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Bill documents — National Citizen Service 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
National Citizen Service Act 2017 c.15 27.04.2017


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 114 Commons amendments | PDF version, 53KB 16.03.2017
Commons Bill 130 2016-17 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 100KB 24.01.2017
Commons Bill 114 2016-17, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 102KB 14.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 82 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 92KB 07.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 64 (as introduced) | PDF version, 93KB 11.10.2016

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 the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 125KB) 26.01.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 114 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 258KB 16.03.2017
Commons Bill 114 EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 296KB 14.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 64 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 683KB 11.10.2016

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 15 March 2017 (PDF, 101KB) 15.03.2017
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate - 15 March 2017 (PDF, 53KB) 15.03.2017
Commons Speaker’s provisional certificate (PDF, 272KB) 20.02.2017
Commons Memorandum from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport assessing amendments to the Bill - 25 January 2017 (PDF, 257KB) 25.01.2017
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 11 January 2017 (PDF, 47KB) 12.01.2017

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.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 15 March 2017 | PDF version, 128KB 15.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 March 2017 | PDF version, 119KB 14.03.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2017 | PDF version, 117KB 01.02.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 January 2016 | PDF version, 143KB 24.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 January 2017 | PDF version, 138KB 23.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2017 | PDF version, 138KB 20.01.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2017 | PDF version, 134KB 19.01.2017
Lords HL Bill 82-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 58KB) 13.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 82(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 51KB) 08.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 75KB) 05.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(f) Amendment for Report (PDF, 56KB) 02.12.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(e) Amendment for Report (PDF, 49KB) 30.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF, 58KB) 29.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(c) Amendment for Report (PDF, 50KB) 28.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF, 52KB) 24.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF, 53KB) 23.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 87KB) 18.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-I(a) Amendment for Grand Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF, 59KB) 17.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 92KB) 14.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(l) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 52KB) 11.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(k) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB) 10.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(j) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 49KB) 09.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(i) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 58KB) 08.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(h) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 51KB) 07.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(g) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 65KB) 04.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(f) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 47KB) 02.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(e) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 49KB) 01.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(d) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 47KB) 31.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(c) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 63KB) 28.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 53KB) 27.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 64(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 59KB) 26.10.2016

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, 257KB) 14.03.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 259KB) 23.01.2017

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 15 March 2017 | PDF version, 108KB 16.03.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 January 2017 | PDF version, 128KB 25.01.2017

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 Commons Library analysis of the progress of the Bill 10.03.2017

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the National Citizen Service Bill 17.01.2017

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 National Citizen Service Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 20.10.2016

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: Jemma Watson (NCSB 01) 25.01.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Sarah Mills (NCSB 02) (PDF, 220KB) 25.01.2017
Commons Written Evidence: defenddigitalme (NCSB 03) (PDF, 123KB) 25.01.2017
Commons Written Evidence: James Weinberg in association with Bite the Ballot and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democratic Participation (NCSB 04) (PDF, 293KB) 25.01.2017
Commons Written Evidence: Catch22 (NCSB 05) (PDF, 176KB) 25.01.2017
Commons Written Evidence: National Citizen Service Trust (NCSB 06) 25.01.2017

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 Lord Ashton and Rob Wilson MP to Stephen Greene regarding issues raised debates for NCS Trust to consider in annual reporting to Parliament (clauses 5 and 6). (PDF, 294KB) 13.12.2016
Letter dated 03/11/2016 from Lord Ashton of Hyde to Members regarding issues arising form the Second Reading of the National Citizens Service Bill (PDF, 265KB) 03.11.2016

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