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Bill documents — Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21

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
Commons Bill 096 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Bill 096 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 03.03.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 096 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Bill 096 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 03.03.2020

Delegated Powers Memoranda

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House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice (PDF) 03.03.2020

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 09.03.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice (PDF) 03.03.2020

Will write letters

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House Will write letters Date
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and others (PDF, 23KB) 10.03.2020

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