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Bill documents — Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) 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
Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 c. 25 01.11.2018


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 255 2017-19 - Lords Amendments | PDF version, 88KB 19.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 107 (as introduced) | PDF version, 74KB 16.05.2018
Commons Bill 192 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version, 83KB 27.03.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 255 EN 2017-19 Lords Amendments (PDF, 84KB) 19.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 107 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 555KB 16.05.2018
Commons Bill 192 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 523KB 27.03.2018

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 16.10.2018
Commons Departmental Memorandum (PDF) 15.10.2018
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion - 15 May 2018 (PDF, 122KB) 15.05.2018
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 23 April 2018 (PDF, 52KB) 23.04.2018

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
Lords HL Bill 107-TR(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 53KB) 09.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 107-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 61KB) 02.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 107-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 51KB) 28.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107-R(a)(Rev) Amendments for Report (PDF, 58KB) 27.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 75KB) 15.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 51KB) 14.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 53KB) 12.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB) 08.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 07.06.2018
Lords HL Bill 107(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 56KB) 06.06.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 May 2018 | PDF version, 128KB 01.05.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 April 2018 | PDF version, 112KB 30.04.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2018 | PDF version, 101KB 26.04.2018

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 of Lords Amendments (PDF) 17.10.2018

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 Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 October 2018 | PDF version 17.10.2018
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 15 May 2018 | PDF version, 83KB 16.05.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 May 2018 | PDF version, 107KB 02.05.2018

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 the Bill 18.04.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill 24.04.2018

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 Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 23.05.2018

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: Gary Martin (RCTB01) 02.05.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Wienerworld Limited (RCTB02) 02.05.2018
Commons Written Evidence: London Councils and the Greater London Authority (Joint submission) (RCTB03) 02.05.2018
Commons Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (RCTB04) 02.05.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association (RCTB05) 02.05.2018

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 30/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth regarding issues raised during the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill committee stage. (PDF, 1MB) 30.06.2018
Letter dated 12/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 1MB) 12.06.2018

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