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Bill documents — Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) 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 147 (as introduced) | PDF version 04.11.2020
Commons Bill 117 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Bill 117 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version (PDF) 18.03.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 147 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 04.11.2020
Commons Bill 117-EN 2019-21 | PDF version 18.03.2020
Commons Bill 117-EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 18.03.2020

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 Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 10.11.2020

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 147 Running list of amendments (PDF) 22.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 147(b) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 22.01.2021
Lords HL Bill 147(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 21.01.2021
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 3 November 2020 (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 3 November 2020 - (large print) (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 October 2020 (PDF) 02.11.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2020 (PDF) 30.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2020 (PDF) 26.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2020 (PDF) 23.10.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 October 2020 (PDF) 22.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2020 (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 October 2020 (PDF) 20.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2020 (PDF) 16.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 October 2020 (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 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 Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 October 2020 (PDF) 08.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 October 2020 (PDF) 07.10.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 October (PDF) 06.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 October 2020 (PDF) 05.10.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 October 2020 (PDF) 02.10.2020

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 Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments as at 3 November 2020 (PDF) 03.11.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 22 October 2020 (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 20 October 2020 (PDF) 19.10.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee (PDF) 13.10.2020

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 Report stage proceedings for 3 November 2020 (PDF) 04.11.2020
Commons All proceedings at Public Bill Committee Stage (PDF) 23.10.2020

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 Committee Stage Report 28.10.2020
Commons Briefing Paper for Second Reading 22.09.2020

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 20th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution 03.12.2020
Lords 30th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee 30.11.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say 25.09.2020

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 Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 12.11.2020

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: Law Society of Scotland (OOB14) 23.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Jonathan Morgan, Reader in English Law, University of Cambridge (supplementary) (OOB09) 21.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Royal British Legion (supplementary) (OOB10) (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones (OOB11) (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Ahmed Al-Nahhas, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) (supplementary) (OOB12) 21.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Professor James A. Sweeney LL.B, PhD (OOB13) (PDF) 21.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Reverend Nicholas Mercer, Rector of Bolton Abbey, The Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert, Bolton Abbey, and former Military Lawyer and the Command Legal Adviser for the Iraq War 2003 (OOB05) 15.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Assistant Professor Samuel Beswick, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada (OOB06) (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (OOB07) 15.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Reprieve (OOB08) (PDF) 15.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: JUSTICE (OOB02) (PDF) 09.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: John Cubbon (OOB03) 09.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: International Committee of the Red Cross (OOB04) 09.10.2020
Commons Written Evidence: David Lloyd Roberts, MBE, LLM and Charlotte Harford, PhD (OOB01) 07.10.2020

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 Johnny Mercer MP to Kevan Jones MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: the timeframe for statutory presumption, and legal representation of families at inquests (VND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT, 52KB) 03.11.2020

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