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Bill documents — Domestic Abuse Bill 2017-19 to 2019

Bills

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 002 2019-20, as introduced | PDF version 15.10.2019
Commons Bill 422 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version 16.07.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 002 EN 2019-20 | PDF version 15.10.2019
Commons Bill 422-EN 2017-19 | PDF version 16.07.2019

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 Home Office and Ministry of Justice - 16 July 2019 (PDF) 17.07.2019

"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 Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 02.10.2019

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.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 31 October 2019 | PDF version 31.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2019 | PDF version 30.10.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 October 2019 | PDF version 29.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 October 2019 | PDF version 28.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2019 | PDF version 24.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2019 | PDF version 19.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2019 | PDF version 16.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 October 2019 | PDF version 08.10.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 October 2019 | PDF version 07.10.2019

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 All proceedings up to 31 October 2019 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 01.11.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 31 October 2019 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 01.11.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 October 2019 | PDF version 30.10.2019

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 30.09.2019

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF) 28.10.2019
Commons Have your say on the Domestic Abuse Bill 15.10.2019

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: Children's Commissioner (DAB10) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Changing Lives (DAB11) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: SafeLives (DAB12) (PDF) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Nagalro (the Professional Association for Children's Guardians, Family Court Advisers and Independent Social Workers (DAB13) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Brian Maloney (DAB14) (PDF) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The Magistrates Association (DAB15) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Todd (DAB16) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Agenda, the alliance for women and girls at risk (DAB17) (PDF) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Parity (DAB18) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Centre for Women's Justice (DAB19) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Refuge (DAB20) (PDF) 31.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Transform Justice (DAB01) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Equi-law UK (DAB02) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (DAB03) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Step Up Migrant Women Coalition (DAB04) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (DAB05) (PDF) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The ManKind Initiative (DAB06) (PDF) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dogs Trust (DAB07) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Tirion Havard, Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University (DAB08) (PDF) 30.10.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Refugee Council (DAB09) 30.10.2019

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Commons Impact Assessment from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice (PDF) 17.07.2019

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 Victoria Atkins MP to Carolyn Harris MP regarding points raised in the second reading debate (PDF, 125KB) 24.10.2019

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