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Bill documents — Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Act 2015

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
Commons Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Act 2015 c.34 25.11.2015


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 77 2015-16, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 71KB 23.11.2015
Commons Bill 99 2015-16 (as introduced) | PDF version, 81KB 19.11.2015

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 77-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 201KB 23.11.2015
Commons Bill 99 EN 2015-16 | PDF version 19.11.2015

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 Committee of the Whole House Amendments as at 23 November 2015 | PDF version, 135KB 23.11.2015

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 Committee of the whole House (PDF, 178KB) 23.11.2015

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considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.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 23 November 2015 | PDF version, 106KB 24.11.2015

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
Lords House of Lords In Focus Briefing (OCTET-STREAM, 236KB) 20.01.2016
Commons Background Briefing Paper on the Bill 20.11.2015

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 Northern Ireland Assembly- 20 November 2015 (PDF, 180KB) 23.11.2015

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