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Bill documents — Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 2017

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
Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 2017 c.5 23.02.2017


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 90 (as introduced) | PDF version, 66KB 11.01.2017
Commons Bill 93 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 76KB 16.11.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 90 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 440KB 11.01.2017
Commons Bill 93-EN | PDF version, 260KB 16.11.2016

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 Department for International Development 11 January 2017 (PDF, 158KB) 19.01.2017
Commons Dept for International Development 16 November 2016 (PDF, 158KB) 16.11.2016

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.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 10 January 2017 | PDF version, 177KB 10.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 January 2017 | PDF version, 176KB 09.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 January 2017 | PDF version, 175KB 06.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 January 2017 | PDF version, 167KB 05.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2016 | PDF version, 143KB 21.12.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 December 2016 | PDF version, 173KB 06.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 December 2016 | PDF version, 174KB 05.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2016 | PDF version, 174KB 02.12.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2016 | PDF version, 110KB 30.11.2016

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 Consideration on Report (PDF, 328KB) 09.01.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 181KB) 06.12.2016

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 10 January 2017 | PDF version, 144KB 11.01.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 December 2016 | PDF version, 141KB 07.12.2016

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 Committee Stage Report 03.01.2017
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 25.11.2016

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: schedule of meetings (PDF, 211KB) 05.12.2016
Commons Have your say on the Commonwealth Development Corporation 30.11.2016

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 Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 18.01.2017

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: The Rt Hon The Lord Boateng PC DL, Chair Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, formerly Chief Sec HMT and High Commissioner to South Africa (CDCB 01) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Nirmal Jain, Founder and Chairman, IIFL group (CDCB 02) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Owen Barder, Center for Global Development (CDCB 03) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Ian Goldin, University of Oxford (CDCB 04) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: World Bank Group (CDCB 05) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Zambeef Products PLC (CDCB 06) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Graham Clark (CDCB 07) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Lord Stern of Brentford, Kt, PBA, FRS (CDCB 08) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Christian Aid (CDCB 10) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Private Infrastructure Development Group (CDCB 11) (PDF, 536KB) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Rainbow Children's Hospital and BirthRight (CDCB 12) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Rajiv Lall, IDFC Bank Limited (CDCB 13) (PDF, 577KB) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: ARM Cement PLC (CDCB 14) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Mr. Ramesh Ramanathan, Chairman – Janalakshmi Financial Services, Ltd (CDCB 15) (PDF, 804KB) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Paddy Carter and Dirk Willem te Velde, Overseas Development Institute (CDCB 16) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: John Gibb (CDCB 17) 07.12.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Global Justice Now (CDCB 09) 07.12.2016

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