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Bill documents — Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill 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
Lords HL Bill 169 (as introduced) | PDF version 18.03.2019
Commons Bill 354 2017-19 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 11.03.2019
Commons Bill 172 2017-2019, as introduced | PDF version, 166KB 06.03.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 169 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 18.03.2019
Commons Bill 172-EN 2017-2019 | PDF version, 452KB 06.03.2018

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.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 18.03.2019

"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 Consent Motion - Letter to John Benger 7 May 2019 (PDF) 07.05.2019

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. 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
Lords HL Bill 169 Running list of amendments (PDF) 27.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 169(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 27.06.2019
Lords HL Bill 169(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 26.06.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 March 2019 | PDF version 11.03.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 March 2019 | PDF version 08.03.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2019 | PDF version 07.03.2019

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) 07.03.2019

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 15 March 2019 | PDF version 18.03.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 March 2019 | PDF version 12.03.2019

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 Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 08.05.2019

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 Viscount Younger of Leckie to colleagues regarding issues raised during the Second Reading (PDF, 297KB) 05.06.2019

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