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Bill documents — Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21

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 129 (as introduced) (PDF) 22.07.2020
Commons Bill 157 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) (PDF) 08.07.2020
Commons Bill 157 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) large font (PDF) 08.07.2020
Commons Bill 129 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 20.05.2020
Commons Bill 129 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 20.05.2020

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 bill showing changes made in Committee (PDF) 14.07.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 129 Explanatory Notes (PDF) 22.07.2020
Commons Bill 129 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 20.05.2020
Commons Bill 129 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 20.05.2020

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 Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 30.07.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF) 20.05.2020

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.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 July 2020 (PDF) 21.07.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 July 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 21.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 July 2020 (PDF) 20.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 July 2020 (PDF) 17.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2020 (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2020 (PDF) 15.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020 (PDF) 13.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020 (PDF) 09.07.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 July 2020 (PDF) 07.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2020 (PDF) 03.07.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 July 2020 (PDF) 02.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2020 (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 June 2020 (PDF) 30.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 June 2020 (PDF) 29.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2020 (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020 (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF) 24.06.2020

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 Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF) 20.07.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (PDF) 06.07.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 2 July 2020 (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 July 2020 (PDF) 22.07.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 7 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF) 08.07.2020

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 Progress of the Bill 17.07.2020
Commons Briefing paper on Second Reading 08.06.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say 11.06.2020

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 Ministry of Justice (PDF) 21.05.2020

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: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (CTSB11) (PDF) 08.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Kyriakos N Kotsoglou, Senior Lecturer in Law (Criminal Evidence), Northumbria University, and Marion Oswald, Vice Chancellor's Senior Fellow in Law, Northumbria University (further written evidence) (CTSB10) 03.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) (CTSB06) (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (CTSB07) (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Sharee Watson (CTSB08) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (suggested amendments) (CTSB09) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Kyriakos N Kotsoglou, Senior Lecturer in Law (Criminal Evidence), Northumbria University and Marion Oswald, Vice Chancellor's Senior Fellow in Law, Northumbria University (CTSB01) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Reader in International Security, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (CTSB02) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Rob Faure Walker (As part of SOAS COP for SOAS University of London) (CTSB03) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (CTSB04) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (CTSB05) 26.06.2020

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