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Bill documents — Parliamentary Constituencies 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 126 (as introduced) | PDF version 15.07.2020
Commons Bill 151 2019-21 (as amended) (PDF) 30.06.2020
Commons Bill 151 2019-21 (as amended) Large font accesible version (PDF) 30.06.2020
Commons Bill 127 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 19.05.2020
Commons Bill 127 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version (PDF) 19.05.2020

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) 10.07.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 126 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 15.07.2020
Commons Bill 127 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 19.05.2020
Commons Bill 127 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 19.05.2020

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 Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 16.07.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Cabinet Office (PDF) 19.05.2020

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 126-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF) 22.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 10.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126-II(Rev) Revised Second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 08.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126-II(Provisional) Second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 07.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF) 03.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(h) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF) 02.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(g) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF) 01.09.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(f) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF) 28.08.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(e) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF) 27.08.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(d) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 26.08.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(c) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF) 31.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 29.07.2020
Lords HL Bill 126(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF) 28.07.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 July 2020 (PDF) 14.07.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 July 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 14.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020 (PDF) 13.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020 (PDF) 10.07.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 June 2020 (PDF) 30.06.2020
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
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF) 23.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020 (PDF) 22.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020 (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 12.06.2020

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) 13.07.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 2) (PDF) 29.06.2020
Commons Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 1) (PDF) 25.06.2020

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 14 July 2020 (PDF) 15.07.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 1 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020

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 Second Reading 21.05.2020

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 13th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution 04.09.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say 05.06.2020

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 Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 22.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020 (PDF) 09.07.2020

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: Councillor Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council (PCB07) (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Aaron Fear (PCB08) (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Boundary Commission for England (follow-up from evidence session) (PCB09) (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Toby James, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of East Anglia (PCB05) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Councillor Dick Cole (PCB06) (PDF) 26.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Boundary Commission for England (PCB04) 24.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Liam Pennington (PCB01) 19.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: John Bryant (PCB02) 19.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Alan Renwick and Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, University College London (PCB03) 19.06.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office (PDF) 15.07.2020
Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office (PDF) 19.05.2020

Keeling schedules

These are documents prepared by the Government to show how a Bill would amend an Act or part of an Act. They consist of the relevant Act text with tracked changes indicating the amendments to be made by the Bill.

House Keeling schedules Date
Commons Updated Keeling schedule version - showing the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill (PDF) 03.07.2020
Commons Keeling schedule version - showing the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill (PDF) 01.06.2020

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