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Bill documents — Business and Planning Act 2020

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
Business and Planning Act 2020 (c. 16) 22.07.2020

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 166 2019-21, Lords Amendments to the Bill (PDF) 21.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 119 (as introduced) | PDF version 30.06.2020
Commons Bill 148 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons Bill 148 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version (PDF) 25.06.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 166-EN 2019-21 (PDF) 21.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 119 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 30.06.2020
Commons Bill 148 EN 2019-21 (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons Bill 148 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 25.06.2020

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 Business and Planning Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (PDF) 25.06.2020

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 119-R-I(Corrected-II) Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 15.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 119-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 08.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 119(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 07.07.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 29 June 2020 - revised version (PDF) 29.06.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 29 June 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 29.06.2020

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 CCLA Grouping of Lords Amendments 21 July 2020 (PDF) 21.07.2020
Commons Provisional grouping and selection of Amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF) 29.06.2020

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 21 July 2020 (PDF) 22.07.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 29 June 2020 (PDF) 30.06.2020

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 all Commons stages 26.06.2020

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 Business and Planning Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages (PDF) 02.07.2020

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Commons Human Rights Memorandum from Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (PDF) 25.06.2020

Relevant documents

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

House Relevant documents Date
Commons Analysis from HM Government to support the Business and Planning Bill (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons HM Government Public Sector Equality Duty Assessment and Family Test (PDF) 25.06.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly (PDF) 08.07.2020

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