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Bill documents — Space Industry 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
Space Industry Act 2018 (c. 5) 15.03.2018

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 87 Commons amendments | PDF version, 63KB 22.02.2018
Commons Bill 155 2017-19, as Amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 400KB 23.01.2018
Commons Bill 137 2017-19 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version, 397KB 29.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 73 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 388KB 14.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7 (as introduced) | PDF version, 385KB 27.06.2017

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, 397KB) 07.02.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 87 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 258KB 22.02.2018
Commons Bill 137 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 635KB 29.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 382KB 27.06.2017

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 Space Industry Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 622KB) 28.06.2017

"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 Departmental assessment of Amendments - 5 February 2018 (PDF, 124KB) 05.02.2018

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 6 February 2018 | PDF version, 147KB 06.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2018 | PDF version, 139KB 05.02.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2018 | PDF version, 139KB 02.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 159KB 23.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2018 | PDF version, 163KB 22.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2018 | PDF version, 157KB 19.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2018 | PDF version, 131KB 18.01.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 16 January 2018 | PDF version, 130KB 17.01.2018
Lords HL Bill 73(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 49KB) 27.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF, 90KB) 13.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 85KB) 10.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 76KB) 07.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 72KB) 19.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 79KB) 16.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 121KB) 12.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 69KB) 11.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 62KB) 10.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7(b) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 09.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 7(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 44KB) 13.07.2017

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, 331KB) 06.02.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 279KB) 22.01.2018

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 6 February 2018 | PDF version, 132KB 07.02.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 151KB 24.01.2018

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 02.02.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Space Industry Bill 17.01.2018

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 Space Industry Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 06.07.2017

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: Thomas Cheney (SIB01) 24.01.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Fieldfisher (SIB02) 24.01.2018

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 15/11/2017 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding the role of the Health and Safety Executive in regulating spaceflight activities. (PDF, 354KB) 15.11.2017
Letter dated 31/10/2017 from Baroness Sugg to Baroness Randerson and others regarding the Committee Stage of the Space Industry Bill: land powers. Incl. attached factsheet (PDF, 1MB) 31.10.2017
Letter dated 31/10/2017 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Fox and others regarding the Committee Stage of the Space Industry Bill: the traffic light system licensing scheme. (PDF, 687KB) 31.10.2017
Letter dated 25/10/2017 from Lord Callanan to Lord Rosser and others regarding amendments to draft secondary legislation as discussed during the Committee Stage of the Space Industry Bill on 23 Oct 2017. (PDF, 392KB) 25.10.2017
Letter dated 25/10/2017 from Lord Callanan to Lord Rosser and others regarding the Committee Stage of the Space Industry Bill: amendment of draft secondary legislation and regulations (PDF, 309KB) 25.10.2017

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