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Bill documents — Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) 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
Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Act 2018 (c. 1) 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 140 2017-19 - Lords Amendments | PDF version, 64KB 07.12.2017
Lords HL Bill 65 (as introduced) | PDF version, 90KB 06.09.2017
Commons Bill 003 2017-19, as introduced | PDF version, 123KB 04.07.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 140 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 201KB 07.12.2017
Lords HL Bill 65 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 511KB 06.09.2017
Commons Bill 003-EN | PDF version, 258KB 04.07.2017

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 Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 208KB) 29.11.2017
Lords Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 368KB) 06.09.2017
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Communities and Local Government (PDF, 279KB) 04.07.2017

"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 Speaker's signed Certificate - 24 January 2018 (PDF, 53KB) 24.01.2018
Commons Legislative Grand Committee 5 September 2017 (PDF, 14KB) 05.09.2017
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 7 July 2017 (PDF, 42KB) 07.07.2017

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
Lords HL Bill 65-TR-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 65KB) 05.12.2017
Lords HL Bill 65-TR(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 59KB) 29.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 65-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 60KB) 24.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 65-R(a) Amendment for Report (PDF, 51KB) 14.11.2017
Lords HL Bill 65-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee 20.10.2017
Lords HL Bill 65(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (PDF, 62KB) 17.10.2017
Commons Committee of the Whole House Amendments as at 5 September 2017 | PDF version, 115KB 05.09.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 September 2017 | PDF version, 115KB 04.09.2017
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 31 August 2017 | PDF version, 116KB 01.09.2017

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 of Lords Amendments (PDF, 268KB) 23.01.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee of the whole House (PDF, 302KB) 05.09.2017

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 Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 23 January 2018 | PDF version, 95KB 24.01.2018
Commons Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 5 September 2017 | PDF version, 110KB 06.09.2017

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 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 Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 03.10.2017

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 23/11/2017 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Lord Kennedy of Southwark and Baroness Pinnock regarding the risk of gaming in the rate relief for new fibre, raised in the Grand Committee stage of the Bill (PDF, 111KB) 23.11.2017

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