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					As at 21 July 2009 Title

Territorial coverage of public bills*: session 2008-09
Bill/CAP No Type of bill Summary England

Apprenticeships, Skills, 55, 78; HL Children and Learning Bill (for 42 detailed table of territorial extent see Explanatory Notes Appendix A)

G

The bill contains proposals to reform education, training and apprenticeships for young people and adults, and to provide new powers to strengthen children's trusts, improve standards in schools and increase confidence in qualifications.

Covered by the bill

Autism Bill

Banking Bill

PMB 1 The bill aims to provide better information about the numbers of people with autism and their needs and to improve the local planning and delivery of services. 147, 2007G The bill establishes for the first 08; carried time a permanent statutory over to 2008regime for dealing with failing 09 - 6, 59; banks, amends related current HL 13, 20, legislation and makes new 21, 23; Cap provisions for the governance of 1 the Bank of England. HL 3 G After second reading on 16.11 withdrawn to allow identical Banking Bill to proceed

10, 98,; HL 56

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill except Cl 231

Banking (No 2) Bill [HL]

Covered by the bill except Cl 231

Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]

HL 15, 29, 65; 86, 115; Cap 11

G

The Bill is the latest to seek to Covered by the amend the law on immigration, bill asylum and nationality. It includes the citizenship and child protection aspects of the Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill which was published for consultation in July 2008. It incorporates aspects of other consultation exercises on the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland), and on immigration appeals.

Business Rate Supplements Bill

2;, 116; HL 30, 47, 51; Cap 7

G

The bill will create a new power Covered by the for upper tier local authorities to bill levy a local supplement on the business rate and to retain the proceeds for investment in that area. The Bill would provide a statutory basis to the Government's commitment in 1999 to "eradicate" child poverty by 2020. The Bill makes provision relating to the civil service; the ratification of treaties; the House of Lords; time limits for human rights claims against devolved administrations; judicial appointments; public order around Parliament; national audit; finacial reporting to Parliament. Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and 11

Child Poverty Bill

112 G

Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill

142 G

Covered by the bill

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill Coroners and Justice Bill

14; HL 53

PMB 6 The purpose of the Bill is to introduce certain reforms to the law of industrial and provident societies. 9, 72; HL 33, G The bill includes provisions 69 relating to coroners, criminal justice, witnesses and evidence, sentencing, legal aid, criminal memoirs and data protection. 1, 51; Cap 4 G

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill except Cl 38, 54 & Sch 9 and 20 (parts)

Corporation Tax Bill

The main purpose of the bill is to Covered by the rewrite the charge to corporation bill tax and the primary corporation tax legislation used by companies in computing their income.

Equality Bill

85 G

The main elements of the Bill Covered by the are: banning age discrimination bill in the provision of goods and services; increasing transparency in the workplace; making Britain fairer through a single equality duty; extending positive action measures to make organisations and businesses more representative; allowing all-women shortlists beyond 2015; consolidating existing legislation.

Finance Bill

90; 122; HL 63; Cap 10

G

The Bill grants certain duties, Covered by the alters other duties, amends the bill law relating to the National Debt, and the Public Review and makes further provision in relation to finance. Subject to Subsection 3 this Bill extends to England only

Fuel Poverty Bill

11 PMB 2 This Bill would bring in three measures: an energy efficiency programme to bring existing homes up to current energy efficiency levels; social tariffs to limit vulnerable households‟ exposure to high energy bills; and reinforcement of the legal duty on the Government to act to end fuel poverty

Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [HL]

HL 12; 69; Cap 6

G

This short Bill enables the UK to Covered by the ratify two international bill agreements to protect humanitarian workers and military medical personnel: the Third Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions; and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel.

Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill

15; 123

PMB 7 The Bill seeks to define and Covered by the promote "green energy". It aims bill to facilitate the development of green energy requiring a review and revision of the Microgeneration Strategy, changing permitted development rights in planning law and ensuring that green energy installations do not result in higher council tax or rates bills.

Health Bill [HL]

HL 18, 31; HL 97; 124

G

Industry and Exports (Financial 70; HL 39; Support) Bill Cap 5

G

The bill proposes to improve the quality of NHS care and services and improve public health A Bill to amend section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 and to amend section 1(1) of the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991.

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Local Democracy, Economic HL 2, 40; 93 G Development and Construction Bill [HL]

The Bill seeks to create greater Covered by the opportunities for community and bill individual involvement in local decision-making. It also provides for greater involvement of local authorities in local and regional economic development.

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL]

HL 1, 38, 49; G 108, 137

The bill covers a broad range of Covered by the marine issues, including a new bill Marine Management Organisation; the marine licensing system; fisheries management; marine conservation zones; route round the English coast. The bill is designed to assist with the devolution of policing and justice to Northern Ireland by making amendments to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UK-wide

Northern Ireland Bill

62; HL 28; Cap 3

G

Parliamentary Standards Bill

121; HL 60, G 67; 146: cap 13

The Bill introduces a statutory Covered by the Independent Parliamentary Bill Standards Authority (IPSA) and Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations. The Bill seeks to give effect to Covered by the recommendations of the Law bill Commission and amend two legal rules - against perpetuities and excessive accumulations commonly encountered in the context of trusts. The bill draws together a number of disparate policy issues on policing and crime. Covered by the bill

Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL]

HL 35

G

Policing and Crime Bill

7, 66; HL 48 G

Political Parties and Elections 141 2007-08; G Bill carried over to 2008-09 4, 136; HL 26, 45, 54, 64 2008-09; Cap 12 Postal Services Bill [HL] HL 24, 41, 44; 100 G

The bill makes some Covered by the amendments to the regulation of bill party funding and election expenditure set out in the Political Parties etc Act (PPERA) 2000.

Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill

To make provision for the restructuring of the Royal Mail Group and about the Royal Mail Pension Plan; to make new provision about the regulation of postal services. 29 PMB 5 This Bill intends to remove the religious requirement on the monarch‟s spouse and the preference for men in the line of succession. It would have no effect on the religion of the monarch, who would still be required to be in communion with the Church of England. The Bill would also repeal the Royal Marriages Act 1772 which places certain restrictions on members of the Royal Family marrying without consent of the monarch. G The purpose of the bill is to provide a financial incentive to saving among the poorest in society.

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill 3, 57, 118; HL 25, 37; Cap 8

Covered by the bill

Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill

13 PMB 4 This Bill intends to make the payment of the relief to small businesses automatic. The Bill has now (6.3) been withdrawn.

Covered by the bill

Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill

12 PMB 3 The Bill seeks to provide for a Covered by the mechanism for statutory bill redundancy pay which links it to average weekly earnings. 8, 67: HL 32, G 62 The bill proposes to reform the Covered by the welfare and benefit system to bill improve support and incentives for people to move from benefits into work.

Welfare Reform Bill

* All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal ballot for Private Members' bills Information based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliamen Series

session 2008-09
Scotland Wales Northern Ireland

A few provisions apply to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament

Some provisions apply to A few provisions apply to Wales Northern Ireland

Not covered by the bill

Largely covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill except Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Cl 231

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill except Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Cl 231

Covered by the bill. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the Bill except cl 11 and Part 2. Legislative Consent motion lodged in Scottish Parliament.

Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and 11

Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and Part 2

Covered by the bill except Part 4

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill except Part 4

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by cl 5,6&7(1)&(3) re amdts

Largely covered by the bill. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament.

Covered by the bill except Covered by the bill Cl 38, 54 & Sch 9 and 20 (parts)

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

With one exception, covered by the bill. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament.

Covered by the bill

Partially covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by Section 10

Covered by Section 10

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by Cl 32, 33, 36, 37 and parts of Sch 3 & 4

Covered by the bill

Covered by Cl 32, 33, 36, 37 and parts of Sch 3 & 4

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by Parts 8 & 9. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament

Covered by the bill

Covered by Part 9

Some provisions apply to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 18.3.09

Covered by the bill

Some provisions apply to Northern Ireland

Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UKwide

Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UK-wide

Covered by the bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Some provisions apply to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament

Covered by the bill

Some provisions apply to Northern Ireland

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Not covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Covered by the bill

Largely covered by the bill. Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament.

Covered by the bill

Largely covered by the bill

dated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in

ach House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated el Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current

As at 26 Nov 2008 Title

Territorial coverage of public bills*: session 2007-08
Bill/CAP No Type of bill Summary England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland

Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill

18

Banking Bill

147, 170

PMB 6 The Bill aims to reduce the number of situations under the Animals Act 1971 when, following an accident involving certain types of animal, an owner of the animal is strictly liable. G The Bill establishes for the first time a permanent statutory regime for dealing with failing banks, amends related current legislation and makes new provision for regulation of the Bank of England. G

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by Bill Covered by the Bill except for Cl 231

Covered by Bill except for Covered by Bill except for Cl 231 Cl 231

Banking (Special Provisions) Bill

73, 74; HL 34; Cap 2

British Board of Film Classification (Accountability to Parliament and Appeals) Bill

16

The Bill gives effect to the Covered by the Government's plans to take the Bill Northern Rock Bank into public ownership. PMB 4 The Bill aims to reform the Not stated BBFC by making its senior appointments and classification guidelines subject to scrutiny by a select committee. It also provides for decisions of the BBFC to be subject to appeal or review if an EDM garners he support of 50+ MPS.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not stated

Not stated

Not stated

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill

4; HL 21; Cap 5

G

The aim of this small Bill is to Covered by the 'clarify the legislative and Bill regulatory position' of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link ahead of the restructuring of London and Continental Railways. The Bill focuses on two topics: child support maintenance and the provision of lump sum payments in connection with mesothelioma Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (introduced in 2006-07 & carried over to 2007-08)

118, 156, 2006-07: 3, 116, 2007-08; HL 12, 35; Cap 6

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Some measures and general provisions also apply to NI

Children and Young Persons Bill [HL]

HL 8, 32; 96, 133; Cap 23

G

The Bill makes provisions to Covered by the reform the statutory framework Bill for the care system, to ensure that children and young people receive high quality care and support and to drive improvements in the delivery of services focussed on the needs of the child.

Para 9 of Sch 1 applies to Scotland

Covered by the Bill, with Not covered by the Bill the exception of the provision to enable the Chief Inspector to issue a compliance notice where they have concerns that standards in residential care settings are not being met, which applies to England only.

Climate Change Bill [HL]

HL 9, 87; 97, 129; Cap 27

G

The Bill sets up a framework for Covered by the the UK to achieve its long-term Bill goals of reducing carbon emissions and to ensure steps are taken towards adapting to the impact of climate change. The Bill contains a number of provisions which the Government states are designed to enhance counterterrorism powers. The Bill abolishes the common law rules relating to anonymity orders for witnesses in criminal trials and replace them with statutory powers. The Bill is very wide ranging and covers a number of areas such as youth justice, sentencing, release and recalls of prisoners, crime. This Bill provides the legal and administrative framework for the distribution of assets from dormant bank accounts. Covered by most of the Bill except cl 11,12,15,24,25,3 0,78,83 Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Act except for ss 71-7, 81, 88, Sch 5, 6. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 20.12.07 c4759

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Act except for ss 71-6, 79, 81, 88, Sch 5, 8

Counter-Terrorism Bill

63, 100, 168; HL 65, 82, 93, 96; Cap 28

G

Covered by most of the Bill Covered by most of the except cl Bill except cl 10,12,14,15,23,25,29,64,65, 11,12,15,24,25,30,78,83 77,83 Service courts provisions also apply to Scotland Covered by the Bill

Covered by most of the Bill except cl 10,11,14,23,24,29,30,64, 65,77,78 Covered by the Bill

Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill

134, 140: HL 176; Cap 15

G

Criminal Justice and 130, 2006-07; 1, 15, 104, 105; HL 15 Immigration Bill (introduced in 2007-08; Cap 4 2006-07 and carried over to 2007-08) Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL] HL 2, 17, 26, 91; 80, 150; Cap 31

G

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill except in respect of certain reserved matters. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 30.1.08 c5627 Covered by the Bill. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 24.1.08 c5387

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill except in respect of certain reserved and excepted matters Covered by the Bill

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Education and Skills Bill

12, 81, 164; HL 58, 80; Cap 25

G

The Bill puts a duty on all young Covered by the people to participate in Bill education or training until the age of 18; amends legislation about the provision of adult education and training, and support for young people; changes the regulatory framework for inspection of independent educational provision.

Covered by clauses 71-5, 142, 146, 14850. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 20.2.08 c6125

Covered by the Bill. The Covered by clauses 142, Bill also confers framwork 146, 148-50 powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s149)

Employment Bill [HL]

HL 13, 49, 60; 117, 151; Cap 64

G

Energy Bill

53, 79, 160; HL 52, 86, 95

G

The Bill contains diverse proposals to reform existing law covering industrial relations and employment protection, with a particular focus on vulnerable workers. The Bill contains the legislative provisions required to implement UK energy policy following the publication of the Energy Review 2006 and the Energy White Paper 2007. This Bill seeks to give effect in UK law to the decisions on the financing of the EU budget taken at the December 2005 European Council meeting.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by clauses 8-13

Covered by the Bill

Largely covered by the Bill. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 13.11.08 c12449

Covered by the Bill

Largely covered by the Bill

European Communities (Finance) Bill

2; HL 2; Cap 1

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

European Union (Amendment) 48; HL 40; Cap 7 Bill

G

The Bill is intended to enable Covered by the the UK to ratify the Treaty of Bill Lisbon which it signed on 13 December 2007. The Treaty of Lisbon amends the principal EU treaties. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Finance Bill

89, 124; HL 74; Cap 9

Food Products (Marketing to Children) Bill

19

The Bill encompasses all of the changes to be made to tax law for the year. PMB 7 A Bill to make provision about the advertising, marketing and promotion of food and drink products to children G The Bill seeks to enforce professional regulation and create a new integrated regulator, the Quality Care Commission, for adult and social care. The Bill gives effect to the Government's proposals to create the Homes and Communities Agency and the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords The purpose of the Bill is to amend the law relating to assisted reproduction treatment and embryo research.

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Health and Social Care Bill

9, 52: HL 33, 62, 68; Cap 132

Covered by the Bill

Some provisions extend to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 9.1.08 c4842

Covered by the Bill

Some provisions extend to Northern Ireland

Housing and Regeneration Bill 8;, 54, 142; HL 47, 67, 77; Cap 17

G

Covered by the Bill

Some consequential matters may extend to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 19.3.08 c7104

Covered by the Bill

Some consequential matters may extend to Northern Ireland

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]

HL 6, 25, 83; 70, 120; Cap 22

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Local Transport Bill [HL]

HL 1, 15; 67, 106; Cap 85

G

The Bill seeks to enable local Covered by the authorities to improve the quality Bill of local bus services; to reform the arrangements for local transport governance in the major conurbations; to reform the existing legislation relating to local road pricing schemes.

Clauses 1-6, 41, 46-52, 59, Covered by the Bill. The Clauses 109, 112-3, 11563, 65, 106, 109, 111-8 Bill also confers framwork 8 extend to Scotland extend to Scotland powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s235 & sch 17)

National Insurance (Contributions) Bill

7, 137; HL 28, 78; Cap 16

G

The Bill introduces new Covered by the regulation powers to enable Bill except cl 2 Ministers to implement changes in personal taxation announced in the March 2007 budget. The Bill is the second part of the Covered by the package of reforms to the UK Bill pensions system set out in the May 2006 pensions white paper. The Bill seeks to provide for a Covered by the single consent regime for a wide Bill except s178 rage of infrastructure projects currently approved under separate pieces of legislation. Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill except cl Covered by the Bill 2 except cl 2

Covered by the Bill except cl 1,3,

Pensions Bill

25, 75, 174: HL 50, 79, 89; Cap 30

G

Covered by the Bill. Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 12.3.08 c6865

Covered by the Bill

Covered by PI chapters 4 & 5, section 104-6, 10911

Planning Bill

11, 71, 171; HL 69, 94, 97: Cap 29

G

Parts 1-8, 11 largely extend Covered by the Bill. The Not covered by the Bill to Scotland Bill also confers framwork powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s202) Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill

Planning and Energy Bill

17, 72, 149; HL 56, 75; Cap 21

Private Equity (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment) Bill

28

PMB 1 The Bill seeks to enable local planning authorities to set requirements for energy generation and energy efficiency in local plans. PMB 5 The Bill seeks to provide greater employment protection for employees who work in businesses which are changing ownership by share transfer. G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered to the same extent as it is covered by the 2006 regulations

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL]

HL 7, 46; 103; Cap 13

The Bill provides for the Covered by the establishment of the Local Bill Better Regulation Office, for the co-ordination of regulatory enforcement by local authorities, for the creation of civil sanctions in relation to regulatory offences and for the reduction and removal of regulatory offences.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Sale of Student Loans Bill

6, 13, 121: HL 24, 55: Cap 10

G

The Bill contains measures to Covered by the enable a programme of sales of Bill the Government's Student Loans Portfolio.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill

26; HL 59; Cap 11

PMB 2 The Bill seeks to amend the Covered by the Education Act 1996 in relation to Bill the provision and publication of information about children who have special educational needs (SEN).

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

As at 24 Jan 2008 Title

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2006/2007
Bill/CAP No Type of bill Summary England Scotland Wales

Building Societies 23, 95; HL (Funding) and Mutual 65, 93 Societies (Transfers) Bill (formerly known as Financial Mutual Arrangements Bill)

PMB 7 This Bill seeks to loosen certain Covered by the restrictions on the operating Bill conditions of mutual societies and to provide the opportunity for government to change the manner in which future rule changes are effected. The institutions most affected will be the building societies. G The Bill focuses on two topics: child support maintenance and the provision of lump sum payments in connection with mesothelioma Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill

118, 156

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Concessionary Bus Travel Bill [HL]

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [HL]

G The Bill HL 13,33,88: 60,119; Cap 13 will guarantee free offpeak travel for everyone aged 60 and over and disabled people on all local buses anywhere in England from April 2008 HL 2; HL 25; G The Bill seeks to establish a HL 36; HL new National Consumer 92; 61, 96; Council; require utility Cap 17 companies to join redress schemes and estate agents an ombudsman scheme; give individuals rights to cancel contracts for goods and services made away from business premises.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill (but not by ss31-33). Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 17.1.07 c31173

Covered by the Bill

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill [carried over from 2005-06]

220, 236, G 2005-06: 5, 70, 113, 133;, 145, 148 2006-07; HL 19, HL 28, 40, 72, 76, 87, 94, 98 2006-07; Cap 19 130 G

The Bill seeks to create a new Covered by the statutory offence of corporate Bill manslaughter which will replace the common law offence of manslaughter by gross negligence as far as corporations are concerned. In Scotland the new offence will be called corporate homicide.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

The Bill is very wide ranging and Covered by the covers a number of areas such Bill as youth justice, sentencing, release and recalls of prisoners, crime. The Bill seeks to facilitate the identification of households qualifying for financial and practical support during the phasing out of analogue television broadcasting signals in favour of digital signals. Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Covered by the Bill the Bill except in respect of certain reserved matters

Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill

3; HL 35, 57; G Cap 8

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Disabled Children (Family Support) Bill

20

PMB4

The Bill makes provision for Covered by the carers of disabled children to be Bill assessed and provided with short breaks. It places duties on local authorities and the National Health Service in respect of disabled children and their carers.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill

18

PMB 2 The Bill makes provision to Covered by the advance time in England by one Bill hour throughout the year for an experimental period of 3 years

Covered by the Bill, subject Covered by the Bill, to cl 9(2) subject to cl 9(2)

Finance Bill

86, 120; HL 85; Cap 11

G

The Bill grants certain duties, Covered by the alters other duties, amends the Bill law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue and make further provision in connection with finance. The aim of the Bill is to provide Covered by the civil remedies for those faced Bill with forced marriage and victims of forced marriage. The Bill is intended to enable Covered by the the Government to implement Bill section 43 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 which would allow cases involving serious and complex fraud to be tried by a judge acting alone without a jury in certain circumstances

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Forced Marriage (Civil HL 3, 70, 79; PMB Protection) Bill [HL] 129; Cap 20

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Fraud (Trials without a 6: HL 31 Jury) Bill

G

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Further Education and HL 6, 30, 44; G Training Bill [HL] 75, 125; Cap 25

The Bill implements proposals in Covered by the 'Further education: raising Bill skills, improving life chances', Cm 6768. Makes provision for the Learning and Skills Council for England; further education institutions and industrial training levies.

Covered by ss11 & 12. ss 24 & 25 and sch 1 & 2 amend enactments extending to Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 17.1.07 c31176

Covered by the Bill. The Bill gives measuremaking powers to the National Assembly for Wales in the field of education and training.

Greater London Authority Bill

11; HL 46, 71, 84: Cap 24

G

The Bill is designed to give Covered by the effect to the Government's Bill policy statement of 13.7.06 in relation to the GLA. It seeks to increase the Mayor's strategic role in relation to housing, health, planning, culture, climate change, waste and the environment and to enhance the powers of the Assembly in relation to its budget and appointments. The Bill seeks to provide for the Speaker of the House of Commons to have power to determine the eligibility of members of the House of Commons to participate in certain legislative and other proceedings of the House This Bill is produced by the Tax Covered by the Law Rewrite Project with the Bill aim of rewriting the UK's existing primary direct tax legislation to make it clearer and easier to use, without changing or making less certain its general effect. Covers income tax, specific relief's, specific rules about trusts. This Bill amends the Covered by the International Criminal Court Act Bill 2001 so that a sentence enforcement agreement may be agreed with the Special Court and implemented.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill (but provisions in practice apply only to England)

House of Commons (Participation) Bill

22

PMB6

Income Tax Bill

14, 48: HL 52; Cap 3

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

International Tribunals HL 60; 110; (Sierra Leone) Bill Cap 7 [HL]

G

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Bill

4; HL 17; Cap 55

G

This Bill gives the Financial Covered by the Services Authority , the chief Bill financial regulator, in the UK an overarching power to prevent recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses from introducing new, additional regulatory procedures because of a takeover by an overseas body subject to its own domestic legislation.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Justice and Security 10, 100; HL (Northern Ireland) Bill 42, 64, 69; Cap 6

G

The Bill contains measures Covered by ss 14- Covered by ss 14-20, 44-9; Covered by ss 14-20, 44designed to re-introduce a 20, 44-9; sch. 5 & sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7) 9; sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7) presumption in favour of jury 6, 9(6) & (7) trial for offences triable on indictment, subject to a fallback arrangement for a small number of exceptional cases for which the Director of Public Prosecutions will be able to issue a certificate stating that a trial is to take place without a jury. The Bill would make provision Covered by the for the protection of gardens Bill and urban green space and would confer on local authorities the power to set local density targets. It would encourage the transfer of some land formerly used for economic purposes to residential use. The Bill would establish a new framework for the regulation of legal services in England and Wales. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Land Use (Gardens Protection etc) Bill

19

PMB3

Legal Services Bill [HL]

HL 9, 50; 108, 135; Cap 29

G

Cl 186-7 & sch. 20 extend to Covered by the Bill Scotland

Local Government 16, 77, 167; G and Public HL 74, 101; Involvement in Health Cap 28 Bill

The Bill seeks to enact many of Covered by the the provisions of the local Bill government white paper Strong and prosperous communities (Cm 6939) - for the reform of the local government system in England and current arrangements for patient and public involvement in the provision of health and social care services. The Bill will amend the Mental Covered by the Health Act 2003 and make Bill some changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to help ensure that people with serious mental disorders can be required, where necessary, to receive the treatment they need to protect them and the public from harm. The Bill makes provision for preparations for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland in accordance with the St Andrews Agreement.

Not generally covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. The Bill gives measuremaking powers to the National Assembly for Wales in the field of local government.

Mental Health Bill [HL] HL 1, 34, 45, G 83; 76, 107, 139; Cap 12

Not generally covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Bill

7; HL 8; Cap G 53

Covered by the Covered by the Bill (but not Covered by the Bill (but Bill (but not by cl by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) not by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) & 9)

Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) (No 2) Bill

84; Cap 4

G

This Bill is designed to extend Covered by the the deadline for the restoration Bill of devolution in Northern Ireland set out in the Northern Ireland (sty Andrews Agreement) Act 2006.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Offender Management 9, 50, 147; Bill HL 47; Cap 21

G

This Bill would allow for Covered by the probation boards to be replaced Bill with trusts, with the Secretary of State commissioning services from a range of providers, including in the private and voluntary sector.

Not generally covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Northern Ireland

Covered by the Bill

Some measures and general provisions also apply to NI

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill (but not by ss 13, 14, 31-33. 37 & parts of cl. 43, 47)

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill except in respect of certain reserved and excepted matters Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill, subject to cl 9(2)

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by ss 11 and 13

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill

As at 1 Feb 2007 Title Animal Welfare Bill

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2005/2006
Bill/CAP No Type of bill 58; HL88; G CAP 45 Summary The main purpose of the Bill is to bring together and update legislation that exists to promote the welfare of vertebrate animals other than those in the wild. The main purpose of the Bill is to replace all three Service Discipline Acts with a single, harmonised system of service law. The Bill would make it unlawful for UK armed forces to participate in armed conflict without the approval of both Houses of Parliament. England Covered by the Bill Scotland
Not generally covered by the Bill except for clauses relating to application and enforcement of disqualification orders in Scotland. Legislative consent motion (Sewel motion) agreed. SP OR 15.12.05 c21959

Wales Covered by the Bill

Armed Forces Bill

94; HL113; CAP 52

G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Armed Forces 16; dropped PMB3 (Parliamentary Approval for Participation in Armed Conflict) Bill Charities Bill [HL] HL1; 83; CAP 50 G

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

The Bill implements many of the Covered by the Bill measures outlined in Charities and Not-for-Profits: a modern legal framework , published by the Home Office in July 2003 The Bill assists in the implementation of the aims set out in the Government's ten year strategy for childcare Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Childcare Bill

80; HL85; CAP 21

G

Not covered by Bill

Parts 2 and 4 apply to Wales

Children and Adoption HL10; 96; Bill [HL] CAP 20

G

The Bill provides courts with Covered by the powers to promote and enforce Bill contact orders made under the Children Act 1989; it also provides a statutory framework for the suspension of intercountry adoptions.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Civil Aviation Bill

12; HL21; CAP 34

G

The Bill contains various Covered by the measures intended to develop Bill sustainable aviation and protect passenger interests. The main purposes of the Bill Covered by the are to assist in 1) measures to Bill combat climate change by reduction of carbon emissions 2) alleviating fuel poverty 3) providing long-term viable energy supplies by means of microgeneration and community energy provision. The Bill establishes a Covered by Bill Commissioner for Older People although, in in Wales. practice, its provisions apply primarily to Wales The Bill aims to encourage Covered by the sustainable agricultural Bill management of common land. The Bill implements many of the Covered by the recommendations of the Bill Company Law Review which sought to modernise company law in order to provide a simple, efficient and cost-effective framework for British business. The Bill contains provisions in Covered by the relation to the law on negligence Bill and the regulation of claims management services

Covered by the Bill except for clause 5. Legislative consent motion (Sewel motion) agreed . SP OR 6.10.05 c199067

Covered by the Bill

Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill

17; HL 106; CAP 19

PMB4

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Commissioner for HL 6; 132; Older People (Wales) CAP 30 Bill [HL]

G

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Commons Bill [HL]

HL11; 115; CAP 26

G

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Companies Bill [HL]

HL34; 190; CAP 46

G

Covered by the Bill. Legislative consent motion (Sewel motion) agreed to. SP OR 16.3.06 c24180

Covered by the Bill

Compensation Bill [HL]

HL 35; 155; CAP 29

G

Cl 3 on mesothelioma extends to Scotland. Legislative consent motion (Sewel motion) agreed to. SP OR 29.6.06 c27139

Covered by the Bill

Consumer Credit Bill

2; HL18; CAP 14

G

Covered by the The Bill amends the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in relation to the Bill regulation of consumer credit and consumer hire agreements, the licensing of consumer credit businesses and the enhancement of consumer rights and redress against unfair lending practices.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Corporate Manslaughter an Corporate Homicide Bill

220; carry over motion 10.10.06

G

Council Tax (New Valuation Lists for England) Bill

57; HL51; CAP 7

G

The Bill makes provision for a new offence of corporate manslaughter to apply to companies and other incorporated bodies, government departments and similar bodies, and police forces. The Bill removes the requirement for there to be a revaluation for council tax purposes in England 2007 and at ten yearly intervals thereafter

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

The Bill does not affect the provisions for the revaluation of domestic properties in Wales for council tax purposes

Northern Ireland Not generally covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Part I not covered by Bill; part II (inter-country adoption) is covered by Bill

Covered by the bill (except cl 4, paras. 2& 5 of sch 2 & cl 5)

Covered by the Bill except for clauses 4-8 (microgeneration)

Section 28 extends to Northern Ireland

Not covered by Bill

The Bill will extend GB company law to Northern Ireland

Cl 3 on mesothelioma extends to Northern Ireland

Covered by the Bill. Responsibility for consumer credit regulation is transferred to Northern Ireland under the devolved settlement. However, as the NI Assembly is currently suspended, Ministers have agreed that the Bill should extend to NI.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2004/2005
Bill/CAP No Title Charities Bill [HL] HL 15 dissolution Bill type Summary England Govt The Bill implements many of the Covered by the measures outlined in Charities Bill and Not-for-Profits: a Modern Legal Framework , published by the Home Office in July 2003. Govt The Bill extends child benefit Covered by the entitlement to young people who Bill are on specified unwaged vocational training courses as well as those in full-time nonadvanced education. The Bill extends the objectives Covered by the of Crime and Disorder Bill Reduction Partnerships to include local environmental crime. It also gives local authorities and others more powers to tackle local environmental quality and antisocial behaviour including litter, fly-posting, abandoned vehicles, waste (including fly-tipping), noise nuisance and dog byelaws. The Bill establishes a new Covered by the government department, Her Bill Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and puts the prosecutions office - the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) on a statutory footing. Scotland Not covered by Bill Wales Covered by the Bill Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Child Benefit Bill 13; HL23; CAP 6

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion not required.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Clean 11; HL31; Neighbourhoods CAP 16 and Environment Bill

Govt

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Commissioners 3; HL21; CAP Govt for Revenue and 11 Customs Bill

Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill certain clauses apply only to England and Wales.

Covered by Bill although certain clauses apply only to England and Wales.

Constitutional Reform [HL] Bill [Carried over]

HL1; 18; CAP Govt 4

The Bill will make provision for modifying the office of Lord Chancellor and make changes to the way in which some of the functions vested in that office are handled. The Bill will also create the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, create the Judicial Appointments Commission and remove the right of the Lord President of the Council to sit judicially.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the President of the Courts of England and Wales and the Heads and Deputy Heads of Criminal and Family Justice extend to England and Wales only.

Covered by the Bill although certain provisions extend to England and Wales only; and to Northern Ireland only. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the President of the Courts of England and Wales and the Heads and Deputy Heads of Criminal and Family Justice extend to England and Wales only.

Covered by the Bill. Part 5 (judicial discipline: NI) extends to Northern Ireland only.

Consumer Credit 16; HL36 Bill dissolution

Govt

The Bill amends the Consumer Covered by the Bill Credit Act 1974 in relation to the regulation of consumer credit and consumer hire agreements, the licensing of consumer credit businesses and the enhancement of consumer rights and redress against unfair lending practices.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Responsibility for consumer credit regulation is transferred to Northern Ireland under the devolved settlement. However, as the NI Assembly is currently suspended, Ministers have agreed that the Bill should extend to NI. Not covered by the Bill

Criminal Defence 14 dissolution Govt Service Bill

The Bill changes the Covered by the arrangements for the grant of Bill public funding for representation in criminal proceedings in England and Wales. The Bill seeks to amend the law Covered by the concerning use of force 'in Bill defence of persons or property' against trespassers.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill

20; dropped

PMB1

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Disability HL6; 71; CAP Govt Discrimination Bill 13 [HL]

The Bill strengthens and Covered by the broadens the Disability Bill Discrimination Act , implementing a number of recommendations of the Disability Rights Task Force.

Covered by the Bill. Equal Covered by the Bill opportunities is a reserved area but provision for public authorities to promote equality of opportunity falls partly within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. Sewel motion agreed.

Not covered by the Bill

Drugs Bill

17; HL32; CAP 17

Govt

The Bill contains a package of Covered by the anti-drugs measures that Bill include expanding police powers and cracking down on dealers. The Bill makes provision for Covered by the sentencing persons found guilty Bill of supplying class A drugs; and to establish a commission of inquiry into the effects of classification of cannabis. The Bill makes provision for any Covered by the legislative changes required by Bill the policy document A new relationship with schools . These include a new schools inspection regime, a revised remit for the Teacher Training Agency, changes to school budgetary arrangements and to school data and information systems. The aim of the Bill is to make provision for the registration of electors in Northern Ireland in cases where required information is not provided. Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Drugs 21; dropped (Sentencing and Commission of Enquiry) Bill

PMB2

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Education Bill [HL]

HL10; 77; CAP 18

Govt

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill.

Not covered by Bill

Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL]

HL28; 64; CAP 1

Govt

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Equality Bill

72; dissolution

Govt

The Bill establishes the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) to take over the work of the existing equality commissions; makes unlawful discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief; creates a duty on public authorities to promote equality between the sexes

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion to be debated

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

European Union Bill

45; dissolution

Govt

The Bill makes provision for a Covered by the referendum to be held on the Bill ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty; also makes provision for the Constitutional Treaty to be given effect in UK law if the referendum approves its ratification. The Bill grants certain duties, Covered by the alters other duties, and amends Bill the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and makes further provisions in connection with finance. The Bill gives effect to the Covered by the Government's proposals for Bill reform of the law on gambling. It contains a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and spread betting.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Finance Bill

92; Govt withdrawn; replaced by Finance (No. 2) Bill - CAP 7 2; HL 19; CAP 19 Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Gambling Bill [Carried over]

Covered by the Bill with the Covered by the Bill exception of clauses relating to the legal assistance scheme, door supervision and prosecution by licensing authority. Certain other clauses differ in their application to Scotland. Sewel motion agreed. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill but clauses relating to chain gift schemes and foreign betting apply to Northern Ireland.

Health and 22; dropped Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill

PMB3

The main purpose of the Bill is Covered by the to impose an obligation upon all Bill company directors to ensure that their company is complying with health and safety law.

Not covered by Bill

Identity Cards Bill 8; HL30; dissolution

Govt

The Bill sets out the legal Covered by the framework to enable identity Bill cards to be introduced throughout the UK and to create a National Identity Register. The Bill is intended to provide a Covered by the comprehensive statutory Bill framework for inquiries set up by ministers to look into matters of public concern. This is a small technical Bill Covered by the which will enable the UK to fulfil Bill outstanding international commitments to confer legal capacity and privileges and immunities on a number of international organisations and bodies, and certain categories of individuals connected to them.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Inquiries Bill [HL] HL7, 70; CAP Govt 12

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

International HL2; 69; CAP Govt Organisations Bill 20 [HL]

Covered by the Bill. Sewel Motion agreed

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Management of Offenders and Sentencing Bill [HL]

HL16; dissolution

Govt

The Bill provides for the further Covered by the development of the National Bill Offender Management Scheme (NOMS); establishes an Ombudsman for Offender Management & Prisons; includes measures to increase parity between private and public sector prisons; introduces a number of sentencing reforms; extends the use of new technology in managing offenders.

Not generally covered by the Bill but part 3 (Ombudsman) applies to Scotland in respect of complaints about certain matters mentioned in schedule 2 and certain requests under clause 21 (investigations required by Sec of State).

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill but part 3 (Ombudsman) applies to Northern Ireland in respect of complaints about certain matters mentioned in schedule 2, and certain requests under clause 21 (investigations required by Sec of State), and also to NI in respect of certain deaths falling within Schedule 3.

Mental Capacity 1; HL13; CAP Govt Bill [Carried over] 9

The Bill clarifies a number of legal uncertainties and reforms and updates the current law where decisions need to be made on behalf of others.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill. Similar legislation has already been in Scotland in the form of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Mobile 25 Telephones (ReProgramming) Bill

PMB6

The Bill amends the Mobile Telephones (Re-Programming) Act 2002 so as to widen the categories of persons involved in changing the electronic identifiers of mobile communications devices who commit an offence under that Act

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

National Lottery Bill

7; dissolution Govt

The Bill establishes a single Covered by the distributor (the Big Lottery Fund) Bill to replace the Community Fund, New Opportunities Fund and Millennium Commission; enables distributors to take account of public consultation in making distribution decisions; ensures that licensing and regulation of the National Lottery continues to maximise returns to good causes.

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Prevention of Terrorism Bill

61; HL 34; CAP 2

Govt

The purpose of the Bill is to Covered by the provide for the making of control Bill orders imposing obligations on individuals involved in terrorismrelated activity The Bill's prime function is to establish the office of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales to replace the three existing Welsh ombudsmen. Covered by the Bill although, in practice, its provisions apply primarily to Wales

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [HL]

HL3; 76; CAP Govt 10

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Railways Bill

6; HL 22; CAP 14

Govt

The Bill winds up the Strategic Covered by the Rail Authority, passing some of Bill its functions to the Sec of State and to the devolved administrations; gives the Office of Rail Regulation responsibility for safety and economic regulation; provides for greater local and devolved decisionmaking. The Bill makes provision for a range of road safety matters including drink driving and speeding as well as penalties and their enforcement. Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Road Safety Bill

10; HL39; dissolution

Govt

Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill some parts (e.g. motorway rest areas and London private hire vehicles) extend only to England and Wales.

Not generally covered by the Bill but provisions relating to registration of number plate suppliers and disclosure to foreign authorities of licensing and registration information, do extend to Northern Ireland.

School Transport 4; HL14; Bill [Carried over] dissolution

Govt

The Bill's main purpose is to enable LEAs in England and Wales to run school travel schemes which are tailored to the needs of their area.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. The NAW has the function of approving school travel schemes made by LEAs in Wales.

Not covered by the Bill

Serious 5; HL24; CAP Govt Organised Crime 15 and Police Bill

Sexual Offences 26; dropped Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill

PMB7

The Bill establishes the Serious Organised Crime Agency and strengthens the powers of the police and others to fight crime. The Bill introduces new measures to deal with harassment by animal rights extremists. The Bill makes provision to allow the police to enter convicted offenders house to conduct risk assessments and verify police held data.

Covered by the Bill

Certain provisions including Covered by the Bill SOCA, witness protection and amendments to the Protection of Crime Act extend to Scotland. Sewel motion agreed.

Certain provisions including SOCA, witness protection and amendments to the Protection of Crime Act extend to Northern Ireland.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill

23; dropped

PMB4

The Bill seeks to give the Welsh Not covered by Assembly the power to ban Bill smoking in enclosed public places. The Bill makes provision for a lower rate of stamp duty land tax to be charged on residential properties where energy efficiency measures are undertaken by, or on behalf of, the purchaser. The Bill is intended to enhance the powers of the NAW in relation to transport to enable it to implement a safe, integrated, sustainable, efficient and economic transport system for Wales. It places on the Assembly a general transport duty and a requirement to produce a Welsh transport strategy. Not stated

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Stamp Duty 24; dropped (Lower Rate for Energy Efficiency Measures) Bill

PMB5

Not stated

Not stated

Not stated

Transport (Wales) Bill

15; dissolution

Govt

Covered by the Bill although, in practice, its provisions apply primarily to Wales.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

* All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills Information based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series -

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2003/2004
Bill/CAP No Title Age-Related 92; HL85; Payments Bill CAP10 Bill type Govt Summary England The Bill provides for payments Covered by the of £100 to be made to Bill households in which there is a pensioner who is aged 70 or over. The payments are designed to help with council tax bills and were announced by the Chancellor in the Budget. The Bill also gives the Secretary of State a general power to make payments to people over 60 in the future. The Bill gives the Secretary of State the power to make a new occupational pension scheme for members of the Armed Forces and to establish a new compensation scheme for members of the Armed Forces. The Bill amends the procedure for appeals under the War Pensions Scheme and extends those rights of appeal to decisions made under the new compensation scheme. Covered by the Bill Scotland Covered by the Bill Wales Covered by the Bill Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Armed 10; HL70 Forces CAP 32 (Pensions and Compensatio n) Bill

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Asylum and 5; HL36; Immigration CAP19 (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Bill

Govt

The Bill includes provisions Covered by the which unify the immigration and Bill asylum appeals system into a single tier of appeal with restricted access to the higher courts, deal with undocumented arrivals and those who fail to comply with steps to co-operate with the re-documentation process, create new offences and provide additional powers to the OISC. The Bill would require cardiac screening for people under 35 years old. The Bill was unclear about extent, but as health matters are generally devolved would presumably be England or England and Wales only

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Cardiac Risk 19 in the Young (Screening) Bill Withdrawn

PMB5

The Bill was unclear about extent, but as health matters are generally devolved would presumably be England or England and Wales only

The Bill was unclear about extent, but as health matters are generally devolved would presumably be England or England and Wales only

The Bill was unclear about extent, but as health matters are generally devolved would presumably be England or England and Wales only

Carers 16; HL 72; (Equal CAP15 Opportunities ) Bill

PMB2

The Bill seeks to build upon Covered by the existing legislation by Bill making it a duty for local authorities to inform carers of their right to an assessment of their own needs. It also proposes that the health and welfare of carers is promoted by the NHS, that there is co-operation between public bodies in assisting carers, and that support is offered to carers beyond their caring role, for example, to help them find employment.

Not covered by Bill. The Covered by the Bill NAW will issue separate commencement orders and guidance.

Not covered by Bill

Child Trust Funds Bill

1; HL25; CAP Govt 6

The Bill provides for the Covered by the introduction of Child Trust Funds Bill as announced in the 2003 Budget. The Bill provides for the establishment of a new Children's Commissioner to ensure a voice for children and young people at national level and gives effect to the principal legislative proposals contained in the Green Paper Every Child matters: Next steps Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. This will be an excepted matter under the Northern Ireland Act 1998. Covered by the Bill. This is principally an England and Wales Bill but the new Commissioner will have powers to undertake inquiries throughout the UK

Children [HL] HL35; 144 Bill CAP 31

Govt

Covered by the Bill. This is principally an England and Wales Bill but the new Commissioner will have powers to undertake inquiries throughout the UK

Covered by the Bill. Additional functions previously exercised in England and Wales together are devolved to Wales.

Christmas 20; HL89 Day (Trading) CAP 26 Bill

PMB6

The Bill prohibits the opening of Covered by the large shops on Christmas Day Bill and restricts the loading or unloading of goods at such shops on Christmas Day.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Civil 14: HL77 Contingencie CAP 36 s Bill

Govt

The Bill provides a new Covered by the legislative basis for handling Bill emergencies, including major terrorist incidents. Part 1 of the Bill imposes duties on a wide range of bodies to plan for dealing with possible emergencies. Part 2 would allow the Government to take extensive powers in an emergency, defined as a serious threat to human welfare, the environment or security.

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Civil Partnership [HL] Bill

HL53; 132 CAP 33

Govt

The Bill would, subject to certain Covered by the conditions, enable same-sex Bill couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship by forming a civil partnership which they may do by registering as civil partners of each other.

Covered by the Bill. Covered by the Bill Separate provision for Scotland is made in the Bill and a Sewel motion has been agreed.

Covered by the Bill. Separate provision for Northern Ireland is made in the Bill following decisions by NIO Ministers to establish a civil partnership registration scheme in NI.

Companies HL8; 142 (Audit, CAP 27 Investigations and Community Enterprise) [HL] Bill

Govt

The Bill strengthens the auditing Covered by the regime and creates "Community Bill Interest Companies".

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill but some provisions which amend existing legislation have the same territorial application as the legislation they are amending, and this affects Northern Ireland. For example, provisions allowing the Inland Revenue to pass information to authorised persons (in connection with the scrutiny of reports and accounts under listing rules.)

Constitutional HL30 Reform [HL] Bill [Carried over]

Govt

The Bill will make provision for modifying the office of Lord Chancellor and make changes to the way in which some of the functions vested in that office are handled. This Bill will also create the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, create the Judicial Appointments Commission and remove the right of the Lord President of the Council to sit judicially.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the independence of the judiciary, judicial appointments and certain of the Lord Chancellor's functions relate to England and Wales only.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the independence of the judiciary, judicial appointments and certain of the Lord Chancellor's functions relate to England and Wales only.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the independence of the judiciary, judicial appointments and certain of the Lord Chancellor's functions relate to England and Wales only.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to the independence of the judiciary, judicial appointments and certain of the Lord Chancellor's functions relate to England and Wales only.

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims [HL] Bill

HL6; 83; CAP Govt 28

The Bill is intended to introduce Covered by the reform to the civil and criminal Bill law in these areas by criminalising the breach of nonmolestation orders under the Family Law Act 1996; by extending the availability of restraining orders under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; and by making common assault an arrestable offence.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill but some provisions relating grants to victims, trial by jury and making common assault an arrestable offence do extend to Northern Ireland.

Employment 7; HL54 CAP Govt Relations Bill 24

The Bill amends the law in a Covered by the number of areas including trade Bill union recognitions, industrial action and minimum wage enforcement.

Covered by the Bill. Covered by the Bill Changes to enforcement of the agricultural minimum wage do not extend to Scotland.

Not covered by Bill but there is provision for equivalent changes to be made in NI by Order in Council. Changes to national minimum wage legislation will also apply to NI. Covered by the Bill except provisions relating to Civil Nuclear Constabulary, with some minor exceptions; all amendments to the Electricity Act 1989 in part 2 (sustainability and renewable energy sources); section 82 (microgeneration strategy); sections 90 and 91 (licences for offshore transmission) and 100 (further provision relating to public rights of navigation); Part 3 (Energy regulation),

Energy [HL] Bill

HL2; 93; CAP20

Govt

The Bill covers three main Covered by the areas: the civil nuclear industry Bill (through the establishment of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority); renewable energy sources (implementing commitments made in the Government's White Paper "Our energy future: creating a low carbon economy"; and energy markets and regulation (creating a single wholesale electricity market for Britain).

Covered by the Bill (most of Covered by the Bill the Bill's contents relate to reserved matters). On 4 February 2004, the Scottish Parliament agreed that a number of provisions should cover functions devolved in Scotland including, for example, the jurisdiction of the new Civil Nuclear Constabulary. The NDA will have functions which relate to both reserved and devolved matters and so will have the status of, and be similar to, a cross-border

European (160)3; HL14; Govt Parliament CAP2 and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill [Carried over] Finance Bill 89; HL102; CAP12 Govt

The Bill provides for piloting of innovative voting methods in the 2004 European and local elections

Covered by the Not covered by Bill Bill. Schedule 1 relating to the timing of byelections, etc applies differently in E, W & S. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

A Bill to grant certain duties, to Covered by the alter other duties, and to amend Bill the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance. The Bill would update the Covered by the statutory basis of the fire Bill service. It would broaden the duties placed on the service to include rescue and tackling terrorist action, as well as the traditional role of tackling fires. In addition, more emphasis is to be placed on fire prevention. The Bill would devolve responsibility for the fire service in Wales. The Bill gives effect to the Covered by the Government's proposals for Bill reform of the law on gambling. It contains a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and spread betting. The Bill would provide a statutory definition of a gangmaster and introduce compulsory registration of gangmasters throughout the UK. Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Fire and Rescue Services Bill

38; HL44; CAP21

Govt

Not generally covered by Covered by the Bill. The Bill Not covered by Bill Bill but some provisions, devolves responsibility for e.g. regarding pensions, do the service to Wales. apply.

Gambling Bill 163 [Carried over]

Govt

Covered by the Bill with the Covered by the Bill exception of clauses relating to the legal assistance scheme, door supervision and prosecution by licensing authority. Certain other clauses differ in their application to Scotland. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by the Bill but clauses 40 (chain gift schemes) and 319 (foreign betting) apply to Northern Ireland.

Gangmasters 17; HL74; (Licensing) CAP11 Bill

PMB3

Covered by the Bill

Gender Recognition [HL] Bill

HL4; 56; CAP7

Govt

The Bill provides transsexual people with legal recognition in their acquired gender following the issue of a full gender recognition certificate by a Gender Recognition Panel.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill with minor differences in application. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill with minor differences in application

Health Protection Agency [HL] Bill

HL3; 99; CAP Govt 17

The Bill establishes the Health Covered by the Protection Agency as a UK-wide Bill non-departmental public body. The Agency will be able to undertake both health functions and radiation protection functions (including functions currently carried out by the National Radiological Protection Board which will be wound up).

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Higher 33; HL56; Education Bill CAP8

Govt

This Bill is intended to assist in Covered by the the implementation of a number Bill of policies set out in the White Paper 'The future of higher education'. The Bill also contains provisions relating to two other areas: the provision of new powers to share information relating to student support, and the devolution of the tuition fee regime and student support in relation to Wales to the National Assembly for Wales.

Not generally covered by Covered by the Bill Bill except for provisions in part 1 creating the Arts and Humanities Research Board and on the sharing of information held by the student support authority. Sewel motion agreed.

Not generally covered by Bill except for provisions in part 1 creating the Arts and Humanities Research Board, on the sharing of information held by the student support authority and on the effect of bankruptcy.

Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill

30; HL75 CAP 29

PMB16 The Bill provides that the Covered by the officers of a corporation, which Bill is wilfully obstructing a highway, can be pursued in the courts.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill

8; HL22; CAP Govt 25

The Bill concerns the abolition of Covered by the the Horserace Totalisator Board Bill ('The Tote') and the sale of its assets and the abolition of the Horserace Betting Levy Board. The Bill also enables Olympic Lottery games to be established as part of the National Lottery in the event that London is chosen to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Northern Ireland is covered by the provisions relating to the National Lottery, but not those relating to horseracing.

Housing Bill

11; HL71 CAP 34

Govt

The Bill replaces the existing housing fitness standard with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System; introduces two new licensing regimes for private rented properties and a new requirement to produce a home information pack before marketing a property. The Bill also changes the right to buy scheme.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill. The Bill Not covered by Bill has a specific provision for a Social Housing Ombudsman that applies only to Wales.

Human Tissue Bill

9; HL94 CAP Govt 30

The purpose of the Human Covered by the Tissue Bill is to provide a Bill consistent legislative framework for issues relating to whole body donation and the taking, storage and use of human organs and tissue.

Not covered by Bill. However, the provision relating to non-consensual DNA-analysis will apply throughout the UK. The clause on powers to deaccession human remains will apply to the UK as a matter of law but will only have effect for named institutions in England.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Hunting Bill

150; HL112 CAP 37

Govt

The Bill prohibits all hunting of Covered by the wild mammals with dogs, except Bill where it is carried out in accordance with the conditions of an exemption, and all hare coursing events. The Bill continues the process of reform of the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland including the creation of a Judicial Appointments Commission. Not covered by Bill but it allows for the compulsory transfer of prisoners to elsewhere in the UK. Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Justice (Northern Ireland) [HL] Bill

HL9; 55; CAP4

Govt

Not covered by Bill but it allows for the compulsory transfer of prisoners to elsewhere in the UK. Sewel motion agreed.

Not covered by Bill but it allows for the compulsory transfer of prisoners to elsewhere in the UK.

Covered by the Bill

Mental 120 Capacity Bill [Carried over]

Govt

The Bill clarifies a number of legal uncertainties and reforms and updates the current law where decisions need to be made on behalf of others.

Not covered by Bill. Similar Covered by the Bill legislation has already been passed in Scotland in the form of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Not covered by Bill

National 2; HL21: Insurance CAP3 Contributions and Statutory Payments Bill

Govt

The Bill (and supporting Covered by the secondary legislation) contains Bill measures regarding National Insurance contributions on securities-based remuneration and also provides for alignment of the administration of National Insurance contributions and statutory payments with the regime for administering tax.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to Northern Ireland are in separate clauses.

Patents [HL] Bill

HL18; 90; CAP16

Govt

This Bill amends the Patents Act Covered by the 1977 to: bring the UK patents Bill system into line with the revised European Patent Convention; introduce into the 1977 Act some measures designed to assist in the enforcement of patent rights and in the resolution of patent disputes between patent proprietors and third parties; and it updates the 1977 Act. The Bill is wide ranging and, among other things, introduces The Bill introduces powers which allow for the reform and speeding up of the plans system and an increase in the predictability of planning decisions, the speeding up of the handling of major infrastructure projects and the need for simplified planning zones to be identified in the strategic plan for a region or in relation to Wales. The provisions relating to compulsory purchase powers and compensation will liberalise the compulsory purchase and compensation regimes. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Parts 1 & 2 of the Bill apply to England only.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Pensions Bill 57; HL73 Govt Planning and CAP 35 (12)6; HL10; Govt Compulsory CAP5 Purchase Bill [Carried over]

Covered by the Bill with the exception of one clause the Not covered by most of Bill but part 7 containing provisions relating to Crown Immunity does apply. Sewel motion agreed.

Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Part 6 of the Bill makes specific provisions for Wales.

Not covered by Bill. This is essentially a by Bill but Not covered GB bill

Promotion of 18 Volunteering Bill Withdrawn

PMB4

The Bill aims to reduce the Covered by the burden of regulation and the risk Bill of litigation on those that 'volunteer'.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Protective 21 Headgear for Young Cyclists Bill Dropped

PMB7

The Bill makes the wearing of Covered by the cycle helmets on roads and in Bill public places compulsory for the under-16s. It will be an offence for a person to allow a child under 16 to ride a cycle on the road without protective headgear. The Bill confers a number of new functions on the Auditor General for Wales. The most significant effect of the new functions is that the Auditor General will exercise most of the functions currently exercised in Wales by the Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales. Not covered by Bill. Audit bodies outside Wales will be affected to the extent that they will have a power to cooperate with the new body on a cross-border or UK-wide basis.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Public Audit HL1; 108 (Wales) [HL] CAP 23 Bill

Govt

Not covered by Bill. Audit bodies outside Wales will be affected to the extent that they will have a power to co-operate with the new body on a cross-border or UK-wide basis.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill. Audit bodies outside Wales will be affected to the extent that they will have a power to co-operate with the new body on a cross-border or UK-wide basis.

School 162 Transport Bill [Carried over]

Govt

Scottish 4; HL68; Parliament CAP13 (Constituenci es) Bill

Govt

The Bill's main purpose is to enable LEAs in England and Wales to run school travel schemes which are tailored to the needs of their area. The Bill removes the present link between the constituencies for the Scottish Parliament and those for the House of Commons. The Bill provides that the existing constituencies are to be retained for the Scottish Parliament notwithstanding any changes to these for the purposes of United Kingdom parliamentary elections.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. The NAW has the function of approving school travel schemes made by LEAs in Wales. Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Sustainable 15; HL69 and Secure CAP 22 Buildings Bill

PMB1

The overall aim of the Bill is to Covered by the make buildings safer and more Bill sustainable by strengthening measures in the Building Regulations and applying them to new, extended and altered buildings, as a matter of course.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Traffic 13; HL47; Management CAP18 Bill

Govt

The Bill makes provision for and Covered by the in connection with the Bill designation of traffic officers and their duties; to make provision in relation to the management of road networks; to make new provision for regulating the carrying out of works and other activities in the street; to amend Part 3 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Parts 9 and 14 of the Highways Act 1980; to make new provision in relation to the civil enforcement of traffic contraventions; to amend section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

* All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills Information based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2002/2003
Bill/CAP No Title Anti-Social 83; HL84; Behaviour Bill CAP38 Bill type Govt Summary The Bill is designed to ensure that the police have the appropriate powers to deal with serious antisocial behaviour. England Covered by the Bill Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill except Covered by the Bill. A Not covered by Bill for part 6 covering firearms. number of measures are subject to separate commencement provisions Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill

Arms Control HL2; 50; and CAP34 Disarmament (Inspections) [HL] Bill

Govt

The Bill amends the Arms Control Covered by the and Disarmament (Inspections Act) Bill 1991 to reflect additional rights of access under the 1999 Agreement on the Adaption of the CFE Treaty. It also allows for further amendments to be made to implement future amendments to the CFE Treaty.

Communicati 6; HL41; ons Bill CAP21

Govt

The Bill will give effect to the Government's proposals for the reform of the regulatory framework for the communications sector, as set out in the Communications White Paper - A New Future for Communications (Cm 5010) published on 12 December 2000.

Covered by the Bill. The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),

Covered by the Bill. The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),

Covered by the Bill. The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),

Covered by the Bill. The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),

Community 4; HL20; Care CAP5 (Delayed Charges) Bill

Govt

The Bill provides for a system of charging social services authorities for the cost of NHS hospital beds occupied by people who no longer need acute hospital treatment but cannot be discharged safely without help from social services authorities; and provides for removing, in circumstances to be set out in Regulations, the power of social services authorities to charge for certain services.

Covered by the Not covered by Bill Bill. Part 1 of the Act can come into force at different times in England and Wales and is expected to commence in England only in the first instance.

Covered by the Bill. All Not covered by Bill parts of the Bill affect the powers of the NAW. Part 1 of the Act can come into force at different times in England and Wales and is expected to commence in England only in the first instance.

Co15; HL57; operatives CAP15 and Community Benefit Societies Bill

PMB1

The Bill would allow members of Covered by the community benefit Bill societies to „lock-in‟ the society‟s assets as a protection against demutualisation. It also reforms aspects of the law which applies to community benefit societies and co-operatives to bring it into line with modern company law. The Courts Bill will primarily Covered by the implement those of the key courts Bill related recommendations contained in Sir Robin Auld's Review of the Criminal Courts in England and Wales. It also makes provision for a number of other changes relating to judicial matters and to civil and family court procedure.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Courts Bill [HL]

HL12; 112; CAP39

Govt

Not covered by Bill. The Bill Covered by the Bill mainly applies to England and Wales only but certain provisions applying to inspections, courts martial and damages also apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Not covered by Bill. The Bill mainly applies to England and Wales only but certain provisions applying to inspections, courts martial and damages also apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland. There are specific provisions relating to judicial titles in NI and the Official Solicitor for NI.

Crime HL5: 78; (International CAP32 Co-operation) Bill [HL]

Govt

The Bill makes provision for Covered by the furthering co-operation with other Bill countries in respect of criminal proceedings and investigations; to extend jurisdiction to deal with terrorist acts or threats outside the United Kingdom; to amend section 5 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 and make corresponding provision in relation to Scotland; and connected matters. The Bill aims to improve the management of court cases and provide a sentencing framework which is clearer and more flexible. Other issues are also covered. Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Any Covered by the Bill matter within the competence of the Scottish Parliament will be subject to a commencement order in the SP. Provision for customer and account monitoring orders in Scotland are provided for separately in the bill to allow for the differences in the legal systems. Sewel motion agreed to. Not covered by Bill. Covered by the Bill However, provisions relating to reporting of trials extend to Scotland and some UK legislation is amended. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill

Criminal Justice Bill

8; HL69; CAP44

Govt

Covered by the Bill. Northern Ireland is not covered by many of the provisions but part 5 (which amends the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996) and part 7 (jury trials) apply to NI. Provisions relating to reporting of trials extend to NI and some UK legislation is amended. Not covered by Bill

Electricity 39; HL30; (Miscellaneo CAP9 us Provisions) Bill

Govt

This Bill is being introduced to Covered by the facilitate the Government's response Bill to the financial difficulties of British Energy, and to allow the Government to plan for a smoother path through administration should the British Energy not be able to deliver the restructuring it announced. Although the provisions of the Bill are especially relevant to British Energy's position, with the exception of Clause 1, they have general application.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

European 7; HL29; Parliament CAP7 (Representati on) Bill

Govt

The Bill enables the number of UK Covered by the European Parliament seats to be Bill reduced in the light of the expansion of the EU. It also provides for electors in Gibraltar to vote in EP elections as part of a combined area with part of England & Wales. The Bill provides for piloting of innovative voting methods in the 2004 European and local elections Covered by the Bill. Schedule 1 relating to the timing of byelections, etc applies differently in E, W & S.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

European 160 Parliament and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill [Carried over]

Govt

Covered by the Bill. Schedule 1 - relating to the timing of by-elections, etc applies differently in E, W & S.

Covered by the Bill. Not covered by Bill Schedule 1 - relating to the timing of by-elections, etc applies differently in E, W & S.

European 98; HL72; Union CAP35 (Accessions) Bill

Govt

The Bill enables the Accession Covered by the Treaty to be implemented in UK law, Bill approves the provisions of the Accession Treaty insofar as they relate to the powers of the European Parliament and provides a power to grant nationals of "the eight relevant states" the same rights to work in the UK from 1 May 2004 as are enjoyed by nationals of the states in the EEA.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Extradition Bill

2; HL50, CAP41

Govt

The Bill is designed to replace the Covered by the present extradition arrangements Bill with a new streamlined system which would have simplified appeal procedures.

Covered by the Bill. Certain Covered by the Bill provisions based on the Police and Criminal Evidence Act do not apply to Scotland but similar powers already apply. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill

Female 21; HL98; Genital CAP31 Mutilation Bill

PMB7

The Bill repeals and re-enacts the Covered by the provisions of the 1985 Act and gives Bill them extra-territorial effect as was recommended by an All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health reporting in 2000. It also increases the maximum penalty. A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance. The Bill gives the Secretary of State the power by order to fix or modify conditions of service, including pay, of members of a fire brigade. Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Finance Bill

94; HL87; CAP14

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Fire Services 81; HL71, Bill CAP36

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Fireworks Bill 17: HL77; CAP22

PMB3

The Bill enables the Secretary of Covered by the State to make “fireworks regulations” Bill to regulate the supply and use of fireworks; its aim is to reduce noise, nuisance and injuries. Fireworks regulations may include provisions to prohibit the use of fireworks during anti-social hours; make certain specified types of fireworks illegal; introduce a licensing system for retailers; restrict the year-round sale of fireworks; and impose stricter rules on the training of those who give professional displays.

Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Health (Wales) Bill

1; HL17; CAP4

Govt

The Health (Wales) Bill seeks to extend the powers of Community Health Councils in Wales and to provide for two statutory bodies in Wales: the Wales Centre for Health and Health Professions Wales .

Not covered by Not covered by Bill Bill. Technically, the Bill extends to England as well as Wales, although English NHS bodies should only be affected by it to the extent that they would be required to cooperate with Welsh CHCs in respect of Welsh patients being treated in England.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill

70; HL94; CAP43

Govt

The Bill amends the law about the Covered by the National Health Service; to make Bill provision about quality and standards in the provision of health and social care, including provision establishing the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection and the Commission for Social Care Inspection; to amend the law about the recovery of NHS costs from persons making compensation payments; to provide for the replacement of the Welfare Food Schemes; to make provision about appointments to health and social care bodies;

Partly covered by the bill. Provisions in part 3 relating to CHAI, to compensation recovery and welfare foods apply as do minor provisions on arrangements for ministers and appointments. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating to NHS foundation trusts do not apply to Wales. The CSCI will cover England only but the Bill provides similar powers to NAW.

Not covered by the bill except for minor provisions on arrangements for ministers and appointments

Household 19; HL97; Waste CAP29 Recycling Bill (was Municipal Waste Recycling Bill)

PMB5

The Bill would set a national recycling Covered by the and composting target of 50% of Bill municipal waste by 2010. It would also impose a duty on Waste Authorities to prepare sustainable waste strategies and to report annually on progress in improving recycling rates. Finally the Bill would give power to Waste Disposal Authorities to require Waste Collection Authorities to deliver waste to them in a manner which will facilitate reprocessing and recycling.

Covered by the Bill. Only Covered by the Bill section 1, requiring a national plan for recycling applies to Scotland. Consultation with the Scottish Executive would be required.

Covered by the Bill. Only section 1, requiring a national plan for recycling applies to Northern Ireland. Consultation with the Northern Ireland Executive would be required.

Hunting Bill [Lost]

10; HL95

Govt

The Bill prohibits the hunting with Covered by the dogs of wild mammals, except where Bill it is carried out in accordance with an exemption, and hare coursing. The Bill is part of the tax re-write project and the main purpose is to restate the tax legislation to make it clearer and easier to use. However, some minor legislative changes are incorporated. The Bill amends section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 to introduce new (higher, financial ceilings on assistance. Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Income Tax 13; HL33; (Earnings CAP1 and Pensions) Bill

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Industrial 5; HL58; Development CAP11 (Financial Assistance) Bill

Govt

Covered by the Bill.

Covered by the Bill. The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling.

Covered by the Bill. The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling.

Covered by the Bill. The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling.

Licensing Bill HL1; 73; [HL] CAP17

Govt

The Bill provides for a unified system Covered by the of regulation of the activities of the Bill sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment (see Schedule 1), and the provision of late night refreshment (see Schedule 2). In the Bill, these activities are referred to collectively as "the licensable activities".

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill with some minor exceptions

Not covered by Bill but an amendment to the Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997 extends to NI.

Local Government Bill

9; HL43; CAP26

Govt

The Bill covers various aspects of Covered by the local authorities including capital Bill finance, grants, rates, council tax and housing finance.

Not covered by Bill, however some minor provisions, e.g. on the power to combine local elections with EP elections would affect Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill. The Bill was drafted in liaison and agreement with the National Assembly for Wales and the Wales Office so that, where appropriate, it applies to both England and Wales. Some provisions apply differently in England and Wales.

Not covered by Bill, however some minor provisions, e.g. on the power to combine local elections with EP elections would affect Scotland and Northern Ireland.

National HL8; 51; Minimum CAP8 Wage (Enforcement Notices Bill [HL]

Govt

The Bill amends the National Covered by the Minimum Wage Act to ensure that Bill enforcement notices can be issued in respect of employees who are no longer working with the employer in question.

Covered by the Bill; Covered by the Bill however, an amendment made in the Lords, at the request of the Scottish Executive, excludes the enforcement of the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland from its provisions. Agriculture is a devolved matter and it is expected that the Scottish Parliament will introduce parallel legislation to deal with the Scottish agricultural minimum wage.

Covered by the Bill

Northern 104; HL64; Ireland CAP12 Assembly Elections and Periods of Suspension Bill Northern 74; HL47; Ireland CAP3 Assembly Elections Bill

Govt

The Bill postpones the elections to Not covered by the Northern Ireland Assembly from Bill the revised date of 29 May 2003 and provides a mechanism for setting a new date.

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Govt

The Bill postpones the elections to Not covered by the Northern Ireland Assembly, due Bill on 1 May 2003, to 29 May 2003. This is in order to give the various parties involved in negotiations to restore devolved government time to consider forthcoming proposals from the Government. The Bill establishes a commission to Not covered by monitor the implementation of the Bill 'Good Friday' agreement and provides for measures to be taken against ministers or parties that are not compiling with its provisions.. The purpose of the Planning and Covered by the Compulsory Purchase Bill is to speed Bill up the planning system.

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Northern HL102; 158; Ireland CAP25 (Monitoring Commission, etc) Bill [HL]

Govt

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Planning and 12 Compulsory Purchase Bill [Carried over]

Govt

Not covered by Bill. Sewel motion agreed to.

Covered by the Bill. Part 6 of the Bill makes specific provisions for Wales.

Not covered by Bill

Police (Northern Ireland) [HL] Bill

HL15; 52; CAP6

Govt

The Bill further implements the Not covered by recommendations of the Independent Bill ("Patten") Commission.

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

* All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills Information based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2001/2002
Bill/CAP No Title Adoption and Children Bill 34, HL 82; CAP38 Bill type Govt Summary England The central aim of the Bill is to help achieve Covered by the Bill the Government‟s target of increasing the number of children adopted from care. It would repeal and replace most of the existing adoption legislation - the Adoption Act 1976 in its entirety and most of the Adoption (Inter-country Aspects) Act 1999.the central aim of the Bill is to help achieve the Government‟s target of increasing the number of children adopted from care. It would repeal and replace most of the existing adoption legislation - the Adoption Act 1976 in its entirety and most of the Adoption (Inter-country Aspects) Act 1999. The Bill would establish an Age Equality Covered by the Bill Commission to advise the Government on discrimination issues in relation to older people. The Bill has two main purposes. The first is Covered by the Bill to provide additional powers to tackle Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and for these powers to be extendable to other animal diseases by order. The second is to provide additional powers to deal with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy's (TSEs) in sheep. The Bill also makes a number of amendments to the enforcement provisions of the Animal Health Act 1981. Scotland Wales Covered by the Bill. Much Covered by the Bill of the bill relates to England and Wales only, but certain provisions (e.g. relating to advertising) apply also to Scotland and Northern Ireland). Sewel motion moved.

Age Equality Commission Bill Negatived Animal Health Bill

10

PMB3

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

39; HL 37; CAP42

Govt

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill.

Anti-Terrorism, 49; HL 29; Crime and security CAP24 Bill

Govt

The purpose of this bill is to strengthen Covered by the Bill legislation in a number of areas to ensure that the Government, in the light of the new situation arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, have the necessary powers to counter the increased threat to the UK.

Covered by the Bill. Parts 5 Covered by the Bill & 12 do not extend to Scotland. Sewel motion moved.

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British Overseas HL 4; 40; Territories [HL] Bill CAP8 Civil Defence (Grant) Bill 4; HL 49; CAP5

Govt

Govt

Commonhold and HL 1; 51; Leasehold Reform CAP15 [HL] Bill

Govt

The Bill amends the British Nationality Act Covered by the Bill 1981as it applies to citizens of British Overseas Territories The Bill amends the Civil Defence Act 1948 Covered by the Bill ("the 1948 Act"), in order to enable grants made to authorities in England and Wales for civil defence purposes to be cash limited. The bill allows land to be held in Covered by the Bill commonhold and amends the law on leasehold property.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill.

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Powers to make regulations are exercisable by the NAW as they apply to Wales. Covered by the Bill. There are some provisions relating to Wales only. S211 specifies that references to the Secretary of State in education legislation should be read as references to the NAW as far as they affect Wales

Education

55; HL 51; CAP 32

Govt

The Education Bill implements proposals set out in the White Paper "Schools achieving success" (Cm 5230) published on 5 September 2001, in five related consultation papers published on the same day ("The Way Forward - a Modernised Framework for School Governance", "Consultation on School Admissions", "Consultation on Exclusion Appeals Panels", "Changes to the Registration and Monitoring of Independent Schools", "Better beginnings - Improving Quality and Increasing Provision in Early Years Education and Childcare") and in a consultation paper issued on 21 September ("16-19 Organisation and Inspection: a Consultation Document"). Implementation in Wales will be guided by the principles set out in the National Assembly for Wales' (NAW) consultation document "The Learning Country" ("Y wlad sy'n Dysgu"), published on 5 September 2001.

Covered by the Bill. Not covered by Bill There are some provisions relating to England only.

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Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Bill

6; HL18; CAP13

Govt

The purpose of the Bill is to provide the Not covered by the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland Bill with additional functions to address the problem of electoral fraud there. The Bill is intended to give effect to the proposals in the White Paper, Combating Electoral Fraud in Northern Ireland (Cm 5080), which was published in March 2001. The Bill would make changes to the rules for Share Incentive Plans, with a view to encouraging the extension of employee share ownership to a wider range of businesses than at present. Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Employee Share Schemes Bill

13; HL 95; CAP 34

PMB6

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Employment Bill

44; HL 54; CAP 22

Govt

The Bill introduces paid paternity leave and Covered by the Bill paid adoption leave, extends the length of paid maternity leave, and establishes statutory minimum dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures which all employers must follow. The Bill implements a pledge in the Covered by the Bill Government's 2001 election manifesto to give more independence to the competition authorities, to reform the bankruptcy laws and to tackle trading practices that harm consumers. This Bill is intended to enable the UK to Covered by the Bill ratify the Treaty of Nice signed on 26 February 2001. The purpose of the Bill is to enable the United Kingdom to give effect to the new Own Resources Decision, amending the arrangements for financing the Community budget. The Bill will establish a new legislative framework for both strategic export controls and export controls on cultural objects. Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Enterprise Bill

115; HL 92; CAP 40

Govt

Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill bankruptcy provisions do not apply. Sewell motion moved.

European Communities (Amendment) Bill European Communities (Finance) Bill

3; HL 14; CAP3

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

1; HL 15; CAP 22

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Export Control Bill 5; HL 20; CAP 28

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Finance Bill

125; HL 102; Govt CAP 23

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Football Disorder (Amendment) Bill

26; HL 26; CAP12

Govt

The purpose of the Bill is to renew, without Covered by the Bill time limit, two sets of powers which were inserted in the Football Spectators Act 1989 by the Football (Disorder) Act 2000, but which will lapse within one year of coming into force unless renewed by statutory instrument, and in any case within two years. The general theme and overall purpose of the Bill is to help ensure the provision of a decent and safe standard of accommodation for all citizens - and in a way that will also assist with the achievement of environmental targets. Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Home Energy 11 Conservation Bill Withdrawn

PMB4

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Homelessness Bill 2; HL 16; CAP7

Govt

The Bill will require local authorities to adopt a strategic approach to combating homelessness and is aimed at strengthening the position of people who are homeless through no fault of their own. It also contains provisions that will facilitate the development of choice-based lettings schemes by local authorities.

Covered by the Bill. Not covered by the Bill Applies to Isles of Scilly with a power for SoS to vary application by order.

Covered by the Bill. Separate powers for commencement orders and transitional arrangements are exercisable by the NAW

Human Reproductive Cloning [HL] Bill

HL 27; 57; CAP23

Govt

The purpose of the Bill is to prevent human Covered by the Bill reproductive cloning taking place in the United Kingdom by rendering it a criminal offence to place in the womb of a woman a human embryo that has been created other than by fertilisation.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Industrial & Provident Society Bill

14; HL 76; CAP 20

PMB7

The Bill amends the law relating to Covered by Bill registration of industrial and provident societies so as to bring it into conformity with certain aspects of the law relating to companies; amends the procedure whereby societies may convert into, or amalgamate with or transfer its engagements to, a company; permits a society whose business is conducted for the benefit of the community to provide that its assets are dedicated permanently for that purpose; and for connected purposes. In 1997 the Government published the Covered by Bill White Paper on International Development: "Eliminating World Poverty - A Challenge for the 21st Century" (Cm 3789). That White Paper set out the Government's contribution towards the elimination of global poverty, and committed the Government to consider the case for replacing the existing legislation in this area - the Overseas Development and Co-operation Act 1980 ("the 1980 Act"). The Bill gives legislative form to the policies set out in the White Paper by authorising the Secretary of State to incur expenditure on assistance for certain specified purposes.

Covered by Bill

Covered by Bill

International HL 3; 37; Development [HL] CAP1 Bill

Govt

Covered by Bill. International development is a reserved matter under the Scotland Act 1998. However, there is an exception to this reservation in the case of assistance given to Ministers in relation to international development by statutory bodies for which Scottish Ministers are responsible. Subsection (4)(a) of clause 9 therefore provides that the Secretary of State's approval for certain bodies to provide assistance may be given only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers. A Scottish Body is defined in clause 10.

Covered by Bill. The Welsh Assembly has no direct interest in international development. However, a number of statutory bodies listed in Schedule 2 to the Bill are responsible to the Assembly. Subsection (4)(b) of clause 9 therefore provides that the Secretary of State's approval for certain bodies to provide assistance may be given only with the consent of the Welsh Assembly. A Welsh Body is defined in clause 10.

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Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill

75; HL 61; CAP 26

Govt

The purpose of the Bill is to implement the recommendations of the Criminal Justice Review Group in its report, "Review of the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland". The Bill also makes a few other minor changes such as the provision for exceptional legal aid and some changes to civil procedure.

Not covered by the Bill except to the extent of consequential amendment or repeal of existing legislation

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by the Bill except to the extent of consequential amendment or repeal of existing legislation

Land Registration [HL] Bill

HL 2; 48; CAP9

Govt

Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill lapsed

8; HL 66

PMB1

The Bill amends the law relating to land Covered by the Bill registration to enable electronic conveyance. Associated changes, including restatement of the law in modern language are also proposed. The Bill amends the law relating to nature Covered by the Bill conservation and the protection of wildlife in respect of the marine environment; to provide enforcement powers for marine wildlife conservation purposes to competent marine authorities; and for connected purposes. The Bill creates a number of offences Covered by the Bill relating to the electronic identifiers of mobile wireless communications devices. In particular it will be an offence to reprogramme the unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number which identifies a mobile telephone handset. It is also possible to interfere with the operation of the IMEI by the addition of a small electronic chip to the handset and this too will be made illegal.

Not covered by the Bill except to the extent of consequential amendment or repeal of existing legislation Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Mobile Telephones HL 80; 177; (Re-programming) CAP 31 Bill

Govt

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

National Insurance 130; HL 88; Contributions Bill CAP 19

Govt

The bill provides the legislative changes to national insurance necessary to implement the additional 1% NHS contribution announced in the 2002 budget.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill

119; HL 89; CAP 41

Govt

NHS Reform and Care Professions Bill

47; HL 44; CAP 17

Govt

The Bill implements the proposals for nationality, immigration and asylum reform contained in the Government‟s White Paper Secure Borders, Safe Haven. In summer 2001, the Government elaborated on key proposals from the NHS Plan in published documents: Shifting the Balance of Power within the NHS - Securing Delivery and Involving Patients and the Public in Healthcare. This Bill takes forward those of the proposals which require primary legislation. In July 2001, the Report of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry was published. It made a number of recommendations including some requiring legislation. This Bill provides for change in relation to two of the areas covered in the Report: the role of the Commission for Health Improvement, and the regulation of the health care professions.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Provisions on traffic in prostitution do not apply.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Provisions in Part 1 relating to NHS management apply to England and Wales (separately) only.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions in Part 1 relating to NHS management apply to England and Wales (separately) only. Sewel motion moved.

Covered by the Bill. Provisions in Part 1 relating to NHS management apply to England and Wales (separately) only.

Northern Ireland Decommissioning (Amendment) Bill

63; HL 42; CAP6

Govt

The Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 ("the 1997 Act") empowered the Secretary of State to make a decommissioning scheme which would provide an amnesty for those decommissioning weapons in accordance with it. The 1997 Act limited the period during which that amnesty could be provided to five years. This Bill extends the period during which an amnesty may be provided for in a decommissioning scheme. Initially it may be extended so as to end before 27 February 2003 and further extensions may be made by order of the Secretary of State up to and including 26 February 2007. Any such order will be subject to the same Parliamentary scrutiny and control as at present.

Not covered by Bill. However, any arms in England, Wales and Scotland could be included.

Not covered by Bill. However, any arms in England, Wales and Scotland could be included.

Not covered by Bill. However, any arms in England, Wales and Scotland could be included.

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Office of Communications [HL] Bill

HL 8; 73; CAP11

Govt

In the Queen's Speech on 20 June, Her Covered by the Bill Majesty announced that a draft Bill (the 'Communications Bill') to create a single regulator for the media and communications industries and reform the broadcasting and telecommunications regulations will be published during the 2001-02 Parliamentary Session. The aim of that Communications Bill will be to create a less complex system of codes and rules which is flexible enough to cope with the pressures of technological change over the long term in this fastmoving sector. This new regulatory regime could not come into effect until after the Communications Bill attained Royal Assent; which itself would be mid-2003 at the earliest. OFCOM would apply and enforce these new codes and rules. Establishing OFCOM, planning and managing the practical transition from the existing five regulators will be a complex task, which will take much time and effort to complete. The Office of Communications Bill would make it possible for the Secretary of State to create OFCOM before the main Communications Bill achieved Royal Assent, which should enable regulatory functions to be transferred to OFCOM more quickly thereafter.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Patents Act 1977 (Amendment) Bill Withdrawn

9

PMB2

This Bill seeks to improve the deterrent effect of the patents legislation by allowing the Court to award additional damages to the patent holder.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Pension Annuities 12 (Amendment) Bill Dropped

PMB5

The Bill amends the law relating to the Covered by the Bill purchase of annuities in respect of private and personal pensions, defined contribution and AVC pension schemes

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Police Reform [HL] HL48; 127; Bill CAP 30

Govt

The Government published the white paper Covered by the Bill Policing a New Century: A Blueprint for Reform (CM 5326) in December 2001. The white paper set out the Government's intentions for the future of policing in England and Wales. This Bill incorporates the changes that require legislation.

Most provisions of the Bill Covered by the Bill relate to England and Wales only but some (e.g. those relating to the MoD Police, National Criminal Intelligence Service, etc) apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland). Sewel motion moved. Covered by the Bill. Parts 3 Covered by the Bill and 8 contain provisions that are limited to Scotland; the Secretary of State must therefore consult with Scottish Ministers when commencing these provisions. Sewel motion moved.

Proceeds of Crime 31; HL 57; Bill CAP 29

Govt

The Bill is in twelve parts. Covered by the Bill Part 1: creates an Assets Recovery Agency (ARA). Part 2: makes provision for confiscation in England and Wales, replacing separate drug trafficking and criminal justice legislation with a consolidated and updated set of provisions. Restraint, confiscation, receivership and related matters are covered. Parts 3 & 4: make similar provision for Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. Part 5: sets out new provisions for the recovery in the United Kingdom in civil proceedings of property which has been obtained through unlawful conduct or property which represents property obtained through unlawful conduct; and provisions for the search and seizure of cash which is reasonably suspected of having been obtained through unlawful conduct or of being intended for use in such conduct, and for the forfeiture of such cash in proceedings before a magistrates' court, sheriff or justice of the peace. Part 6: empowers the Director of ARA to exercise functions of the Inland Revenue in relation to income, gains and profits arising or accruing as a result of criminal conduct. Part 7: consolidates, updates and reforms the criminal law in the United Kingdom with regard to money laundering. Part 8: sets out powers for use in criminal confiscation, civil recovery and money

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Public Trustee HL 67; 150; (Liability and Fees CAP 35 Bill [HL]

Govt

The Bill amends provisions of the Public Covered by the Bill Trustee Act 1906 about liability and fees of the Public Trustee in order to: bring the power to fix fees in relation to the Public Trustee's trust work into line with other feesetting provisions, by providing that the Lord Chancellor (as the Minister responsible) sets the fees rather than the Treasury; remove the requirement that fees charged by the Public Trustee must be set to produce an annual amount sufficient to discharge the salaries and other expenses incidental to the workings of the Act; clarify the extent of the Public Trustee's liability for breach of trust, and make the Lord Chancellor's Department, rather than the Consolidated Fund, liable to make good sums required to discharge it.

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Sex Discrimination 28; HL 25; (Election CAP2 Candidates) Bill

Govt

The key objective for this Bill is to enable a Covered by the Bill political party, should it wish to do so, to adopt measures which regulate the selection of candidates for certain elections in order to reduce inequality in the numbers of men and women elected, as candidates of the party.

Covered by the Bill. Legislation relating to equal opportunities including the subject matter of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 is reserved to the UK Parliament under the Scotland Act 1998. In respect of Scotland, this legislation relates to the reserved matter of equal opportunities in the selection of candidates, albeit that such selection will have consequences for the subsequent election in which the candidates take part.

Covered by the Bill. Under the Welsh devolution settlement, the UK Parliament makes primary legislation relating to Wales.

State Pension Credit [HL] Bill

HL 30, 98; CAP 16

Govt

This Bill introduces a new State Pension Credit for persons aged 60 and over.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Tax Credits Bill

59; HL 52; CAP 21

Govt

The Bill provides for two new tax credits Covered by the Bill the child tax credit for families with children and the working tax credit for working households facing low income, including those in which a worker has a disability. The introduction of the new tax credits is intended to create a single income-related strand of support for families with children, complemented by a single strand of support for adults in work. The new tax credits will be administered by the Inland Revenue.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Travel Concessions Eligibility [HL] Bill

HL 7, 112; CAP 36

Adopte The Bill bans advertising and promotion Covered by the Bill d (including sponsorship) of tobacco products, with certain limited exceptions. The purpose of the Bill is to equalise the age at which men and women become entitled to travel concessions at an earlier date than 2020. PMB10 The Bill amends the criminal provisions in intellectual property law, more specifically the law relating to copyright, rights in performances, fraudulent reception of conditional access transmissions by use of unauthorised decoders and trade marks. The Bill brings about some rationalisation of these criminal provisions by removing some of the differences. Govt Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Separate commencement date may apply. Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

HL 5, 38; CAP 4

Copyright, etc and 17, HL 71; Trade Marks CAP 25 (Offences and Enforcement) Bill

Covered by the Bill (s6 on search warrants applies to the IoM)

Covered by the Bill (s6 on search warrants applies to the IoM)

Covered by the Bill. The NAW has separate powers to make commencement orders Covered by the Bill (s6 on search warrants applies to the IoM)

National Heritage Bill

HL 10; 74; CAP 14

L

Divorce (Religious 35; HL 72; Marriages) Bill CAP 27

T

The bill amends the law relating to the functions of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England (e.g. in respect of underwater sites) and makes other related changes. The bill enables a court to require the dissolution of a religious marriage before granting a civil divorce.

Covered by the Bill

Not generally covered by Bill Covered by the Bill but s3 on exercise of ministerial functions applies.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Private Hire 62; HL108; Vehicles (Carriage CAP 37 of Guide Dogs, etc.) Bill

T

The bill amends the DDA 1995 to enable guide dogs, etc to be carried in licensed taxis and PHVs at no extra charge.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. A Covered by the Bill separate amendment to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act will enable Scottish Ministers to implement similar changes by regulation.

* All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills Information based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series

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Northern Ireland Covered by the Bill. Much of the bill relates to England and Wales only, but certain provisions (e.g. relating to advertising) apply also to Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Not covered by Bill. However, the Bill refers to the rights of those resident in the UK. Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill. Sections 77 & 100 do not apply to Northern Ireland.

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Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill except to the extent of consequential amendments to the Education Act 1997, which also covers Northern Ireland.

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Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill. The Bill applies to Great Britain only but certain administrative provisions (e.g. on provision of information) apply to Northern Ireland. Covered by the Bill although various insolvency and bankruptcy provisions I45do not apply.

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Not covered by Bill

Covered by Bill

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Covered by the Bill

Not covered by the Bill except to the extent of consequential amendment or repeal of existing legislation Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Paragraphs 25 to 30, 33, 44 and 46 to Schedule 1 make changes to Northern Ireland benefits and pensions legislation. These amendments are subject to the approval of the Northern Ireland Executive Committee and Assembly.

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Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill. Provisions in Part 1 relating to NHS management apply to England and Wales (separately) only.

Covered by the Bill

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Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

Covered by the Bill

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Most provisions of the Bill relate to England and Wales only but some (e.g. those relating to the MoD Police, National Criminal Intelligence Service, etc) apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland).

Covered by the Bill. Separate provisions for Northern Ireland are included in part 4 of the bill.

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Not covered by Bill

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Covered by the Bill. Legislation relating to equal opportunities is transferred under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, but legislation that deals with parliamentary elections and elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the European Parliament and district councils is excepted under that Act. Although this legislation is principally about equal opportunities in the selection of candidates, it has an effect on elections and, bearing in mind the provisions of section 98(2) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, is therefore considered to be outside the legislative competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Separate provision is made for Northern Ireland in Section 2.

Not covered by Bill

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Covered by the Bill. S64 amends the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to make the new tax credits, child benefit and guardian's allowance excepted I38matters.

Covered by the Bill

Not covered by Bill

Covered by the Bill (s6 on search warrants applies to the IoM)

Not generally covered by Bill but s3 on exercise of ministerial functions applies.

Not covered by Bill

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Covered by the Bill

ated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for

ch House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & sted in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series

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Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Adoption Bill 16; dropped PMB(6) Summary England Scotland The Bill amends the law on adoption. It Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill covers passporting of money from one local authority to another, an appeals system, fast-tracking of babies within the adoption system and record keeping by local authorities. The aim of the Children and Adoption Covered by Bill Bill is to help increase the number of children adopted from care or found similar permanent placements. The Bill is based on proposals in the White Paper, Adoption: A New Approach Cm 5017,December 2000 and in the report of the Prime Minister‟s Review of Adoption published by the Performance and Innovation Unit in July 2000. It would replace the Adoption Act 1976 and most of the Adoption (Inter-country Aspects) Act 1999. Wales Covered by Bill

Adoption and Children Bill

66; dissolution

Govt

Covered by ss33(7)-(9) Covered by Bill [breach of restrictions on removals] and by the miscellaneous and final provisions. Scotland is also affected by amendments to UK legislation.

Armed Forces Bill

4, HL43, CAP 19

Govt

An Armed Forces Bill comes before Covered by Bill Parliament every five years. It provides for the three Service Discipline Acts (the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957) to continue in force for a maximum of five years, subject to an annual Order in Council. The other main purpose of the Bill is to amend the Discipline Acts in order to bring military law into line, in as far as is considered possible, with civil law.

Covered by Bill. (Some of Covered by Bill the provisions of the Bill which relate to the Ministry of Defence Police will come into force as respects Scotland on a date to be appointed jointly by the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State.)

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Capital Allowances Bill 10, HL25, CAP2 Govt Summary England Scotland The Bill is the first piece of legislation to Covered by Bill Covered by Bill be produced by the Tax Law Rewrite Project – established in December 1996 with the aim of rewriting the UK‟s existing primary direct tax legislation to make it clearer and easier to use, without changing or making less certain its general effect. Wales Covered by Bill

Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill

3, HL20, CAP 18

Govt

The Bill will extend the powers of the Not covered by Not covered by Bill Children‟s Commissioner for Wales by Bill amending the Care Standards Act 2000, which introduced the post. It is the first Bill since devolution to apply to Wales only.

Covered by Bill

Christmas Day Trading Bill

14; dropped

Commonhold HL11; and Leasehold dissolution Reform [HL] Bill

PMB (4) The Bill is designed to prohibit large Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill shops and supermarkets from opening on 25 December. Govt Part I of the act creates and defines the Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill concept of commonhold land. Part II of the Bill makes reforms to residential leasehold law. These reforms will give leaseholders new rights and enhance their existing ones. They will help those leaseholders who will not be able, or who may not wish, to convert to commonhold.

Covered by Bill

Covered by Bill. Clause 151 has the effect of ensuring that any powers to make regulations inserted into the 1985 Act or the 1993 Act are exercisable by the National Assembly for Wales as they apply in Wales. (The existing powers to make regulations in those Acts are already exercised by the National Assembly for Wales by virtue of the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999.)

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Criminal HL1,43, CAP Govt Defence 4 Service (Advice and Assistance) Bill [HL] Bill Criminal Justice 31, HL36, and Police Bill CAP 16 Govt Summary The Bill clarifies the extent of the Legal Service Commission's duty to fund advice and assistance as part of the new Criminal Defence Service under section 13 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 The Bill seeks to introduce certain new measures for dealing with crime and disorder. It also provides for the disclosure of information by certain Government departments, public bodies and the tax authorities for the purposes of criminal investigations and proceedings. It seeks to provide additional powers of seizure in relation to the investigation and prosecution of crime. It also makes new provision allowing reviews of police detention to be carried out by telephone or video link and allowing for the retention of fingerprint records and samples, including DNA samples. The Bill also contains provisions about police training and police organisation. England z Scotland Not covered by Bill Wales Covered by Bill

Covered by Bill (except s83 that relates to Northern Ireland only).

Covered by ss33-38, 45; Covered by Bill (except s83 Part II; ss86(1)(2); Part V so that relates to Northern far as it relates to the Ireland only). National Criminal Intelligence Service; ss127, 136, 138; an amendment, repeal or revocation contained in Schedule, 5, 7 or 8 has the same extent as the enactment or instrument to which it relates.

Culture and Recreation Bill [HL]

HL7; dissolution

Govt

The Bill introduces a number of structural changes in the way the Government provides funding and support to culture, media and sport. The Government's Comprehensive Spending Review in 1998 concluded that benefits would be gained in terms of efficiency and effectiveness from such changes.

Covered by Bill Covered ss18(2), 21, 30, 32 Covered by Bill to 34, 40(2), 41(3) to (5), 44(1), 46 and 47, 48-52, Schedule 3 paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 5 (and section 38 so far as relating to that provision).

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Election HL41, 78, Publications Bill CAP 5 [HL] Govt Summary England The Bill postpones the operation of new Covered by the requirements relating to the imprint on Bill election publications introduced by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. The Bill seeks, as a consequence of Covered by Bill the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, to defer local government elections which would otherwise be held in the period 3 May 2001 - 6 June 2001 to 7 June 2001. Scotland Wales Covered by the Bill except Covered by the Bill in respect of local government elections which are a devolved matter.

Elections Bill

80, HL44, CAP 7

Govt

Not covered by Bill. (Local elections are a devolved matter. No ordinary elections are due in Scotland but there may be some by-elections).

Covered by Bill

Finance Bill

63, HL49, CAP 9

Govt

Grant certain duties, to alter other Covered by Bill Covered by Bill duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with Finance. The Bill delivers the aspects of the NHS Plan and the Government‟s response to the Royal Commission on Long Term Care that require changes to primary legislation.

Covered by Bill

Health and 9, HL27, Social Care Bill CAP 15

Govt

Covered by Bill Covered by ss50-52 & s59 Covered by Bill (preserved rights), s63 (prescribing rights), 64-66 & 70 (supplementary provisions).

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title High Hedges Bill 13; dropped Summary PMB (3) The Bill creates a new procedure for dealing with complaints about high hedges, to be administered by local authorities in England and Wales. England Scotland Wales Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill. The Covered by Bill Scottish Executive began a consultation on high hedges in January 2000. The aim of this was to establish whether a problem existed similar to that in England. There were 90 formal responses. In addition 120 individuals wrote to the Scottish Executive on the issue. Following the consultation, the Executive concluded that, though the problem was not as extensive in Scotland, councils should be given new powers to intervene in disputes (Scottish Executive Press Release SE0196/2001, Tougher Controls on Nuisance Hedges, 31 January 2001)

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Homes Bill 5, HL19; dissolution Govt Summary Part I of the Bill is part of a wider package of proposals that aim to improve the home buying and selling process in England and Wales. Part II will require local authorities to adopt a strategic approach to combating homelessness and is aimed at strengthening the position of people who are homeless through no fault of their own. It also contains provisions that will facilitate the development of choice-based lettings schemes by local authorities. England Covered by Bill. (An Act would apply to the Isles of Scilly subject to such exceptions, adaptations and modifications as the Secretary of State may by order direct.) Scotland Not covered by bill except in regard to a minor amendment to the Fair Trading Act 1973. Wales Covered by Bill. (Clause 32 provides the Secretary of State with power to make transitional provisions by statutory instrument. In respect of any such provisions relating to homelessness and allocation of accommodation in Wales, this power is exercisable by the National Assembly for Wales.)

House of 34, HL33, Commons CAP 13 (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill

Govt

The Bill is designed to repeal Covered by Bill provisions which disqualify clergy in the Churches of England and Ireland (but not Wales), ministers in the Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic priests such clergy from membership of the Commons. It also provides for the continuing disqualification of any bishop from the Commons who sits in the Lords as a Lord Spiritual.

Covered by Bill. The Bill amends the Scotland Act 1998 to ensure that statutes governing election to the Scottish Assembly are unchanged.

Covered by Bill. The Bill amends the Wales Act 1998 to ensure that statutes governing election to the National Assembly for Wales are unchanged.

Hunting Bill

2, HL32; dissolution

Govt

The Bill as originally published was a Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill multiple-choice bill that contained three options for the regulation of hunting with dogs: supervision, regulation and prohibition.

Covered by Bill

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title International Criminal Court [HL] Bill HL8, 70, CAP 17 Govt Summary England The Bill has five principal aims: to Covered by Bill enable ratification of the ICC Statute; to enable the arrest and surrender of persons wanted by the ICC; to enable other judicial co-operation with the ICC; to enable the UK to reach an agreement with the ICC so that persons convicted can serve prison sentences in this country; and to incorporate into domestic law the offences set out in the Statute. Scotland Wales Partly covered by Bill. Many Covered by Bill provisions of the Bill also extend to Scotland, either because they deal with reserved matters under the Scotland Act 1998 or because they are devolved but are more conveniently dealt with on a UK-wide basis in this Bill subject to the consent of the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Executive has announced that it is bringing forward a separate International Criminal Court (Scotland) Bill to deal with the other issues which fall within the competence of the Scottish Parliament.

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title International Development [HL] Bill 49, HL46; dissolution Govt Summary England In 1997 the Government published the Covered by Bill White Paper on International Development: "Eliminating World Poverty - A Challenge for the 21st Century" (Cm 3789). That White Paper set out the Government's contribution towards the elimination of global poverty, and committed the Government to consider the case for replacing the existing legislation in this area - the Overseas Development and Co-operation Act 1980 ("the 1980 Act"). The Bill gives legislative form to the policies set out in the White Paper by authorising the Secretary of State to incur expenditure on assistance for certain specified purposes Scotland Covered by Bill. International development is a reserved matter under the Scotland Act 1998. However, there is an exception to this reservation in the case of assistance given to Ministers in relation to international development by statutory bodies for which Scottish Ministers are responsible. Subsection (4)(a) of clause 9 therefore provides that the Secretary of State's approval for certain bodies to provide assistance may be given only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers. A Scottish Body is defined in clause 10. Wales Covered by Bill. The Welsh Assembly has no direct interest in international development. However, a number of statutory bodies listed in Schedule 2 to the Bill are responsible to the Assembly. Subsection (4)(b) of clause 9 therefore provides that the Secretary of State's approval for certain bodies to provide assistance may be given only with the consent of the Welsh Assembly. A Welsh Body is defined in clause 10.

National Lottery 15; dropped (Amendment) Bill

PMB (5) The National Lottery (Amendment) Bill Covered by Bill Covered by Bill seeks to amend the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 to allow the National Lottery Charities Board to make grants to endowment trusts.

Covered by Bill

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Outworking Bill 11, dropped Summary England PMB (1) The Outworking Bill is designed to Covered by Bill outlaw bogus home working schemes. It was been introduced by Richard Burden, MP, who came top in the ballot for Private Members‟ Bills. However, it was drawn up by the Government and has cross party support. Scotland The extension of the Bill to Scotland was subject to the approval of the Scottish Parliament. On 31 January the Scottish Parliament endorsed "...the principle of tackling bogus outworking schemes by controlling the seeking or receipt of advance payments for the provision of work or of information about work opportunities as set out in the Outworking Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament". Wales The subject matter of the Bill is not devolved under the Government of Wales Act 1998 and therefore the Bill's provisions apply to Wales.

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Private Security HL4, 67, Industry [HL] Bill CAP 12 Govt Summary England The Bill introduces a licensing system Covered by Bill for guards (including door supervisors or bouncers), wheel clampers, private investigators, security consultants and key holders. A new non-departmental public body, the Security industry Authority, will administer and enforce the system. This includes a national register of approvals of individuals. There is also provision for providers of security services to apply for approved status, under a scheme that will, at least initially, be voluntary. Scotland Wales Only covered by the bill to Covered by Bill the extent of amendments to Police Act 1997 in s21 allowing the Security Industry Authority access to enhanced criminal record certificates and consequential amendments in schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972; the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975; Public Records Act 1958; Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, and Freedom of Information Act 2000

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Rating (former Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill 68, HL50, CAP 14 Govt Summary England Scotland The Bill establishes a 50% mandatory Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill rate relief scheme for land and buildings used for non-agricultural purposes on what had been agricultural land and buildings for at least 183 days during the year prior to the date on which the provisions come into force. Local authorities will have a discretionary power to increase the relief to 100% where they feel the changed use will be of benefit to the wider community. The Bill also extends mandatory 50% rural rate relief, currently only available to the sole village general store and post office to all village shops that sell mainly food for human consumption, excluding the provision of catering and confectionery. Wales Covered by Bill. S4 enables the National Assembly for Wales to make separate orders for hereditaments in Wales. Separate commencement orders can be made by the NAW.

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Regulatory HL2, 51, Reform [HL] Bill CAP 6 Govt Summary The main provision of the Regulatory Reform Bill is intended to remove some of the barriers to wider application of the deregulation order-making power under sections 1-4 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (the DCOA). The new order-making power is intended to be wide enough, but no wider than necessary, to deal with regulatory reform measures which the Government wishes to achieve. In parallel with the widening of the power, the Bill adds to the tests and safeguards governing its use. England Covered by the Bill. Regulatory reform orders may have the same extent as the legislation being reformed. Scotland Covered by the Bill. The Bill applies to Scotland in reserved matters only. For devolved matters, the Scottish Ministers and the Parliament retain powers under the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994, (while the provisions in that Act are repealed for the rest of the UK). Regulatory reform orders may have the same extent as the legislation being reformed. Wales Covered by the Bill. Regulatory reform orders may have the same extent as the legislation being reformed. The National Assembly for Wales would not have the power to make regulatory reform orders, but it would have to be consulted on all matters relating to Wales, and it would have to give explicit consent to any order that modifies or removes any of its functions. In line with the Lords Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation‟s recommendation the Bill proposes the delegation to the National Assembly for Wales only the reserve power to make a code of enforcement practice.

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Road Transport 12; dropped Summary England PMB (2) The Bill introduces a variety of Covered by Bill amendments to the law including requiring local authorities to take measures to safeguard motorists and pedestrians from the effects of snow and ice; measures to assess the appropriateness of speed limits and to simplify the procedure for introducing them; banning the use of hand-held telephones by drivers; removing part of the exemption for delivery people from seat belt wearing; and extending the areas in which mandatory travel concessions apply. Govt Scotland Wales Not covered by Bill (similar Covered by Bill provisions to those in clause 1 have been in operation in Scotland since 1984)

Social Security 8, HL21, Contributions CAP 20 (Share Options) Bill

The purpose of the Bill is to provide Covered by Bill Covered by Bill certainty to those companies with volatile share prices who have expressed concern that unpredictable National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on share options granted between 6 April 1999 and 19 May 2000 could endanger their investment strategies and damage their future growth by deterring investors. This Bill provides new powers for Covered by Bill Covered by Bill obtaining information in connection with social security fraud enquiries, as recommended by Lord Grabiner‟s report The Informal Economy. It also allows benefit to be reduced or withdrawn for repeated benefit offences, enables financial penalties to be offered to colluding employers as an alternative to prosecution and makes changes to the offences of failing to notify changes in circumstances.

Covered by Bill

Social Security Fraud [HL] Bill

HL10, 60, CAP 11

Govt

Covered by Bill

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Special Educational Needs and Disability [HL] Bill HL3, 55, CAP 10 Govt Summary England The Bill amends Part 4 of the Covered by Bill Education Act 1996 (EA) relating to children with SEN and makes amends the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to provide against discrimination on grounds of disability in schools and other educational establishments. Scotland Partly covered by Bill. The provisions relating to SENs do not apply to Scotland. The provisions on rights for disabled people in education will extend to Scotland since equal opportunities issues are reserved. However, the duty to produce an accessibility strategy or plan, which primarily relates to the organisation and administration of schools, is a devolved matter. Wales Covered by Bill. Although the duty to produce an accessibility strategy or plan will extend to Wales though it will be for the National Assembly for Wales (NAW) to consider implementation.

Tobacco 6, HL26; Advertising and dissolution Promotion Bill

Govt

The aim of the Bill is to ban in the UK Covered by Bill advertising and promotion (including sponsorship) of tobacco products, subject to certain limited exceptions. It will come into force on a date(s) to be appointed by the Secretary of State. The broad intention is to implement the advertising ban within a few months of Royal Assent and the sponsorship ban by 30 July 2003, with a special extension for certain global events until 1 October 2006. The bill follows the failure of the Tobacco Advertising Directive 98/43/EC, which was adopted on 6 July 1998 but was declared unlawful by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 5 October 2000.

Covered by Bill. (The Covered by Bill Government and the Scottish Executive have agreed that those regulations and the order which are subject to the affirmative resolution process will cover the whole of the United Kingdom. The Scottish Parliament will make regulations covering advertising at point of sale, specialist tobacconists and sponsorship.)

Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
Bill/CAP No Bill type Title Transplant of 17; dropped Human Organs Bill Summary England Scotland PMB (7) The Bill provides for amendments to Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill the Human Tissue Act 1961 to remove ambiguities about fundamental legal questions over lawful possession of a deceased person‟s body; to limit the extent to which enquiry is necessary concerning the wishes of surviving family members by specifying that these are held to mean a cohabiting partner, parent or child; and to maintain the organs within a deceased person‟s body whilst checks on consent are carried out. Govt The Vehicles (Crime) Bill introduces Covered by Bill various measures aimed at reducing vehicle crime. Some of these measures were proposed by the Vehicle Crime Reduction Action Team (VCRAT) established in September 1998. Other measures include enabling certain magistrates‟ courts‟ receipts to be used to pay for speed and red light camera enforcement and allowing police access to motor insurance information. Wales Covered by Bill

Vehicles (Crime) Bill

1, HL15, CAP 3

Covered by clauses 32, 33, Covered by Bill 34 & 36 relating to vehicle crime and relevant supplementary provisions

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Covered by ss33(7)-(9) [breach of restrictions on removals] and by the miscellaneous and final provisions. Northern Ireland is also affected by amendments to UK legislation.

Covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Not covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Covered by ss29, 33-41; Part II; ss72, 75, 83, 84, 86(1)(2); Section 86(3) has the same extent as section 27 of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851; Part V so far as it relates to the National Criminal Intelligence Service; ss127, 134, 136, 137; an amendment, repeal or revocation contained in Schedule 4, 6 or 7 has the same extent as the enactment or instrument to which it relates.

Covered ss21, 30, 31 to 34, 40(2), 41(3) to (5), 46 and 47, 48-52, Schedule 3 paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 5 (and section 38 so far as relating to that provision).

Northern Ireland Covered by the Bill

Covered by Bill

Covered by Bill

Only covered by s63 (prescribing rights), ss64, 65 & 70 (supplementary provisions).

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Not covered by bill except in regard to a minor amendment to the Fair Trading Act 1973.

Covered by Bill. The Bill amends the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to ensure that statutes governing election to the Northern Ireland Assembly are unchanged.

Not covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Covered by Bill

Covered by Bill

Northern Ireland The Bill's provisions extend to Northern Ireland in accordance with the provisions of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. This is possible because the main subject matter is the creation of criminal offences. Its subject matter is reserved under Schedule 3, paragraph 9(b) of the Northern Ireland Act

Northern Ireland Only covered by the bill to the extent of amendments to Police Act 1997 in s21 allowing the Security Industry Authority access to enhanced criminal record certificates and consequential amendments in schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972; the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975; Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975; Public Records Act 1958; Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967, and Freedom of Information Act 2000

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Covered by the Bill. Regulatory reform orders may have the same extent as the legislation being reformed. Thus the Bill applies to Northern Ireland to the extent that UK law has effect there. The definition of “legislation” in clause 1(2)(a) excludes Northern Ireland legislation, which was implemented by way of Orders in Council during direct rule. The Northern Ireland Assembly would not have the power to make regulatory reform orders, but would retain the power to make deregulation orders under the Deregulation and Contracting Out (NI) Order 1996 (which mirrored the DCOA provisions).

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Covered by Bill

Covered by ss5(2), 7, 10, 11, 12(3), 13, 20 and 21. (Provisions relating to exchange of information with overseas authorities and some of the loss of benefit provisions.)

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill. This Bill will not extend to Northern Ireland since responsibility for equal opportunities matters has been transferred and is now a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Covered by Bill

Northern Ireland Not covered by Bill

Covered by clauses 32, 33 & 34 relating to vehicle crime and relevant supplementary provisions


				
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