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Bill documents — Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL] 2017-19


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 68 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 71KB 11.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 13 (as introduced) | PDF version, 72KB 28.06.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 13 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 472KB 28.06.2017

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 Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 208KB) 28.06.2017

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
Lords HL Bill 13-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 73KB) 09.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-R(e) Amendment for Report (PDF, 53KB) 06.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-R(d) Amendment for Report (PDF, 48KB) 04.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF, 51KB) 02.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 52KB) 15.09.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 59KB) 14.09.2017
Lords HL Bill 13-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee (PDF, 82KB) 08.09.2017
Lords HL Bill 13(d) Amendment for Grand Committee (PDF, 50KB) 07.09.2017
Lords HL Bill 13(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 53KB) 24.07.2017
Lords HL Bill 13(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 68KB) 18.07.2017
Lords HL Bill 13(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 63KB) 14.07.2017

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 Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 06.07.2017

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 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Touhig and others regarding flexible working arrangements available to the Armed Forces as discussed during the Committee Stage of the bill (PDF, 915KB) 29.09.2017
Letter dated 29/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig of Radley and others regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the bill (PDF, 524KB) 29.09.2017
Letter dated 27/09/2017 from Earl Howe to Earl Attlee regarding pay for part-time working as discussed during the Committee Stage (PDF, 140KB) 27.09.2017

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