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Bill documents — Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) 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
Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act 2018 (c. 33) 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
Commons Bill 301 2017-19 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 04.12.2018
Commons Bill 286 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version 13.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 133 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 16.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 108 (as introduced) | PDF version, 131KB 23.05.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 286-EN 2017-19, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version 13.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 108 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 705KB 23.05.2018

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. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 467KB) 23.05.2018

"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 Legislative Grand Committee Resolution (PDF) 12.12.2018
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 12.12.2018
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 21.11.2018

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. 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 12 December 2018 | PDF version 12.12.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 December 2018 | PDF version 04.12.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2018 | PDF version 03.12.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2018 | PDF version 30.11.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 November 2018 | PDF version 29.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 108-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 12.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 108-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 09.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 108-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 17.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 108-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 11.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 108-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 76KB) 06.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 108(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 65KB) 05.07.2018

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 in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF) 13.12.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF) 04.12.2018

Bill proceedings: Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. 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 Bill proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 December 2018 | PDF version 13.12.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 December 2018 | PDF version 05.12.2018

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 Briefing Paper on Second Reading 11.12.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Courts and Tribunals Bill 28.11.2018

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 Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 08.06.2018

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 09/07/2018 from Lord Keen of Elie to the Earl of Listowel regarding the potential closure of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) National Unit. (PDF, 122KB) 09.07.2018
Letter dated 28/06/2018 from Lord Keen of Elie QC to Lord Beecham regarding issues raised at the second reading debate: recommendations from the National Audit Office Report: 'Early progress in transforming courts and tribunals'. (PDF, 365KB) 28.06.2018
Letter dated 27/06/2018 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbots regarding issues raised at the second reading debate: the relationship between the Charity Commission, the Charity Tribunal and the Attorney General. (PDF, 57KB) 27.06.2018

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