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Bill documents — Kew Gardens (Leases) Act 2019

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
Kew Gardens (Leases) Act 2019 (c. 25) 09.09.2019


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 401 2017-19, as brought from the Lords | PDF version 12.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 181 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 05.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 174 (as introduced) | PDF version 25.04.2019

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 401 EN 2017-19 | PDF version 12.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 174 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 29.04.2019

"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 Legislative Grand Committee (England) Consent Motion - 24 July 2019 (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 21.06.2019

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 Legislative Grand Committee England Amendments as at 24 July 2019 | PDF version 24.07.2019
Commons Consideration of Bill (Report Stage) Manuscript Amendments (PDF) 24.07.2019
Lords HL Bill 174-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 03.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 174-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 17.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 174(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 16.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 174(b) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 15.05.2019
Lords HL Bill 174(a) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 09.05.2019

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 on Report (PDF) 24.07.2019
Commons Legislative Grand Committee (PDF) 24.07.2019

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 Legislative Grand Committee (England) Proceedings as at 24 July 2019 | PDF version 25.07.2019
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 24 July 2019 | PDF version 25.07.2019

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 the Bill 23.07.2019

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 Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages 01.05.2019

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 Gardiner to Lord Campbell-Savours regarding questions raised in the committee stage: whether the land at Kew could go out for tender or public auction, potential future housing development, and sub-leasing the land (PDF, 181KB) 10.06.2019
Letter from Lord Gardiner of Kimble to Baroness Kramer regarding issues protections afforded to the car park at Kew (PDF, 498KB) 30.05.2019

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