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Bill documents — Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018

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
Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018 (c. 2) 08.02.2018


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
Commons Bill 118 2017-19, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 80KB 25.10.2017
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
Commons Bill 118 -EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 435KB 25.10.2017
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. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

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

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 29 January 2018 | PDF version, 130KB 29.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2018 | PDF version, 130KB 26.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2018 | PDF version, 130KB 25.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 November 2017 | PDF version, 148KB 14.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2017 | PDF version, 137KB 13.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2017 | PDF version, 145KB 10.11.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 31 October 2017 | PDF version, 113KB 01.11.2017
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

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, 254KB) 29.01.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee (PDF, 176KB) 13.11.2017

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 29 January 2018 | PDF version, 115KB 30.01.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 November 2017 | PDF version, 133KB 15.11.2017

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 Briefing Paper on the Bill 22.01.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill 31.10.2017

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 02/11/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Boyce regarding issues raised during the third reading debate. 2p. (PDF, 130KB) 02.11.2017
Letter dated 02/11/2017 from Earl Howe to Lord Craig during the third reading debate: includes the phrases "part-time service", the Prosecutors' Protocol and jurisdiction. 2p (PDF, 215KB) 02.11.2017
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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