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Bill documents — Smart Meters 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
Smart Meters Act 2018 (c. 14) 23.05.2018

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
Lords HL Bill 83 (as introduced) | PDF version, 121KB 06.02.2018
Commons Bill 135 2017-19, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 121KB 28.11.2017
Commons Bill 113 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version, 109KB 18.10.2017

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 129KB) 30.11.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 83 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 451KB 06.02.2018
Commons Bill 113-EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 321KB 18.10.2017

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 Smart Meters Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 476KB) 07.02.2018
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (PDF, 275KB) 24.10.2017

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 83-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 67KB) 11.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 83-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF, 60KB) 10.05.2018
Lords HL Bill 83-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 88KB) 20.04.2018
Lords HL Bill 83(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 79KB) 19.04.2018
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 5 February 2018 | PDF version, 137KB 05.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2018 | PDF version, 137KB 02.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2018 | PDF version, 137KB 01.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 November 2017 | PDF version, 174KB 28.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2017 | PDF version, 172KB 24.11.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 November 2017 | PDF version, 173KB 23.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 November 2017 | PDF version, 176KB 22.11.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 November 2017 | PDF version, 40KB 21.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2017 | PDF version, 99KB 20.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2017 | PDF version, 99KB 17.11.2017

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, 327KB) 05.02.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 182KB) 27.11.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 184KB) 23.11.2017

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 5 February 2018 | PDF version, 118KB 06.02.2018
Commons All proceedings up to 28 November 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version, 161KB 29.11.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 November 2017 | PDF version, 153KB 29.11.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 November 2017 | PDF version, 107KB 24.11.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 November 2017 | PDF version, 104KB 22.11.2017

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 and Act 17.08.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF, 217KB) 20.11.2017
Commons Have your say on the Smart Meters Bill 26.10.2017

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 Smart Meters Bill 2017-19: Briefing for Lords Stages 05.03.2018

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: Richard Wiles, Trilliant, Supplementary to oral evidence (SMB07) (PDF, 332KB) 29.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Citizens Advice (SMB08) (PDF, 175KB) 29.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Richard Harrington, Minister of State for Industry & Energy (SMB09) (PDF, 67KB) 29.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: SSE (SMB10) 29.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Rob Salter-Church, Ofgem, Supplementary to oral evidence (SMB11) (PDF, 149KB) 29.11.2017
Commons Supplementary Written Evidence: Derek Lickorish MBE, Secure Meters Ltd (SMB06) (PDF, 451KB) 24.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: An individual who wishes to remain anonymous (SMB01) 22.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Mr J R Harwood (SMB02) 22.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Smart Energy GB (SMB03) (PDF, 664KB) 22.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Energy Networks Association (SMB04) 22.11.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Energy UK (SMB05) 22.11.2017

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Smart Meters Bill - half-hourly electricity settlement powers (PDF, 995KB) 06.02.2018

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 22/03/2018 from Lord Henley regarding questions raised during the second reading debate on the Smart Meters Bill. (PDF, 195KB) 22.03.2018

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