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Bill documents — Civil Liability Act 2018

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
Civil Liability Act 2018 (c. 29) 20.12.2018


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
Lords HL Bill 135 Commons amendments | PDF version 24.10.2018
Commons Bill 264 2017-19 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 12.09.2018
Commons Bill 240 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version, 134KB 28.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 110 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 124KB 12.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90 (as introduced) | PDF version, 117KB 20.03.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 135 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 24.10.2018
Commons Bill 240-EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 833KB 28.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 690KB 20.03.2018

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
Lords Civil Liability Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 400KB) 20.03.2018
Lords Civil Liability Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 271KB) 20.03.2018

"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 Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 22 October 2018 (PDF) 23.10.2018
Commons Legislative Grand Committee Motion - 23 October 2018 (PDF) 23.10.2018
Commons Memorandum from the Ministry of Justice (PDF) 17.10.2018
Commons Speaker's signed certificate (PDF, 48KB) 05.07.2018

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 23 October 2018 | PDF version 23.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 October 2018 | PDF version 22.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2018 | PDF version 19.10.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 October 2018 | PDF version 17.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 September 2018 | PDF version 11.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 September 2018 | PDF version 10.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 September 2018 | PDF version 07.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 September 2018 | PDF version 06.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 110-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 56KB) 26.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 110(c) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 45KB) 25.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 110(b) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 46KB) 22.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 110(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 44KB) 21.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF, 139KB) 11.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 109KB) 08.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(f) Amendments for Report (PDF, 112KB) 07.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(e) Amendments for Report (PDF, 49KB) 06.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF, 65KB) 05.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 45KB) 04.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 46KB) 25.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 50KB) 24.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Commitee (PDF, 87KB) 14.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-II Second marshalled list for Commitee (PDF, 87KB) 11.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-I(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF, 54KB) 10.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-I(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF, 65KB) 09.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 113KB) 08.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 04.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 60KB) 03.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 51KB) 02.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 90(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 50KB) 25.04.2018

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 Report (PDF) 23.10.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF) 10.09.2018

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 23 October 2018 | PDF version 24.10.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 September 2018 | PDF version 12.09.2018

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 Committee Stage Report 22.10.2018
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 23.08.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Civil Liability Bill 06.09.2018

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 Civil Liability Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 19.04.2018

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (CLB06) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Forum of Insurance Lawyers (CLB07) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: LV= (CLB08) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Thompsons Solicitors (CLB09) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Joanne Ali (CLB01) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Access to Justice (A2J) (CLB02) (PDF) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Irwin Mitchell LLP (CLB03) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Carpenters Group (CLB04) (PDF) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) (CLB05) (PDF) 11.09.2018

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate (PDF, 4MB) 27.06.2018
Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 2MB) 27.06.2018
Impact Assessment - Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury ('Whiplash') Claims Process (PDF, 3MB) 21.03.2018
Impact Assessment: Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate (PDF, 1MB) 21.03.2018
Impact Assessment - Civil Liability Bill: Overarching Impact Assessment (PDF, 948KB) 20.03.2018

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 24/05/2018 from Lord Keen of Elie to Peers regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the Civil Liability Bill. (PDF, 362KB) 24.05.2018
Letter dated 30/04/2018 from Lord Keen of Elie to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Civil Liability Bill. (PDF, 418KB) 30.04.2018

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