on 11 June, plus factsheet (PDF, 358KB) 24.06.2019

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