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Bill documents — Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] 2017-19


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 430 2017-19 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version 24.07.2019
Commons Bill 416 2017-19 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version 03.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 188 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 24.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 10.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 176 (as introduced) (Corrected version) | PDF version 21.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 176 (as introduced) | PDF version 01.05.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 416 EN 2017-19 | PDF version 03.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 176 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 01.05.2019

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
Lords Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 01.05.2019

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 July 2019 | PDF version 25.07.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 July 2019 | PDF version 23.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 July 2019 | PDF version 22.07.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 July 2019 | PDF version 19.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 188-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF) 01.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 188(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF) 28.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183-I(a) Manuscript amendment for Report, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 24.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 20.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 19.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 18.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 183(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 17.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 176(Rev)-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 06.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 176(Rev)(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 05.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 176(Rev)(c) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 31.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 176(Rev)(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 24.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 176(Rev)(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 23.05.2019

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 1 (PDF) 22.07.2019

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 Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 July 2019 | PDF version 23.07.2019

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 12.07.2019

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill 17.07.2019

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 Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 09.05.2019

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
Lords Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights from the Ministry of Justice (PDF) 01.05.2019

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: Bar Council (CTOPB01) 24.07.2019

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Lords Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL]: Online Procedure and Procedural Rules Committee (PDF) 24.04.2019

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 Lord Keen to Lord Hunt, attaching a letter to Lord Beecham regarding issues raised during second reading (PDF, 293KB) 29.05.2019
Letter from Lord Keen to Baroness Corston regarding the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill and the specified kinds of proceedings included 29.05.2019

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