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Bill documents — Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) 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
Commons Bill 243 2019-21 (Lords Amendments) (PDF) 21.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 161 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 13.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144 (as introduced) (Corrected version) | PDF version 19.10.2020
Lords HL Bill 144 (as introduced) (PDF) 19.10.2020
Commons Bill 188 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 23.09.2020
Commons Bill 188 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print) (PDF) 23.09.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 243-EN 2019-21 (PDF) 21.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 19.10.2020
Commons Bill 188 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) (PDF) 23.09.2020
Commons Bill 188 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print) (PDF) 23.09.2020

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. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 27.10.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office (PDF) 23.09.2020

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
Commons Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 January 2021 (PDF) 25.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 161-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF) 18.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Report (PDF) 11.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-II Provisional second marshalled list for Report (PDF) 08.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 06.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 05.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 04.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 11.12.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 07.12.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-III(Rev) Revised third marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 01.12.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-III Provisional third marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 30.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 26.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corr)-I(Corr)(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List) (PDF) 24.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corrected)-I Corrected marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 20.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corrected)-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 19.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corrected)(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 18.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(Corrected)(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 17.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 16.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 13.11.2020
Lords HL Bill 144(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 12.11.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 15 October 2020 (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 15 October 2020 - (large print) (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 October 2020 (PDF) 14.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 October 2020 (PDF) 13.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 October 2020 (PDF) 12.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 October 2020 (PDF) 09.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 October 2020 (PDF) 08.10.2020

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 Grouping and selection of Amendments decided by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF) 15.10.2020

Bill proceedings: Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. 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 Bill proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 15 October 2020 (PDF) 16.10.2020

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 Second Reading 02.10.2020

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Lords 19th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution 19.11.2020
Lords 28th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee 04.11.2020

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 Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 22.10.2020

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 the Home Office (PDF) 23.09.2020

Relevant documents

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

House Relevant documents Date
Commons Explanatory Memorandum from the Home Office (PDF) 23.09.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru 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 disagreed to by the Scottish Parliament - 19 January 2021 (PDF) 19.01.2021
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Government (LCM-S5-48) - December 2020 (PDF) 19.01.2021

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 fom James Brokenshire MP to Julian Lewis MP regarding the role of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in the oversight of Criminal Conduct Authorisations and plans to amend the CHIS Code of Practice (PDF, 33KB) 14.10.2020

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