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Bill documents — Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) 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
Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017 c.18 27.04.2017

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 105 (as introduced) | PDF version, 67KB 27.02.2017
Commons Bill 12 2016-17 (as introduced) | PDF version, 82KB 30.01.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 105 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 185KB 02.03.2017
Commons Bill 12 EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 232KB 30.01.2017

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 24 February 2017 | PDF version, 166KB 24.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2017 | PDF version, 166KB 23.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2017 | PDF version, 165KB 22.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2017 | PDF version, 129KB 07.02.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2017 | PDF version, 127KB 02.02.2017

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) 23.02.2017
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 251KB) 31.01.2017

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considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.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 24 February 2017 | PDF version, 166KB 27.02.2017
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 February 2017 | PDF version, 84KB 02.02.2017

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 Background Briefing Paper on Second Reading 21.02.2017

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 Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 07.03.2017

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 dated 14/03/2017 from Sarah Newton MP to Christopher Chope MP regarding issues raised at the Commons report stage of the private member's bill (PDF, 107KB) 14.03.2017

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