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					As at 12 November 2009          Territorial coverage of public bills*: session 2008-09
                                Bill/CAP No Type
Title                                       of bill   Summary                            England


Apprenticeships, Skills,        55, 78; HL     G      The bill contains proposals to     Covered by the
Children and Learning Bill (for 42, 73, 78;           reform education, training and     bill
detailed table of territorial   Cap 22                apprenticeships for young
extent see Explanatory Notes                          people and adults, and to
Appendix A)                                           provide new powers to
                                                      strengthen children's trusts,
                                                      improve standards in schools
                                                      and increase confidence in
                                                      qualifications.
Autism Bill                     10, 98,; HL   PMB 1 The bill aims to provide better      Covered by the
                                56; Cap 15          information about the numbers        bill
                                                    of people with autism and their
                                                    needs and to improve the local
                                                    planning and delivery of
                                                    services.
Banking Bill                    147, 2007-    G     The bill establishes for the first   Covered by the
                                08; carried         time a permanent statutory           bill except Cl 231
                                over to 2008-       regime 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.

Banking (No 2) Bill [HL]        HL 3           G      After second reading on 16.11      Covered by the
                                                      withdrawn to allow identical       bill except Cl 231
                                                      Banking Bill to proceed

Borders, Citizenship and        HL 15, 29,     G      The Bill is the latest to seek to  Covered by the
Immigration Bill [HL]           65; 86, 115;          amend the law on immigration, bill
                                Cap 11                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      2;, 116; HL   G      The bill will create a new power Covered by the
Bill                           30, 47, 51;          for upper tier local authorities to bill
                               Cap 7                levy a local supplement on the
                                                    business rate and to retain the
                                                    proceeds for investment in that
                                                    area.

Child Poverty Bill             1112; carried G      The Bill would provide a             Covered by the
                               over to 2009-        statutory basis to the               Bill except cl 10
                               10                   Government's commitment in           and 11
                                                    1999 to "eradicate" child poverty
                                                    by 2020.
Constitutional Reform and               142 G       The Bill makes provision relating    Covered by the
Governance Bill                                     to the civil service; the            bill
                                                    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.

Co-operative and Community     14; HL 53     PMB 6 The purpose of the Bill is to         Covered by the
Benefit Societies and Credit                       introduce certain reforms to the      bill
Unions Bill                                        law of industrial and provident
                                                   societies.
Coroners and Justice Bill      9, 72, 160,   G     The bill includes provisions          Covered by the
                               169; HL 33,         relating to coroners, criminal        bill except Cl 38,
                               77, 80; Cap         justice, witnesses and evidence,      54 & Sch 9 and
                               25                  sentencing, legal aid, criminal       20 (parts)
                                                   memoirs and data protection.

Corporation Tax Bill           1, 51; Cap 4 G       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; carried   G          The main elements of the Bill   Covered by the
                           over to 2009-            are: banning age discrimination bill
                           10                       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     G        The Bill grants certain duties,    Covered by the
                           63; Cap 10               alters other duties, amends the bill
                                                    law relating to the National Debt,
                                                    and the Public Review and
                                                    makes further provision in
                                                    relation to finance.

Fuel Poverty Bill                       11 PMB 2 This Bill would bring in three         Subject to
                                                 measures: an energy efficiency         Subsection 3 this
                                                 programme to bring existing            Bill extends to
                                                 homes up to current energy             England only
                                                 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     HL 12; 69;      G        This short Bill enables the UK to Covered by the
United Nations Personnel   Cap 6                    ratify two international          bill
(Protocols) Bill [HL]                               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   15; 123: HL   PMB 7 The Bill seeks to define and       Covered by the
Promotion) Bill                61; Cap 19          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,   G        The bill proposes to improve the   Covered by the
                               70; 97; 124;          quality of NHS care and            bill
                               162; Cap 21           services and improve public
                                                     health
Industry and Exports (Financial 70; HL 39;   G       A Bill to amend section 8(5) of    Covered by the
Support) Bill                   Cap 5                the Industrial Development Act     bill
                                                     1982 and to amend section 1(1)
                                                     of the Export and Investment
                                                     Guarantees Act 1991.




Local Democracy, Economic HL 2, 40, 71; G            The Bill seeks to create greater Covered by the
Development and Construction 93, 167; Cap            opportunities for community and bill
Bill [HL]                    20                      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      HL 1, 38, 49, G       The bill covers a broad range of Covered by the
Bill [HL]                      76; 108; Cap          marine issues, including a new bill
                               23                    Marine Management
                                                     Organisation; the marine
                                                     licensing system; fisheries
                                                     management; marine
                                                     conservation zones; route
                                                     round the English coast.
Northern Ireland Bill          62; HL 28;    G       The bill is designed to assist     Some of the
                               Cap 3                 with the devolution of policing    legislation the bill
                                                     and justice to Northern Ireland    amends extends
                                                     by making amendments to the        UK-wide
                                                     Northern Ireland Act 1998
Parliamentary Standards Bill     121; HL 60, G        The Bill introduces a statutory Covered by the
                                 67; 146: Cap         Independent Parliamentary       Bill
                                 13                   Standards Authority (IPSA) and
                                                      Commissioner for Parliamentary
                                                      Investigations.

Perpetuities and                 HL 35: 145;   G      The Bill seeks to give effect to   Covered by the
Accumulations Bill [HL]          Cap 18               recommendations of the Law         bill
                                                      Commission and amend two
                                                      legal rules - against perpetuities
                                                      and excessive accumulations -
                                                      commonly encountered in the
                                                      context of trusts.

Policing and Crime Bill          7, 66, 168;   G      The bill draws together a          Covered by the
                                 HL 48, 74,           number of disparate policy         bill
                                 79; Cap 26           issues on policing and crime.

Political Parties and Elections 141 2007-08; G        The bill makes some             Covered by the
Bill                            carried over          amendments to the regulation of bill
                                to 2008-09 -          party funding and election
                                4, 136; HL            expenditure set out in the
                                26, 45, 54,           Political Parties etc Act
                                64 2008-09;           (PPERA) 2000.
                                Cap 12

Postal Services Bill [HL]        HL 24, 41,    G    To make provision for the re-        Covered by the
                                 44; 100. Bill      structuring of the Royal Mail        bill
                                 dropped            Group and about the Royal Mail
                                                    Pension Plan; to make new
                                                    provision about the regulation of
                                                    postal services.
Royal Marriages and                        29 PMB 5 This Bill intends to remove the      Covered by the
Succession to the Crown                             religious requirement on the         bill
(Prevention of Discrimination)                      monarch‟s spouse and the
Bill                                                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.

Saving Gateway Accounts Bill 3, 57, 118;       G      The purpose of the bill is to      Covered by the
                             HL 25, 37;               provide a financial incentive to   bill
                             Cap 8                    saving among the poorest in
                                                      society.
Small Business Rate Relief             13 PMB 4 This Bill intends to make the    Covered by the
(Automatic Payment) Bill                        payment of the relief to small   bill
                                                businesses automatic. The Bill
                                                has now (6.3) been withdrawn.

Statutory Redundancy Pay               12 PMB 3 The Bill seeks to provide for a  Covered by the
(Amendment) Bill                                mechanism for statutory          bill
                                                redundancy pay which links it to
                                                average weekly earnings.

Welfare Reform Bill          8, 67, 159:   G     The bill proposes to reform the Covered by the
                             HL 32, 62,          welfare and benefit system to    bill
                             75; Cap 24          improve support and incentives
                                                 for people to move from benefits
                                                 into work.




                             * 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.        Some provisions apply to A few provisions apply to
            Legislative Consent Motion lodged in
                                                       Wales                    Northern Ireland
            Scottish Parliament




            Not covered by the bill                    Largely covered by the    Not covered by the bill
                                                       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   Covered by the bill       Covered by the bill
            Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament
Not covered by the bill                     Covered by the bill            Not covered by the bill




Covered by the Bill except cl 11 and Part   Covered by the Bill            Covered by the Bill except
2. Legislative Consent motion lodged in
                                            except cl 10 and 11            cl 10 and Part 2
Scottish Parliament.




Covered by the bill except Part 4.    Covered by the bill. Announcement    Covered by the bill except
Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged of proposed Govt amdt on framework
                                                                           Part 4
in Scottish Parliament                powers 28.10.09




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


Largely covered by the bill. Legislative    Covered by the bill except Covered by the bill
Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish
                                            Cl 38, 54 & Sch 9 and 20
Parliament.
                                            (parts)




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




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,                  Covered by the bill               Covered by Cl 32, 33, 36,
37 and parts of Sch 3 & 4                                                    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        Covered by the bill. Clause 29    Covered by Part 9
Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish      provides framework powers.
Parliament




Some provisions apply to Scotland.         Covered by the bill. Clause 300   Some provisions apply to
Legislative Consent Motion debated and     provides framework powers.
                                                                             Northern Ireland
agreed to in Scottish Parliament 18.3.09




Some of the legislation the                Some of the legislation           Covered by the bill
bill amends extends UK-                    the bill amends extends
wide                                       UK-wide
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.         Covered by the bill   Some provisions apply to
Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the
                                                                 Northern Ireland
Scottish Parliament



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




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


Animals Act 1971                 18                                       PMB 6 The Bill aims to reduce the           Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill        Not covered by the Bill
(Amendment) Bill                                                                number of situations under the        Bill
                                                                                Animals Act 1971 when,
                                                                                following an accident involving
                                                                                certain types of animal, an
                                                                                owner of the animal is strictly
                                                                                liable.
Banking Bill                     147, 170                                 G     The Bill establishes for the first    Covered by Bill Covered by the Bill        Covered by Bill except for Covered by Bill except for
                                                                                time a permanent statutory            except for Cl 231                          Cl 231                     Cl 231
                                                                                regime for dealing with failing
                                                                                banks, amends related current
                                                                                legislation and makes new
                                                                                provision for regulation of the
                                                                                Bank of England.

Banking (Special Provisions)     73, 74; HL 34; Cap 2                     G     The Bill gives effect to the      Covered by the       Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill
Bill                                                                            Government's plans to take the Bill
                                                                                Northern Rock Bank into public
                                                                                ownership.
British Board of Film            16                                       PMB 4 The Bill aims to reform the       Not stated           Not stated                Not stated                 Not stated
Classification (Accountability                                                  BBFC by making its senior
to Parliament and Appeals)                                                      appointments and classification
Bill                                                                            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.



Channel Tunnel Rail Link         4; HL 21; Cap 5                          G         The aim of this small Bill is to Covered by the    Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill
(Supplementary Provisions)                                                          'clarify the legislative and     Bill
Bill                                                                                regulatory position' of the
                                                                                    Channel Tunnel Rail Link ahead
                                                                                    of the restructuring of London
                                                                                    and Continental Railways.

Child Maintenance and Other      118, 156, 2006-07: 3, 116, 2007-08; HL   G         The Bill focuses on two topics:   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill        Some measures and
Payments Bill (introduced in     12, 35; Cap 6                                      child support maintenance and     Bill                                                                  general provisions also
2006-07 & carried over to                                                           the provision of lump sum                                                                               apply to NI
2007-08)                                                                            payments in connection with
                                                                                    mesothelioma
Children and Young Persons     HL 8, 32; 96, 133; Cap 23                 G   The Bill makes provisions to    Covered by the           Para 9 of Sch 1 applies to                   Covered by the Bill, with Not covered by the Bill
Bill [HL]                                                                    reform the statutory framework Bill                      Scotland                                     the exception of the
                                                                             for the care system, to ensure                                                                        provision to enable the
                                                                             that children and young people                                                                        Chief Inspector to issue a
                                                                             receive high quality care and                                                                         compliance notice where
                                                                             support and to drive                                                                                  they have concerns that
                                                                             improvements in the delivery of                                                                       standards in residential
                                                                             services focussed on the needs                                                                        care settings are not
                                                                             of the child.                                                                                         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          Covered by the Act except for ss 71-7, 81,   Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Act
                                                                                                                                      88, Sch 5, 6. Legislative Consent Motion
                                                                             the UK to achieve its long-term Bill                                                                                            except for ss 71-6, 79, 81,
                                                                                                                                      debated and agreed to in Scottish
                                                                             goals of reducing carbon                                 Parliament 20.12.07 c4759                                              88, Sch 5, 8
                                                                             emissions and to ensure steps
                                                                             are taken towards adapting to
                                                                             the impact of climate change.

Counter-Terrorism Bill         63, 100, 168; HL 65, 82, 93, 96; Cap 28   G   The Bill contains a number of       Covered by most      Covered by most of the Bill Covered by most of the                     Covered by most of the
                                                                             provisions which the                of the Bill except   except cl                   Bill except cl                             Bill except cl
                                                                             Government states are               cl                   10,12,14,15,23,25,29,64,65, 11,12,15,24,25,30,78,83                    10,11,14,23,24,29,30,64,
                                                                             designed to enhance counter-        11,12,15,24,25,3     77,83                                                                  65,77,78
                                                                             terrorism powers.                   0,78,83

Criminal Evidence (Witness     134, 140: HL 176; Cap 15                  G   The Bill abolishes the common       Covered by the       Service courts provisions                    Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill
Anonymity) Bill                                                              law rules relating to anonymity     Bill                 also apply to Scotland
                                                                             orders for witnesses in criminal
                                                                             trials and replace them with
                                                                             statutory powers.

Criminal Justice and            130, 2006-07; 1, 15, 104, 105; HL 15     G   The Bill is very wide ranging and   Covered by the       Not generally covered by the Bill except     Covered by the Bill       Not generally covered by
                                                                                                                                      in respect of certain reserved matters.
Immigration Bill (introduced in 2007-08; Cap 4                               covers a number of areas such       Bill                                                                                        the Bill except in respect
                                                                                                                                      Legislative Consent Motion debated and
2006-07 and carried over to                                                  as youth justice, sentencing,                            agreed to in Scottish Parliament 30.1.08                               of certain reserved and
2007-08)                                                                     release and recalls of prisoners,                        c5627                                                                  excepted matters
                                                                             crime.
Dormant Bank and Building      HL 2, 17, 26, 91; 80, 150; Cap 31         G   This Bill provides the legal and    Covered by the       Covered by the Bill. Legislative Consent     Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill
                                                                                                                                      Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish
Society Accounts Bill [HL]                                                   administrative framework for the    Bill
                                                                                                                                      Parliament 24.1.08 c5387
                                                                             distribution of assets from
                                                                             dormant bank accounts.

Education and Skills Bill      12, 81, 164; HL 58, 80; Cap 25            G   The Bill puts a duty on all young Covered by the         Covered by clauses 71-5, 142, 146, 148-      Covered by the Bill. The Covered by clauses 142,
                                                                                                                                      50. Legislative Consent Motion debated
                                                                             people to participate in          Bill                                                                Bill also confers framwork 146, 148-50
                                                                                                                                      and agreed to in Scottish Parliament
                                                                             education or training until the                          20.2.08 c6125                                powers on the National
                                                                             age of 18; amends legislation                                                                         Assembly for Wales
                                                                             about the provision of adult                                                                          (s149)
                                                                             education and training, and
                                                                             support for young people;
                                                                             changes the regulatory
                                                                             framework for inspection of
                                                                             independent educational
                                                                             provision.
Employment Bill [HL]          HL 13, 49, 60; 117, 151; Cap 64      G      The Bill contains diverse           Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by clauses 8-13
                                                                          proposals to reform existing law    Bill
                                                                          covering industrial relations and
                                                                          employment protection, with a
                                                                          particular focus on vulnerable
                                                                          workers.
Energy Bill                   53, 79, 160; HL 52, 86, 95           G      The Bill contains the legislative   Covered by the   Largely covered by the Bill. Legislative   Covered by the Bill   Largely covered by the
                                                                                                                               Consent Motion debated and agreed to in
                                                                          provisions required to              Bill                                                                              Bill
                                                                                                                               Scottish Parliament 13.11.08 c12449
                                                                          implement UK energy policy
                                                                          following the publication of the
                                                                          Energy Review 2006 and the
                                                                          Energy White Paper 2007.

European Communities          2; HL 2; Cap 1                       G      This Bill seeks to give effect in   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
(Finance) Bill                                                            UK law to the decisions on the      Bill
                                                                          financing of the EU budget
                                                                          taken at the December 2005
                                                                          European Council meeting.

European Union (Amendment) 48; HL 40; Cap 7                        G      The Bill is intended to enable Covered by the        Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Bill                                                                      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.

Finance Bill                  89, 124; HL 74; Cap 9                G     The Bill encompasses all of the      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                                                                         changes to be made to tax law        Bill
                                                                         for the year.
Food Products (Marketing to   19                                   PMB 7 A Bill to make provision about       Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Children) Bill                                                           the advertising, marketing and       Bill
                                                                         promotion of food and drink
                                                                         products to children

Health and Social Care Bill   9, 52: HL 33, 62, 68; Cap 132        G      The Bill seeks to enforce           Covered by the   Some provisions extend to Scotland.        Covered by the Bill   Some provisions extend
                                                                                                                               Legislative Consent Motion debated and
                                                                          professional regulation and         Bill                                                                              to Northern Ireland
                                                                                                                               agreed to in Scottish Parliament 9.1.08
                                                                          create a new integrated                              c4842
                                                                          regulator, the Quality Care
                                                                          Commission, for adult and
                                                                          social care.
Housing and Regeneration Bill 8;, 54, 142; HL 47, 67, 77; Cap 17   G      The Bill gives effect to the        Covered by the   Some consequential matters may extend to   Covered by the Bill   Some consequential
                                                                                                                               Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion
                                                                          Government's proposals to           Bill                                                                              matters may extend to
                                                                                                                               debated and agreed to in Scottish
                                                                          create the Homes and                                 Parliament 19.3.08 c7104                                         Northern Ireland
                                                                          Communities Agency and the
                                                                          Office for Tenants and Social
                                                                          Landlords
Human Fertilisation and       HL 6, 25, 83; 70, 120; Cap 22        G      The purpose of the Bill is to       Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Embryology Bill [HL]                                                      amend the law relating to           Bill
                                                                          assisted reproduction treatment
                                                                          and embryo research.
Local Transport Bill [HL]     HL 1, 15; 67, 106; Cap 85            G       The Bill seeks to enable local       Covered by the   Clauses 1-6, 41, 46-52, 59, Covered by the Bill. The Clauses 109, 112-3, 115-
                                                                           authorities to improve the quality Bill               63, 65, 106, 109, 111-8     Bill also confers framwork 8 extend to Scotland
                                                                           of local bus services; to reform                      extend to Scotland          powers on the National
                                                                           the arrangements for local                                                        Assembly for Wales
                                                                           transport governance in the                                                       (s235 & sch 17)
                                                                           major conurbations; to reform
                                                                           the existing legislation relating to
                                                                           local road pricing schemes.



National Insurance            7, 137; HL 28, 78; Cap 16            G       The Bill introduces new        Covered by the         Covered by the Bill except cl Covered by the Bill                Covered by the Bill except
(Contributions) Bill                                                       regulation powers to enable    Bill except cl 2       2                             except cl 2                        cl 1,3,
                                                                           Ministers to implement changes
                                                                           in personal taxation announced
                                                                           in the March 2007 budget.

Pensions Bill                 25, 75, 174: HL 50, 79, 89; Cap 30   G       The Bill is the second part of the Covered by the     Covered by the Bill. Legislative Consent   Covered by the Bill   Covered by PI chapters 4
                                                                                                                                 Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish
                                                                           package of reforms to the UK       Bill                                                                                & 5, section 104-6, 109-
                                                                                                                                 Parliament 12.3.08 c6865
                                                                           pensions system set out in the                                                                                         11
                                                                           May 2006 pensions white paper.

Planning Bill                 11, 71, 171; HL 69, 94, 97: Cap 29   G       The Bill seeks to provide for a  Covered by the       Parts 1-8, 11 largely extend Covered by the Bill. The Not covered by the Bill
                                                                           single consent regime for a wide Bill except s178     to Scotland                  Bill also confers framwork
                                                                           rage of infrastructure projects                                                    powers on the National
                                                                           currently approved under                                                           Assembly for Wales
                                                                           separate pieces of legislation.                                                    (s202)

Planning and Energy Bill      17, 72, 149; HL 56, 75; Cap 21       PMB 1 The Bill seeks to enable local       Covered by the     Not covered by the Bill                    Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
                                                                         planning authorities to set          Bill
                                                                         requirements for energy
                                                                         generation and energy efficiency
                                                                         in local plans.
Private Equity (Transfer of   28                                   PMB 5 The Bill seeks to provide greater    Covered by the     Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered to the same
Undertakings and Protection                                              employment protection for            Bill                                                                                extent as it is covered by
of Employment) Bill                                                      employees who work in                                                                                                    the 2006 regulations
                                                                         businesses which are changing
                                                                         ownership by share transfer.

Regulatory Enforcement and    HL 7, 46; 103; Cap 13                G       The Bill provides for the           Covered by the    Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Sanctions Bill [HL]                                                        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.



Sale of Student Loans Bill    6, 13, 121: HL 24, 55: Cap 10        G       The Bill contains measures to  Covered by the         Not covered by the Bill                    Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
                                                                           enable a programme of sales of Bill
                                                                           the Government's Student
                                                                           Loans Portfolio.
Special Educational Needs   26; HL 59; Cap 11   PMB 2 The Bill seeks to amend the       Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
(Information) Bill                                    Education Act 1996 in relation to Bill
                                                      the provision and publication of
                                                      information about children who
                                                      have special educational needs
                                                      (SEN).
As at 24 Jan 2008      Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2006/2007
                       Bill/CAP No Type
Title                              of bill   Summary                           England          Scotland                                    Wales


Building Societies      23, 95; HL   PMB 7 This Bill seeks to loosen certain Covered by the     Covered by the Bill                         Covered by the Bill
(Funding) and Mutual 65, 93                restrictions on the operating      Bill
Societies (Transfers)                      conditions of mutual societies
Bill (formerly known as                    and to provide the opportunity
Financial Mutual                           for government to change the
Arrangements Bill)                         manner in which future rule
                                           changes are effected. The
                                           institutions most affected will be
                                           the building societies.

Child Maintenance      118, 156      G       The Bill focuses on two topics:   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                         Covered by the Bill
and Other Payments                           child support maintenance and     Bill
Bill                                         the provision of lump sum
                                             payments in connection with
                                             mesothelioma

Concessionary Bus                   G        The Bill
                       HL 13,33,88: 60,119; Cap 13 will guarantee free off-    Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill                     Covered by the Bill
Travel Bill [HL]                             peak travel for everyone aged     Bill
                                             60 and over and disabled
                                             people on all local buses
                                             anywhere in England from April
                                             2008
Consumers, Estate      HL 2; HL 25; G        The Bill seeks to establish a     Covered by the   Covered by the Bill (but not by ss31-33).   Covered by the Bill
                                                                                                Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP
Agents and Redress     HL 36; HL             new National Consumer             Bill             OR 17.1.07 c31173
Bill [HL]              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.
Corporate                 220, 236,    G      The Bill seeks to create a new Covered by the       Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Manslaughter and          2005-06: 5,         statutory offence of corporate   Bill
Corporate Homicide        70, 113,            manslaughter which will replace
Bill [carried over from   133;, 145,          the common law offence of
2005-06]                  148 2006-07;        manslaughter by gross
                          HL 19, HL           negligence as far as
                          28, 40, 72,         corporations are concerned. In
                          76, 87, 94,         Scotland the new offence will be
                          98 2006-07;         called corporate homicide.
                          Cap 19

Criminal Justice and      130          G      The Bill is very wide ranging and Covered by the    Not generally covered by      Covered by the Bill
Immigration Bill                              covers a number of areas such Bill                  the Bill except in respect of
                                              as youth justice, sentencing,                       certain reserved matters
                                              release and recalls of prisoners,
                                              crime.

Digital Switchover        3; HL 35, 57; G     The Bill seeks to facilitate the   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
(Disclosure of            Cap 8               identification of households       Bill
Information) Bill                             qualifying for financial and
                                              practical support during the
                                              phasing out of analogue
                                              television broadcasting signals
                                              in favour of digital signals.

Disabled Children         20           PMB4   The Bill makes provision for      Covered by the    Not covered by the Bill      Covered by the Bill
(Family Support) Bill                         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.

Energy Saving             18           PMB 2 The Bill makes provision to     Covered by the       Covered by the Bill, subject Covered by the Bill,
(Daylight) Bill                              advance time in England by one Bill                  to cl 9(2)                   subject to cl 9(2)
                                             hour throughout the year for an
                                             experimental period of 3 years
Finance Bill           86, 120; HL   G     The Bill grants certain duties,   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                       Covered by the Bill
                       85; Cap 11          alters other duties, amends the Bill
                                           law relating to the National Debt
                                           and the Public Revenue and
                                           make further provision in
                                           connection with finance.

Forced Marriage (Civil HL 3, 70, 79; PMB   The aim of the Bill is to provide Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill                   Covered by the Bill
Protection) Bill [HL]  129; Cap 20         civil remedies for those faced    Bill
                                           with forced marriage and victims
                                           of forced marriage.

Fraud (Trials without a 6: HL 31     G     The Bill is intended to enable   Covered by the    Not covered by the Bill                   Covered by the Bill
Jury) Bill                                 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



Further Education and HL 6, 30, 44; G      The Bill implements proposals in Covered by the    Covered by ss11 & 12. ss 24 & 25 and      Covered by the Bill. The
                                                                                              sch 1 & 2 amend enactments extending to
Training Bill [HL]    75, 125; Cap         'Further education: raising      Bill              Scotland. Legislative Consent Motion
                                                                                                                                        Bill gives measure-
                      25                   skills, improving life chances',                   agreed to SP OR 17.1.07 c31176            making powers to the
                                           Cm 6768. Makes provision for                                                                 National Assembly for
                                           the Learning and Skills Council                                                              Wales in the field of
                                           for England; further education                                                               education and training.
                                           institutions and industrial
                                           training levies.
Greater London         11; HL 46,     G      The Bill is designed to give       Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill (but
Authority Bill         71, 84: Cap           effect to the Government's         Bill                                       provisions in practice
                       24                    policy statement of 13.7.06 in                                                apply only to England)
                                             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.

House of Commons       22             PMB6   The Bill seeks to provide for the
(Participation) Bill                         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
Income Tax Bill        14, 48: HL     G      This Bill is produced by the Tax Covered by the     Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill
                       52; Cap 3             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.
International Tribunals HL 60; 110;   G      This Bill amends the             Covered by the     Not covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
(Sierra Leone) Bill     Cap 7                International Criminal Court Act Bill
[HL]                                         2001 so that a sentence
                                             enforcement agreement may be
                                             agreed with the Special Court
                                             and implemented.
Investment             4; HL 17;      G      This Bill gives the Financial     Covered by the     Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill
Exchanges and          Cap 55                Services Authority , the chief    Bill
Clearing Houses 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.

Justice and Security 10, 100; HL      G      The Bill contains measures             Covered by ss 14- Covered by ss 14-20, 44-9; Covered by ss 14-20, 44-
(Northern Ireland) Bill 42, 64, 69;          designed to re-introduce a             20, 44-9; sch. 5 & sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7)    9; sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7)
                        Cap 6                presumption in favour of jury          6, 9(6) & (7)
                                             trial for offences triable
                                             on indictment, subject to a fall-
                                             back 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.

Land Use (Gardens      19             PMB3   The Bill would make provision     Covered by the     Not covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill
Protection etc) Bill                         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.

Legal Services Bill    HL 9, 50;      G      The Bill would establish a new    Covered by the     Cl 186-7 & sch. 20 extend to Covered by the Bill
[HL]                   108, 135;             framework for the regulation of   Bill               Scotland
                       Cap 29                legal services in England and
                                             Wales.
Local Government      16, 77, 167; G      The Bill seeks to enact many of Covered by the       Not generally covered by     Covered by the Bill. The
and Public            HL 74, 101;         the provisions of the local     Bill                 the Bill                     Bill gives measure-
Involvement in Health Cap 28              government white paper -                                                          making powers to the
Bill                                      Strong and prosperous                                                             National Assembly for
                                          communities (Cm 6939) - for the                                                   Wales in the field of local
                                          reform of the local government                                                    government.
                                          system in England and current
                                          arrangements for patient and
                                          public involvement in the
                                          provision of health and social
                                          care services.

Mental Health Bill [HL] HL 1, 34, 45, G   The Bill will amend the Mental  Covered by the       Not generally covered by     Covered by the Bill
                        83; 76, 107,      Health Act 2003 and make        Bill                 the Bill
                        139; Cap 12       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.

Northern Ireland (St   7; HL 8; Cap G     The Bill makes provision for       Covered by the Covered by the Bill (but not Covered by the Bill (but
Andrews Agreement)     53                 preparations for the restoration   Bill (but not by cl by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) not by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8
Bill                                      of devolved government in          20 & 21 & sch 8                                & 9)
                                          Northern Ireland in accordance     & 9)
                                          with the St Andrews Agreement.

Northern Ireland (St   84; Cap 4     G    This Bill is designed to extend   Covered by the     Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Andrews Agreement)                        the deadline for the restoration Bill
(No 2) Bill                               of devolution in Northern Ireland
                                          set out in the Northern Ireland
                                          (sty Andrews Agreement) Act
                                          2006.
Offender Management 9, 50, 147;   G   This Bill would allow for       Covered by the   Not generally covered by   Covered by the Bill
Bill                HL 47; Cap        probation boards to be replaced Bill             the Bill
                    21                with
                                      trusts, with the Secretary of
                                      State commissioning
                                      services from a range of
                                      providers, including in the
                                      private and voluntary sector.
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      Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2005/2006
                      Bill/CAP No Type
Title                             of bill   Summary                              England          Scotland                                    Wales
Animal Welfare Bill   58; HL88;   G         The main purpose of the Bill is      Covered by the   Not generally covered by the Bill except    Covered by the Bill
                                                                                                  for clauses relating to application and
                      CAP 45                to bring together and update         Bill             enforcement of disqualification orders in
                                            legislation that exists to promote                    Scotland. Legislative consent motion
                                            the welfare of vertebrate                             (Sewel motion) agreed. SP OR 15.12.05
                                            animals other than those in the                       c21959

                                            wild.
Armed Forces Bill     94; HL113;   G        The main purpose of the Bill is      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                         Covered by the Bill
                      CAP 52                to replace all three Service         Bill
                                            Discipline Acts with a single,
                                            harmonised system of service
                                            law.
Armed Forces           16; dropped PMB3     The Bill would make it unlawful      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill                         Covered by the Bill
(Parliamentary                              for UK armed forces to               Bill
Approval for                                participate in armed conflict
Participation in Armed                      without the approval of both
Conflict) Bill                              Houses of Parliament.

Charities Bill [HL]   HL1; 83;     G        The Bill implements many of the Covered by the        Not generally covered by                    Covered by the Bill
                      CAP 50                measures outlined in Charities     Bill               Bill
                                            and Not-for-Profits: a modern
                                            legal framework , published by the
                                            Home Office in July 2003

Childcare Bill        80; HL85;    G        The Bill assists in the              Covered by the   Not covered by Bill                         Parts 2 and 4 apply to
                      CAP 21                implementation of the aims set       Bill                                                         Wales
                                            out in the Government's ten
                                            year strategy for childcare

Children and Adoption HL10; 96;    G        The Bill provides courts with  Covered by the         Not covered by Bill                         Covered by the Bill
Bill [HL]             CAP 20                powers to promote and enforce Bill
                                            contact orders made under the
                                            Children Act 1989; it also
                                            provides a statutory framework
                                            for the suspension of inter-
                                            country adoptions.
Civil Aviation Bill   12; HL21;     G      The Bill contains various        Covered by the    Covered by the Bill except for clause 5.   Covered by the Bill
                                                                                              Legislative consent motion (Sewel
                      CAP 34               measures intended to develop Bill                  motion) agreed . SP OR 6.10.05 c19906-
                                           sustainable aviation and protect                   7
                                           passenger interests.

Climate Change and    17; HL 106;   PMB4   The main purposes of the Bill   Covered by the     Covered by the Bill                        Covered by the Bill
Sustainable Energy    CAP 19               are to assist in 1) measures to Bill
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.

Commissioner for     HL 6; 132;     G      The Bill establishes a        Covered by Bill      Not covered by Bill                        Covered by the Bill
Older People (Wales) CAP 30                Commissioner for Older People although, in
Bill [HL]                                  in Wales.                     practice, its
                                                                         provisions apply
                                                                         primarily to
                                                                         Wales
Commons Bill [HL]     HL11; 115;    G      The Bill aims to encourage    Covered by the       Not covered by Bill                        Covered by the Bill
                      CAP 26               sustainable agricultural      Bill
                                           management of common land.

Companies Bill [HL]   HL34; 190;    G      The Bill implements many of the Covered by the     Covered by the Bill. Legislative consent   Covered by the Bill
                                                                                              motion (Sewel motion) agreed to. SP OR
                      CAP 46               recommendations of the            Bill             16.3.06 c24180
                                           Company Law Review which
                                           sought to modernise company
                                           law in order to provide a simple,
                                           efficient and cost-effective
                                           framework for British business.

Compensation Bill     HL 35; 155;   G      The Bill contains provisions in   Covered by the   Cl 3 on mesothelioma extends to            Covered by the Bill
                                                                                              Scotland. Legislative consent motion
[HL]                  CAP 29               relation to the law on negligence Bill             (Sewel motion) agreed to. SP OR
                                           and the regulation of claims                       29.6.06 c27139
                                           management services
Consumer Credit Bill   2; HL18;      G   The Bill amends the Consumer        Covered by the    Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                       CAP 14            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.




Corporate              220; carry    G   The Bill makes provision for a       Covered by the   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Manslaughter an        over motion       new offence of corporate             Bill
Corporate Homicide     10.10.06          manslaughter to apply to
Bill                                     companies and other
                                         incorporated bodies,
                                         government departments and
                                         similar bodies, and police
                                         forces.
Council Tax (New       57; HL51;     G   The Bill removes the                 Covered by the   Not covered by Bill   The Bill does not affect
Valuation Lists for    CAP 7             requirement for there to be a        Bill                                   the provisions for the
England) Bill                            revaluation for council tax                                                 revaluation of domestic
                                         purposes in England 2007 and                                                properties in Wales for
                                         at ten yearly intervals thereafter                                          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                             Bill type Summary                            England       Scotland                     Wales                 Northern Ireland
Charities Bill [HL] HL 15         Govt      The Bill implements many of the Covered by the   Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
                    dissolution             measures outlined in Charities     Bill
                                            and Not-for-Profits: a Modern
                                            Legal Framework , published by the
                                            Home Office in July 2003.

Child Benefit Bill 13; HL23;      Govt     The Bill extends child benefit  Covered by the    Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                   CAP 6                   entitlement to young people who Bill              motion not required.
                                           are on specified unwaged
                                           vocational training courses as
                                           well as those in full-time non-
                                           advanced education.

Clean           11; HL31;         Govt     The Bill extends the objectives Covered by the    Not covered by the Bill      Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
Neighbourhoods CAP 16                      of Crime and Disorder              Bill
and Environment                            Reduction Partnerships to
Bill                                       include local environmental
                                           crime. It also gives local
                                           authorities and others more
                                           powers to tackle local
                                           environmental quality and anti-
                                           social behaviour including litter,
                                           fly-posting, abandoned vehicles,
                                           waste (including fly-tipping),
                                           noise nuisance and dog
                                           byelaws.

Commissioners 3; HL21; CAP Govt            The Bill establishes a new    Covered by the      Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill   Covered by Bill although
for Revenue and 11                         government department, Her    Bill                certain clauses apply only to                      certain clauses apply only to
Customs Bill                               Majesty's Revenue and                             England and Wales.                                 England and Wales.
                                           Customs (HMRC) and puts the
                                           prosecutions office - the
                                           Revenue and Customs
                                           Prosecutions Office (RCPO) on
                                           a statutory footing.
Constitutional     HL1; 18; CAP Govt    The Bill will make provision for     Covered by the     Covered by the Bill although    Covered by the Bill.          Covered by the Bill. Part 5
Reform [HL] Bill   4                    modifying the office of Lord         Bill. Provisions   certain provisions extend to    Provisions relating to the    (judicial discipline: NI)
[Carried over]                          Chancellor and make changes          relating to the    England and Wales only;         President of the Courts of    extends to Northern Ireland
                                        to the way in which some of the      President of the   and to Northern Ireland only.   England and Wales and the     only.
                                        functions vested in that office      Courts of          Sewel motion agreed.            Heads and Deputy Heads of
                                        are handled. The Bill will also      England and                                        Criminal and Family Justice
                                        create the Supreme Court of the      Wales and the                                      extend to England and
                                        United Kingdom, create the           Heads and                                          Wales only.
                                        Judicial Appointments                Deputy Heads of
                                        Commission and remove the            Criminal and
                                        right of the Lord President of the   Family Justice
                                        Council to sit judicially.           extend to
                                                                             England and
                                                                             Wales only.


Consumer Credit 16; HL36         Govt   The Bill amends the Consumer        Covered by the      Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill.
Bill            dissolution             Credit Act 1974 in relation to the  Bill                                                                              Responsibility for consumer
                                        regulation of consumer credit and                                                                                     credit regulation is
                                        consumer hire agreements, the                                                                                         transferred to Northern
                                        licensing of consumer credit                                                                                          Ireland under the devolved
                                        businesses and the enhancement of                                                                                     settlement. However, as the
                                        consumer rights and redress against                                                                                   NI Assembly is currently
                                        unfair lending practices.                                                                                             suspended, Ministers have
                                                                                                                                                              agreed that the Bill should
                                                                                                                                                              extend to NI.

Criminal Defence 14 dissolution Govt    The Bill changes the              Covered by the        Not covered by the Bill         Covered by the Bill           Not covered by the Bill
Service Bill                            arrangements for the grant of     Bill
                                        public funding for representation
                                        in criminal proceedings in
                                        England and Wales.

Criminal Law       20; dropped   PMB1   The Bill seeks to amend the law Covered by the          Not covered by Bill             Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill
(Amendment)                             concerning use of force 'in     Bill
(Householder                            defence of persons or property'
Protection) Bill                        against trespassers.
Disability          HL6; 71; CAP Govt   The Bill strengthens and            Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. Equal    Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
Discrimination Bill 13                  broadens the Disability             Bill             opportunities is a reserved
[HL]                                    Discrimination Act , implementing a                  area but provision for public
                                        number of recommendations of the                     authorities to promote
                                        Disability Rights Task Force.                        equality of opportunity falls
                                                                                             partly within the competence
                                                                                             of the Scottish Parliament.
                                                                                             Sewel motion agreed.



Drugs Bill           17; HL32;   Govt   The Bill contains a package of  Covered by the       Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill    Not covered by Bill
                     CAP 17             anti-drugs measures that        Bill
                                        include expanding police powers
                                        and cracking down on dealers.

Drugs           21; dropped      PMB2   The Bill makes provision for    Covered by the       Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill    Not covered by Bill
(Sentencing and                         sentencing persons found guilty Bill
Commission of                           of supplying class A drugs; and
Enquiry) Bill                           to establish a commission of
                                        inquiry into the effects of
                                        classification of cannabis.

Education Bill       HL10; 77;   Govt   The Bill makes provision for any Covered by the      Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill.   Not covered by Bill
[HL]                 CAP 18             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.

Electoral            HL28; 64;   Govt   The aim of the Bill is to make      Not covered by   Not covered by Bill          Not covered by Bill    Covered by the Bill
Registration         CAP 1              provision for the registration of   Bill
(Northern                               electors in Northern Ireland in
Ireland) Bill [HL]                      cases where required
                                        information is not provided.
Equality Bill     72;            Govt   The Bill establishes the          Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
                  dissolution           Commission for Equality and       Bill             motion to be debated
                                        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

European Union    45;            Govt   The Bill makes provision for a    Covered by the   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Bill              dissolution           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.

Finance Bill      92;           Govt    The Bill grants certain duties,  Covered by the    Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                  withdrawn;            alters other duties, and amends Bill
                  replaced by           the law relating to the National
                  Finance (No.          Debt and the Public Revenue,
                  2) Bill - CAP         and makes further provisions in
                  7                     connection with finance.

Gambling Bill     2; HL 19;      Govt   The Bill gives effect to the      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill with the Covered by the Bill   Not generally covered by Bill
[Carried over]    CAP 19                Government's proposals for        Bill             exception of clauses relating                      but clauses relating to chain
                                        reform of the law on gambling. It                  to the legal assistance                            gift schemes and foreign
                                        contains a new regulatory                          scheme, door supervision                           betting apply to Northern
                                        system to govern the provision                     and prosecution by licensing                       Ireland.
                                        of all gambling in Great Britain,                  authority. Certain other
                                        other than the National Lottery                    clauses differ in their
                                        and spread betting.                                application to Scotland.
                                                                                           Sewel motion agreed.

Health and         22; dropped   PMB3   The main purpose of the Bill is Covered by the     Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Safety (Directors'                      to impose an obligation upon all Bill
Duties) Bill                            company directors to ensure
                                        that their company is complying
                                        with health and safety law.
Identity Cards Bill 8; HL30;      Govt   The Bill sets out the legal     Covered by the      Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                    dissolution          framework to enable identity    Bill
                                         cards to be introduced
                                         throughout the UK and to create
                                         a National Identity Register.

Inquiries Bill [HL] HL7, 70; CAP Govt    The Bill is intended to provide a Covered by the    Covered by the Bill. Sewel    Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
                    12                   comprehensive statutory           Bill              motion agreed.
                                         framework for inquiries set up by
                                         ministers to look into matters of
                                         public concern.

International      HL2; 69; CAP Govt     This is a small technical Bill     Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. Sewel    Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Organisations Bill 20                    which will enable the UK to fulfil Bill             Motion agreed
[HL]                                     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.



Management of      HL16;          Govt   The Bill provides for the further Covered by the    Not generally covered by      Covered by the Bill   Not generally covered by
Offenders and      dissolution           development of the National       Bill              the Bill but part 3                                 the Bill but part 3
Sentencing Bill                          Offender Management Scheme                          (Ombudsman) applies to                              (Ombudsman) applies to
[HL]                                     (NOMS); establishes an                              Scotland in respect of                              Northern Ireland in respect
                                         Ombudsman for Offender                              complaints about certain                            of complaints about certain
                                         Management & Prisons;                               matters mentioned in                                matters mentioned in
                                         includes measures to increase                       schedule 2 and certain                              schedule 2, and certain
                                         parity between private and                          requests under clause 21                            requests under clause 21
                                         public sector prisons; introduces                   (investigations required by                         (investigations required by
                                         a number of sentencing reforms;                     Sec of State).                                      Sec of State), and also to NI
                                         extends the use of new                                                                                  in respect of certain deaths
                                         technology in managing                                                                                  falling within Schedule 3.
                                         offenders.



Mental Capacity 1; HL13; CAP Govt        The Bill clarifies a number of    Covered by the    Not covered by the Bill.      Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
Bill [Carried over] 9                    legal uncertainties and reforms   Bill              Similar legislation has
                                         and updates the current law                         already been in Scotland in
                                         where decisions need to be                          the form of the Adults with
                                         made on behalf of others.                           Incapacity (Scotland) Act
                                                                                             2000.
Mobile          25                PMB6    The Bill amends the Mobile           Covered by the      Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Telephones (Re-                           Telephones (Re-Programming)          Bill
Programming)                              Act 2002 so as to widen the
Bill                                      categories of persons involved
                                          in changing the electronic
                                          identifiers of mobile
                                          communications devices who
                                          commit an offence under that
                                          Act


National Lottery    7; dissolution Govt   The Bill establishes a single      Covered by the        Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Bill                                      distributor (the Big Lottery Fund) Bill                  motion agreed.
                                          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.




Prevention of       61; HL 34;    Govt     The purpose of the Bill is to     Covered by the        Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Terrorism Bill      CAP 2                 provide for the making of control Bill
                                          orders imposing obligations on
                                          individuals involved in terrorism-
                                          related activity


Public Services     HL3; 76; CAP Govt     The Bill's prime function is to      Covered by the      Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Ombudsman           10                    establish the office of the Public   Bill although, in
(Wales) Bill [HL]                         Services Ombudsman for Wales         practice, its
                                          to replace the three existing        provisions apply
                                          Welsh ombudsmen.                     primarily to
                                                                               Wales
Railways Bill      6; HL 22;      Govt   The Bill winds up the Strategic Covered by the       Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill        Not covered by the Bill
                   CAP 14                Rail Authority, passing some of Bill                 motion agreed.
                                         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 decision-
                                         making.

Road Safety Bill   10; HL39;      Govt   The Bill makes provision for a      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill        Not generally covered by
                   dissolution           range of road safety matters        Bill             some parts (e.g. motorway                               the Bill but provisions
                                         including drink driving and                          rest areas and London                                   relating to registration of
                                         speeding as well as penalties                        private hire vehicles) extend                           number plate suppliers and
                                         and their enforcement.                               only to England and Wales.                              disclosure to foreign
                                                                                                                                                      authorities of licensing and
                                                                                                                                                      registration information, do
                                                                                                                                                      extend to Northern Ireland.




School Transport 4; HL14;         Govt   The Bill's main purpose is to       Covered by the   Not covered by the Bill      Covered by the Bill. The   Not covered by the Bill
Bill [Carried over] dissolution          enable LEAs in England and          Bill                                          NAW has the function of
                                         Wales to run school travel                                                        approving school travel
                                         schemes which are tailored to                                                     schemes made by LEAs in
                                         the needs of their area.                                                          Wales.


Serious         5; HL24; CAP Govt        The Bill establishes the Serious    Covered by the   Certain provisions including Covered by the Bill        Certain provisions including
Organised Crime 15                       Organised Crime Agency and          Bill             SOCA, witness protection                                SOCA, witness protection
and Police Bill                          strengthens the powers of the                        and amendments to the                                   and amendments to the
                                         police and others to fight crime.                    Protection of Crime Act                                 Protection of Crime Act
                                         The Bill introduces new                              extend to Scotland. Sewel                               extend to Northern Ireland.
                                         measures to deal with                                motion agreed.
                                         harassment by animal rights
                                         extremists.
Sexual Offences 26; dropped       PMB7   The Bill makes provision to allow   Covered by the   Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill        Not covered by Bill
Act 2003                                 the police to enter convicted       Bill
(Amendment) Bill                         offenders house to conduct risk
                                         assessments and verify police
                                         held data.
Smoking in       23; dropped    PMB4   The Bill seeks to give the Welsh Not covered by          Not covered by Bill       Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Public Places                          Assembly the power to ban        Bill
(Wales) Bill                           smoking in enclosed public
                                       places.
Stamp Duty        24; dropped   PMB5   The Bill makes provision for a       Not stated          Not stated                Not stated            Not stated
(Lower Rate for                        lower rate of stamp duty land tax
Energy Efficiency                      to be charged on residential
Measures) Bill                         properties where energy
                                       efficiency measures are
                                       undertaken by, or on behalf of,
                                       the purchaser.
Transport        15;            Govt   The Bill is intended to enhance      Covered by the      Not covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by the Bill
(Wales) Bill     dissolution           the powers of the NAW in             Bill although, in
                                       relation to transport to enable it   practice, its
                                       to implement a safe, integrated,     provisions apply
                                       sustainable, efficient and           primarily to
                                       economic transport system for        Wales.
                                       Wales. It places on the
                                       Assembly a general transport
                                       duty and a requirement to
                                       produce a Welsh transport
                                       strategy.




                 * 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   Bill
Title                     type   Summary                            England         Scotland              Wales                 Northern Ireland
Age-Related 92; HL85;     Govt   The Bill provides for payments Covered by the      Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Payments Bill CAP10              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.

Armed       10; HL70      Govt   The Bill gives the Secretary of   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Forces      CAP 32               State the power to make a new     Bill
(Pensions                        occupational pension scheme
and                              for members of the Armed
Compensatio                      Forces and to establish a new
n) Bill                          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.
Asylum and 5; HL36;   Govt   The Bill includes provisions     Covered by the   Covered by the Bill.         Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Immigration CAP19            which unify the immigration and Bill              Sewel motion agreed.
(Treatment of                asylum appeals system into a
Claimants,                   single tier of appeal with
etc) Bill                    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.

Cardiac Risk 19       PMB5   The Bill would require          The Bill was      The Bill was unclear about   The Bill was unclear about   The Bill was unclear about
in the Young                 cardiac screening for people    unclear about     extent, but as health        extent, but as health        extent, but as health
(Screening)                  under 35 years old.             extent, but as    matters are generally        matters are generally        matters are generally
Bill                                                         health matters    devolved would presumably    devolved would presumably    devolved would presumably
Withdrawn                                                    are generally     be England or England and    be England or England and    be England or England and
                                                             devolved would    Wales only                   Wales only                   Wales only
                                                             presumably be
                                                             England or
                                                             England and
                                                             Wales only
Carers        16; HL 72;   PMB2   The Bill seeks to build upon    Covered by the       Not covered by Bill. The Covered by the Bill              Not covered by Bill
(Equal        CAP15               existing legislation by         Bill                 NAW will issue separate
Opportunities                     making it a duty for local                           commencement orders and
) Bill                            authorities to inform carers of                      guidance.
                                  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.




Child Trust   1; HL25; CAP Govt   The Bill provides for the         Covered by the     Covered by the Bill            Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill. This
Funds Bill    6                   introduction of Child Trust Funds Bill                                                                         will be an excepted matter
                                  as announced in the 2003                                                                                       under the Northern Ireland
                                  Budget.                                                                                                        Act 1998.

Children [HL] HL35; 144    Govt   The Bill provides for the           Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. This is   Covered by the Bill.       Covered by the Bill. This is
Bill          CAP 31              establishment of a new              Bill             principally an England and     Additional functions       principally an England and
                                  Children's Commissioner to                           Wales Bill but the new         previously exercised in    Wales Bill but the new
                                  ensure a voice for children and                      Commissioner will have         England and Wales          Commissioner will have
                                  young people at national level                       powers to undertake            together are devolved to   powers to undertake
                                  and gives effect to the principal                    inquiries throughout the UK    Wales.                     inquiries throughout the UK
                                  legislative proposals contained
                                  in the Green Paper Every Child
                                  matters: Next steps
Christmas     20; HL89    PMB6   The Bill prohibits the opening of Covered by the    Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Day (Trading) CAP 26             large shops on Christmas Day Bill
Bill                             and restricts the loading or
                                 unloading of goods at such
                                 shops on Christmas Day.


Civil        14: HL77     Govt   The Bill provides a new            Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Contingencie CAP 36              legislative basis for handling     Bill             motion agreed.
s 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.



Civil         HL53; 132   Govt   The Bill would, subject to certain Covered by the   Covered by the Bill.         Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill.
Partnership   CAP 33             conditions, enable same-sex        Bill             Separate provision for                             Separate provision for
[HL] Bill                        couples to obtain legal                             Scotland is made in the Bill                       Northern Ireland is made in
                                 recognition of their relationship                   and a Sewel motion has                             the Bill following decisions
                                 by forming a civil partnership                      been agreed.                                       by NIO Ministers to
                                 which they may do by                                                                                   establish a civil partnership
                                 registering as civil partners of                                                                       registration scheme in NI.
                                 each other.
Companies HL8; 142      Govt   The Bill strengthens the auditing Covered by the          Covered by the Bill. Sewel    Covered by the Bill           Not generally covered by
(Audit,        CAP 27          regime and creates "Community Bill                        motion agreed.                                              Bill but some provisions
Investigations                 Interest Companies".                                                                                                  which amend existing
and                                                                                                                                                  legislation have the same
Community                                                                                                                                            territorial application as the
Enterprise)                                                                                                                                          legislation they are
[HL] Bill                                                                                                                                            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     Govt   The Bill will make provision for     Covered by the       Covered by the Bill.          Covered by the Bill.          Covered by the Bill.
Reform [HL]                    modifying the office of Lord         Bill. Provisions     Provisions relating to the    Provisions relating to the    Provisions relating to the
Bill [Carried                  Chancellor and make changes          relating to the      independence of the           independence of the           independence of the
over]                          to the way in which some of the      independence of      judiciary, judicial           judiciary, judicial           judiciary, judicial
                               functions vested in that office      the judiciary,       appointments and certain of   appointments and certain of   appointments and certain of
                               are handled. This Bill will also     judicial             the Lord Chancellor's         the Lord Chancellor's         the Lord Chancellor's
                               create the Supreme Court of the      appointments         functions relate to England   functions relate to England   functions relate to England
                               United Kingdom, create the           and certain of the   and Wales only.               and Wales only.               and Wales only.
                               Judicial Appointments                Lord Chancellor's
                               Commission and remove the            functions relate
                               right of the Lord President of the   to England and
                               Council to sit judicially.           Wales only.
Domestic       HL6; 83; CAP Govt   The Bill is intended to introduce Covered by the   Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Not generally covered by
Violence,      28                  reform to the civil and criminal  Bill                                                                Bill but some provisions
Crime and                          law in these areas by                                                                                 relating grants to victims,
Victims [HL]                       criminalising the breach of non-                                                                      trial by jury and making
Bill                               molestation orders under the                                                                          common assault an
                                   Family Law Act 1996; by                                                                               arrestable offence do
                                   extending the availability of                                                                         extend to Northern Ireland.
                                   restraining orders under the
                                   Protection from Harassment Act
                                   1997; and by making common
                                   assault an arrestable offence.



Employment 7; HL54 CAP Govt        The Bill amends the law in a    Covered by the     Covered by the Bill.      Covered by the Bill      Not covered by Bill but there
Relations Bill 24                  number of areas including trade Bill               Changes to enforcement of                          is provision for equivalent
                                   union recognitions, industrial                     the agricultural minimum                           changes to be made in NI
                                   action and minimum wage                            wage do not extend to                              by Order in Council.
                                   enforcement.                                       Scotland.                                          Changes to national
                                                                                                                                         minimum wage legislation
                                                                                                                                         will also apply to NI.

Energy [HL]    HL2; 93;    Govt    The Bill covers three main        Covered by the   Covered by the Bill (most of Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill except
Bill           CAP20               areas: the civil nuclear industry Bill             the Bill's contents relate to                      provisions relating to Civil
                                   (through the establishment of                      reserved matters). On 4                            Nuclear Constabulary, with
                                   the Nuclear Decommissioning                        February 2004, the Scottish                        some minor exceptions; all
                                   Authority); renewable energy                       Parliament agreed that a                           amendments to the
                                   sources (implementing                              number of provisions should                        Electricity Act 1989 in part 2
                                   commitments made in the                            cover functions devolved in                        (sustainability and
                                   Government's White Paper "Our                      Scotland including, for                            renewable energy sources);
                                   energy future: creating a low                      example, the jurisdiction of                       section 82 (micro-
                                   carbon economy"; and energy                        the new Civil Nuclear                              generation strategy);
                                   markets and regulation (creating                   Constabulary. The NDA will                         sections 90 and 91
                                   a single wholesale electricity                     have functions which relate                        (licences for offshore
                                   market for Britain).                               to both reserved and                               transmission) and 100
                                                                                      devolved matters and so will                       (further provision relating to
                                                                                      have the status of, and be                         public rights of navigation);
                                                                                      similar to, a cross-border                         Part 3 (Energy regulation),
European       (160)3; HL14; Govt   The Bill provides for piloting of   Covered by the Not covered by Bill                                         Not covered by Bill
Parliament     CAP2                 innovative voting methods in the    Bill. Schedule 1 -
and Local                           2004 European and local             relating to the
Elections                           elections                           timing of by-
(Pilots) Bill                                                           elections, etc
[Carried over]                                                          applies differently
                                                                        in E, W & S.
Finance Bill    89; HL102;   Govt   A Bill to grant certain duties, to Covered by the    Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
                CAP12               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.

Fire and        38; HL44;    Govt   The Bill would update the           Covered by the   Not generally covered by    Covered by the Bill. The Bill Not covered by Bill
Rescue          CAP21               statutory basis of the fire         Bill             Bill but some provisions,   devolves responsibility for
Services Bill                       service. It would broaden the                        e.g. regarding pensions, do the service to Wales.
                                    duties placed on the service to                      apply.
                                    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.

Gambling Bill 163            Govt   The Bill gives effect to the      Covered by the     Covered by the Bill with the Covered by the Bill          Not generally covered by
[Carried over]                      Government's proposals for        Bill               exception of clauses                                      the Bill but clauses 40
                                    reform of the law on gambling. It                    relating to the legal                                     (chain gift schemes) and
                                    contains a new regulatory                            assistance scheme, door                                   319 (foreign betting) apply
                                    system to govern the provision                       supervision and prosecution                               to Northern Ireland.
                                    of all gambling in Great Britain,                    by licensing authority.
                                    other than the National Lottery                      Certain other clauses differ
                                    and spread betting.                                  in their application to
                                                                                         Scotland.
Gangmasters 17; HL74;        PMB3   The Bill would provide a            Covered by the   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
(Licensing) CAP11                   statutory definition of a           Bill
Bill                                gangmaster and introduce
                                    compulsory registration of
                                    gangmasters throughout the
                                    UK.
Gender         HL4; 56;    Govt    The Bill provides transsexual      Covered by the    Covered by the Bill with     Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill with
Recognition    CAP7                people with legal recognition in   Bill              minor differences in                                minor differences in
[HL] Bill                          their acquired gender following                      application. Sewel motion                           application
                                   the issue of a full gender                           agreed.
                                   recognition certificate by a
                                   Gender Recognition Panel.

Health         HL3; 99; CAP Govt   The Bill establishes the Health Covered by the       Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill
Protection     17                  Protection Agency as a UK-wide Bill                  motion agreed.
Agency [HL]                        non-departmental public body.
Bill                               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).



Higher         33; HL56;   Govt     This Bill is intended to assist in Covered by the   Not generally covered by      Covered by the Bill   Not generally covered by
Education Bill CAP8                the implementation of a number Bill                  Bill except for provisions in                       Bill except for provisions in
                                   of policies set out in the White                     part 1 creating the Arts and                        part 1 creating the Arts and
                                   Paper 'The future of higher                          Humanities Research Board                           Humanities Research
                                   education'. The Bill also                            and on the sharing of                               Board, on the sharing of
                                   contains provisions relating to                      information held by the                             information held by the
                                   two other areas: the provision of                    student support authority.                          student support authority
                                   new powers to share information                      Sewel motion agreed.                                and on the effect of
                                   relating to student support, and                                                                         bankruptcy.
                                   the devolution of the tuition fee
                                   regime and student support in
                                   relation to Wales to the National
                                   Assembly for Wales.



Highways       30; HL75    PMB16 The Bill provides that the         Covered by the      Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill    Not covered by Bill
(Obstruction   CAP 29            officers of a corporation, which Bill
by Body                          is wilfully obstructing a highway,
Corporate)                       can be pursued in the courts.
Bill
Horserace      8; HL22; CAP Govt   The Bill concerns the abolition of Covered by the   Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill.
Betting and    25                  the Horserace Totalisator Board Bill                                                                           Northern Ireland is covered
Olympic                            ('The Tote') and the sale of its                                                                               by the provisions relating to
Lottery Bill                       assets and the abolition of the                                                                                the National Lottery, but not
                                   Horserace Betting Levy Board.                                                                                  those relating to
                                   The Bill also enables Olympic                                                                                  horseracing.
                                   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.



Housing Bill   11; HL71    Govt    The Bill replaces the existing    Covered by the    Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill. The Bill Not covered by Bill
               CAP 34              housing fitness standard with     Bill                                            has a specific provision for
                                   the Housing Health and Safety                                                     a Social Housing
                                   Rating System; introduces two                                                     Ombudsman that applies
                                   new licensing regimes for                                                         only to Wales.
                                   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.



Human          9; HL94 CAP Govt    The purpose of the Human          Covered by the    Not covered by Bill.          Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Tissue Bill    30                  Tissue Bill is to provide a       Bill              However, the provision
                                   consistent legislative framework                    relating to non-consensual
                                   for issues relating to whole body                   DNA-analysis will apply
                                   donation and the taking, storage                    throughout the UK. The
                                   and use of human organs and                         clause on powers to de-
                                   tissue.                                             accession human remains
                                                                                       will apply to the UK as a
                                                                                       matter of law but will only
                                                                                       have effect for named
                                                                                       institutions in England.
Hunting Bill    150; HL112   Govt   The Bill prohibits all hunting of Covered by the         Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill          Not covered by Bill
                CAP 37              wild mammals with dogs, except Bill
                                    where it is carried out in
                                    accordance with the conditions
                                    of an exemption, and all hare
                                    coursing events.

Justice         HL9; 55;     Govt   The Bill continues the process of   Not covered by       Not covered by Bill but it   Not covered by Bill but it   Covered by the Bill
(Northern       CAP4                reform of the criminal justice      Bill but it allows   allows for the compulsory    allows for the compulsory
Ireland) [HL]                       system in Northern Ireland          for the              transfer of prisoners to     transfer of prisoners to
Bill                                including the creation of a         compulsory           elsewhere in the UK. Sewel   elsewhere in the UK.
                                    Judicial Appointments               transfer of          motion agreed.
                                    Commission.                         prisoners to
                                                                        elsewhere in the
                                                                        UK.

Mental         120           Govt   The Bill clarifies a number of      Covered by the       Not covered by Bill. Similar Covered by the Bill          Not covered by Bill
Capacity Bill                       legal uncertainties and reforms     Bill                 legislation has already been
[Carried over]                      and updates the current law                              passed in Scotland in the
                                    where decisions need to be                               form of the Adults with
                                    made on behalf of others.                                Incapacity (Scotland) Act
                                                                                             2000.


National      2; HL21:       Govt   The Bill (and supporting          Covered by the         Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill.
Insurance     CAP3                  secondary legislation) contains Bill                                                                               Provisions relating to
Contributions                       measures regarding National                                                                                        Northern Ireland are in
and Statutory                       Insurance contributions on                                                                                         separate clauses.
Payments Bill                       securities-based remuneration
                                    and also provides for alignment
                                    of the administration of National
                                    Insurance contributions and
                                    statutory payments with the
                                    regime for administering tax.
Patents [HL]   HL18; 90;   Govt    This Bill amends the Patents Act Covered by the         Covered by the Bill            Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill
Bill           CAP16               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.


Pensions Bill 57; HL73      Govt   The Bill is wide ranging and,       Covered by the      Covered by the Bill with the   Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill. This is
Planning and CAP 35
               (12)6; HL10; Govt   among other things, introduces
                                   The Bill introduces powers          Bill
                                                                       Covered by the      exception of one clause the
                                                                                           Not covered by most of         Covered by the Bill. Part 6   Not covered GB bill
                                                                                                                                                        essentially a by Bill but
Compulsory CAP5                    which allow for the reform and      Bill. Parts 1 & 2   Bill but part 7 containing     of the Bill makes specific
Purchase Bill                      speeding up of the plans system     of the Bill apply   provisions relating to Crown   provisions for Wales.
[Carried over]                     and an increase in the              to England only.    Immunity does apply. Sewel
                                   predictability of planning                              motion agreed.
                                   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.


Promotion of 18            PMB4    The Bill aims to reduce the       Covered by the        Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill
Volunteering                       burden of regulation and the risk Bill
Bill                               of litigation on those that
Withdrawn                          'volunteer'.
Protective    21         PMB7   The Bill makes the wearing of    Covered by the           Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill
Headgear for                    cycle helmets on roads and in    Bill
Young                           public places compulsory for the
Cyclists Bill                   under-16s. It will be an offence
Dropped                         for a person to allow a child
                                under 16 to ride a cycle on the
                                road without protective
                                headgear.

Public Audit HL1; 108    Govt   The Bill confers a number of        Not covered by        Not covered by Bill. Audit    Covered by the Bill        Not covered by Bill. Audit
(Wales) [HL] CAP 23             new functions on the Auditor        Bill. Audit bodies    bodies outside Wales will                                bodies outside Wales will
Bill                            General for Wales. The most         outside Wales         be affected to the extent                                be affected to the extent
                                significant effect of the new       will be affected to   that they will have a power                              that they will have a power
                                functions is that the Auditor       the extent that       to co-operate with the new                               to co-operate with the new
                                General will exercise most of the   they will have a      body on a cross-border or                                body on a cross-border or
                                functions currently exercised in    power to co-          UK-wide basis.                                           UK-wide basis.
                                Wales by the Audit Commission       operate with the
                                for Local Authorities and the       new body on a
                                National Health Service in          cross-border or
                                England and Wales.                  UK-wide basis.



School         162       Govt   The Bill's main purpose is to       Covered by the        Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill. The   Not covered by Bill
Transport Bill                  enable LEAs in England and          Bill                                                NAW has the function of
[Carried over]                  Wales to run school travel                                                              approving school travel
                                schemes which are tailored to                                                           schemes made by LEAs in
                                the needs of their area.                                                                Wales.
Scottish      4; HL68;   Govt   The Bill removes the present        Not covered by        Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill        Not covered by Bill
Parliament    CAP13             link between the constituencies     Bill
(Constituenci                   for the Scottish Parliament and
es) Bill                        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.
Sustainable 15; HL69   PMB1    The overall aim of the Bill is to Covered by the   Not covered by Bill   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
and Secure CAP 22              make buildings safer and more Bill
Buildings Bill                 sustainable by strengthening
                               measures in the Building
                               Regulations and applying them
                               to new, extended and altered
                               buildings, as a matter of course.



Traffic    13; HL47;   Govt    The Bill makes provision for and Covered by the    Not covered by Bill   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
Management CAP18               in connection with the              Bill
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;




            * 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   Bill
Title                       type   Summary                               England          Scotland                      Wales                   Northern Ireland
Anti-Social    83; HL84;    Govt   The Bill is designed to ensure that   Covered by the   Not covered by Bill except    Covered by the Bill. A  Not covered by Bill
Behaviour Bill CAP38               the police have the appropriate       Bill             for part 6 covering firearms. number of measures are
                                   powers to deal with serious anti-                                                    subject to separate
                                   social behaviour.                                                                    commencement provisions

Arms Control HL2; 50;       Govt   The Bill amends the Arms Control      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill         Covered by the Bill
and           CAP34                and Disarmament (Inspections Act) Bill
Disarmament                        1991 to reflect additional rights of
(Inspections)                      access under the 1999 Agreement
[HL] Bill                          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;   Govt   The Bill will give effect to the        Covered by the      Covered by the Bill. The        Covered by the Bill. The        Covered by the Bill. The
ons Bill    CAP21             Government's proposals for the          Bill. The large     large majority of the           large majority of the           large majority of the
                              reform of the regulatory framework      majority of the     provisions in the               provisions in the               provisions in the
                              for the communications sector, as set   provisions in the   Communications Bill are on      Communications Bill are on      Communications Bill are on
                              out in the Communications White         Communications      reserved matters (the           reserved matters (the           reserved matters (the
                              Paper - A New Future for                Bill are on         exceptions being training       exceptions being training       exceptions being training
                              Communications (Cm 5010) -              reserved matters    and equality of opportunity     and equality of opportunity     and equality of opportunity
                              published on 12 December 2000.          (the exceptions     in broadcast employment).       in broadcast employment).       in broadcast employment).
                                                                      being training      The Bill applies to the whole   The Bill applies to the whole   The Bill applies to the whole
                                                                      and equality of     of the United Kingdom (a        of the United Kingdom (a        of the United Kingdom (a
                                                                      opportunity in      few procedural matters          few procedural matters          few procedural matters
                                                                      broadcast           being dealt with separately     being dealt with separately     being dealt with separately
                                                                      employment).        for England and Wales,          for England and Wales,          for England and Wales,
                                                                      The Bill applies    Scotland and Northern           Scotland and Northern           Scotland and Northern
                                                                      to the whole of     Ireland to take account of      Ireland to take account of      Ireland to take account of
                                                                      the United          the different legal systems),   the different legal systems),   the different legal systems),
                                                                      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;     Govt   The Bill provides for a system of        Covered by the Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill. All     Not covered by Bill
Care          CAP5                charging social                          Bill. Part 1 of the                           parts of the Bill affect the
(Delayed                          services authorities for the cost of     Act can come                                  powers of the NAW. Part 1
Charges) Bill                     NHS hospital                             into force at                                 of the Act can come into
                                  beds occupied by people who no           different times in                            force at different times in
                                  longer need                              England and                                   England and Wales and is
                                  acute hospital treatment but cannot      Wales and is                                  expected to commence in
                                  be                                       expected to                                   England only in the first
                                  discharged safely without help from      commence in                                   instance.
                                  social                                   England only in
                                  services authorities; and provides for   the first instance.
                                  removing, in circumstances to be
                                  set out in Regulations, the power of
                                  social
                                  services authorities to charge for
                                  certain
                                  services.


Co-            15; HL57;   PMB1   The Bill would allow members of          Covered by the   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill          Not covered by Bill
operatives     CAP15              community benefit                        Bill
and                               societies to „lock-in‟ the society‟s
Community                         assets as a protection against
Benefit                           demutualisation. It also reforms
Societies Bill                    aspects of the law which applies to
                                  community benefit societies and
                                  co-operatives to bring it into line with
                                  modern company law.

Courts Bill   HL12; 112;   Govt    The Courts Bill will primarily          Covered by the   Not covered by Bill. The Bill Covered by the Bill         Not covered by Bill. The Bill
[HL]          CAP39               implement those of the key courts        Bill             mainly applies to England                                 mainly applies to England
                                  related recommendations contained                         and Wales only but certain                                and Wales only but certain
                                  in Sir Robin Auld's Review of the                         provisions applying to                                    provisions applying to
                                  Criminal Courts in England and                            inspections, courts martial                               inspections, courts martial
                                  Wales. It also makes provision for a                      and damages also apply to                                 and damages also apply to
                                  number of other changes relating to                       Scotland and Northern                                     Scotland and Northern
                                  judicial matters and to civil and family                  Ireland.                                                  Ireland. There are specific
                                  court procedure.                                                                                                    provisions relating to judicial
                                                                                                                                                      titles in NI and the Official
                                                                                                                                                      Solicitor for NI.
Crime          HL5: 78;   Govt   The Bill makes provision for           Covered by the     Covered by the Bill. Any        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
(International CAP32             furthering co-operation with other     Bill               matter within the
Co-operation)                    countries in respect of                                   competence of the Scottish
Bill [HL]                        criminal proceedings and                                  Parliament will be subject to
                                 investigations; to extend jurisdiction                    a commencement order in
                                 to deal with                                              the SP. Provision for
                                 terrorist acts or threats outside the                     customer and account
                                 United Kingdom; to amend section 5                        monitoring orders in
                                 of the                                                    Scotland are provided for
                                 Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981                       separately in the bill to allow
                                 and make corresponding provision in                       for the differences in the
                                 relation to Scotland; and connected                       legal systems. Sewel
                                 matters.                                                  motion agreed to.

Criminal       8; HL69;   Govt   The Bill aims to improve the           Covered by the     Not covered by Bill.          Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill.
Justice Bill   CAP44             management of court cases and          Bill               However, provisions relating                          Northern Ireland is not
                                 provide a sentencing framework                            to reporting of trials extend                         covered by many of the
                                 which is clearer and more flexible.                       to Scotland and some UK                               provisions but part 5 (which
                                 Other issues are also covered.                            legislation is amended.                               amends the Criminal
                                                                                           Sewel motion agreed to.                               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.

Electricity  39; HL30;    Govt   This Bill is being introduced to         Covered by the   Covered by the Bill            Covered by the Bill    Not covered by Bill
(Miscellaneo CAP9                facilitate the Government's response Bill
us                               to the financial difficulties of British
Provisions)                      Energy, and to allow the Government
Bill                             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.
European      7; HL29;   Govt   The Bill enables the number of UK     Covered by the       Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Parliament    CAP7              European Parliament seats to be       Bill
(Representati                   reduced in the light of the expansion
on) Bill                        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.

European       160       Govt   The Bill provides for piloting of    Covered by the        Covered by the Bill.            Covered by the Bill.          Not covered by Bill
Parliament                      innovative voting methods in the     Bill. Schedule 1 -    Schedule 1 - relating to the    Schedule 1 - relating to the
and Local                       2004 European and local elections    relating to the       timing of by-elections, etc     timing of by-elections, etc
Elections                                                            timing of by-         applies differently in E, W &   applies differently in E, W &
(Pilots) Bill                                                        elections, etc        S.                              S.
[Carried over]                                                       applies differently
                                                                     in E, W & S.

European     98; HL72;   Govt   The Bill enables the Accession         Covered by the      Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Union        CAP35              Treaty to be implemented in UK law, Bill
(Accessions)                    approves the provisions of the
Bill                            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.



Extradition   2; HL50,   Govt   The Bill is designed to replace the Covered by the         Covered by the Bill. Certain Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill
Bill          CAP41             present extradition arrangements    Bill                   provisions based on the
                                with a new streamlined system which                        Police and Criminal
                                would have simplified appeal                               Evidence Act do not apply
                                procedures.                                                to Scotland but similar
                                                                                           powers already apply.
                                                                                           Sewel motion agreed to.
Female          21; HL98;   PMB7    The Bill repeals and re-enacts the  Covered by the         Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Genital         CAP31              provisions of the 1985 Act and gives Bill
Mutilation 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.

Finance Bill   94; HL87;    Govt   A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter   Covered by the   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
               CAP14               other duties, and to amend the law         Bill
                                   relating to the National Debt and the
                                   Public Revenue, and to make further
                                   provision in
                                   connection with finance.
Fire Services 81; HL71,     Govt   The Bill gives the Secretary of State      Covered by the   Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill
Bill          CAP36                the power by order to fix or modify        Bill
                                   conditions of service, including pay,
                                   of members of a fire brigade.

Fireworks Bill 17: HL77;    PMB3   The Bill enables the Secretary of       Covered by the      Covered by the Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill
               CAP22               State to make “fireworks regulations” Bill                  motion agreed to.
                                   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.
Health         1; HL17;    Govt   The Health (Wales) Bill seeks to         Not covered by      Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill
(Wales) Bill   CAP4               extend the powers of                     Bill. Technically,
                                  Community Health Councils in Wales       the Bill extends to
                                  and to provide                           England as well
                                  for two statutory bodies in Wales: the   as Wales,
                                  Wales Centre for                         although English
                                  Health and Health Professions Wales      NHS bodies
                                  .                                        should only be
                                                                           affected by it to
                                                                           the extent that
                                                                           they would be
                                                                           required to co-
                                                                           operate with
                                                                           Welsh CHCs in
                                                                           respect of Welsh
                                                                           patients being
                                                                           treated in
                                                                           England.



Health and     70; HL94;   Govt   The Bill amends the law about the      Covered by the       Partly covered by the bill.     Covered by the Bill.          Not covered by the bill
Social Care    CAP43              National Health Service; to make       Bill                 Provisions in part 3 relating   Provisions relating to NHS    except for minor provisions
(Community                        provision about quality and standards                       to CHAI, to compensation        foundation trusts do not      on arrangements for
Health and                        in the provision of health and social                       recovery and welfare foods      apply to Wales. The CSCI      ministers and appointments
Standards)                        care, including provision establishing                      apply as do minor provisions    will cover England only but
Bill                              the Commission for Healthcare Audit                         on arrangements for             the Bill provides similar
                                  and Inspection and the Commission                           ministers and appointments.     powers to NAW.
                                  for Social Care Inspection; to amend                        Sewel motion agreed to.
                                  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;
Household      19; HL97;   PMB5   The Bill would set a national recycling Covered by the    Covered by the Bill. Only   Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill. Only
Waste          CAP29              and composting target of 50% of         Bill              section 1, requiring a                                      section 1, requiring a
Recycling Bill                    municipal waste by 2010. It would                         national plan for recycling                                 national plan for recycling
(was                              also impose a duty on Waste                               applies to Scotland.                                        applies to Northern Ireland.
Municipal                         Authorities to prepare sustainable                        Consultation with the                                       Consultation with the
Waste                             waste strategies and to report                            Scottish Executive would be                                 Northern Ireland Executive
Recycling                         annually on progress in improving                         required.                                                   would be required.
Bill)                             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.



Hunting Bill   10; HL95    Govt   The Bill prohibits the hunting with     Covered by the    Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill           Not covered by Bill
[Lost]                            dogs of wild mammals, except where Bill
                                  it is carried out in accordance with an
                                  exemption, and hare coursing.

Income Tax 13; HL33;       Govt   The Bill is part of the tax re-write     Covered by the   Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill           Covered by the Bill
(Earnings      CAP1               project and the main purpose is to       Bill
and                               restate the tax legislation to make it
Pensions) Bill                    clearer and easier to use. However,
                                  some minor legislative changes are
                                  incorporated.

Industrial  5; HL58;       Govt   The Bill amends section 8(5) of the      Covered by the   Covered by the Bill. The      Covered by the Bill. The      Covered by the Bill. The
Development CAP11                 Industrial Development Act 1982 to       Bill.            Bill extends to the United    Bill extends to the United    Bill extends to the United
(Financial                        introduce new (higher, financial                          Kingdom as the power in       Kingdom as the power in       Kingdom as the power in
Assistance)                       ceilings on assistance.                                   section 8 is used to set up   section 8 is used to set up   section 8 is used to set up
Bill                                                                                        UK wide schemes of            UK wide schemes of            UK wide schemes of
                                                                                            financial assistance for      financial assistance for      financial assistance for
                                                                                            industry. The devolved        industry. The devolved        industry. The devolved
                                                                                            administrations may use       administrations may use       administrations may use
                                                                                            section 8 as the statutory    section 8 as the statutory    section 8 as the statutory
                                                                                            authority for their own       authority for their own       authority for their own
                                                                                            activities and their          activities and their          activities and their
                                                                                            expenditure counts towards    expenditure counts towards    expenditure counts towards
                                                                                            the financial ceiling.        the financial ceiling.        the financial ceiling.
Licensing Bill HL1; 73;   Govt    The Bill provides for a unified system Covered by the   Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill with        Not covered by Bill but an
[HL]           CAP17             of regulation of the activities of the  Bill                                            some minor exceptions           amendment to the
                                 sale and supply of alcohol, the                                                                                         Confiscation of Alcohol
                                 provision of regulated entertainment                                                                                    (Young Persons) Act 1997
                                 (see Schedule 1), and the provision                                                                                     extends to NI.
                                 of late night refreshment (see
                                 Schedule 2). In the Bill, these
                                 activities are referred to collectively
                                 as "the licensable activities".



Local         9; HL43;    Govt   The Bill covers various aspects of      Covered by the   Not covered by Bill, however   Covered by the Bill. The Bill   Not covered by Bill, however
Government    CAP26              local authorities including capital     Bill             some minor provisions, e.g.    was drafted in liaison and      some minor provisions, e.g.
Bill                             finance, grants, rates, council tax and                  on the power to combine        agreement with the National     on the power to combine
                                 housing finance.                                         local elections with EP        Assembly for Wales and the      local elections with EP
                                                                                          elections would affect         Wales Office so that, where     elections would affect
                                                                                          Scotland and Northern          appropriate, it applies to      Scotland and Northern
                                                                                          Ireland. Sewel motion          both England and Wales.         Ireland.
                                                                                          agreed to.                     Some provisions apply
                                                                                                                         differently in England and
                                                                                                                         Wales.

National     HL8; 51;     Govt   The Bill amends the National         Covered by the      Covered by the Bill;           Covered by the Bill             Covered by the Bill
Minimum      CAP8                Minimum Wage Act to ensure that      Bill                however, an amendment
Wage                             enforcement notices can be issued in                     made in the Lords, at the
(Enforcement                     respect of employees who are no                          request of the Scottish
Notices Bill                     longer working with the employer in                      Executive, excludes the
[HL]                             question.                                                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.
Northern      104; HL64;     Govt   The Bill postpones the elections to Not covered by       Not covered by Bill          Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill
Ireland       CAP12                 the Northern Ireland Assembly from Bill
Assembly                            the revised date of 29 May 2003 and
Elections and                       provides a mechanism for setting a
Periods of                          new date.
Suspension
Bill

Northern       74; HL47;     Govt   The Bill postpones the elections to     Not covered by   Not covered by Bill          Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill
Ireland        CAP3                 the Northern Ireland Assembly, due Bill
Assembly                            on 1 May 2003, to 29 May 2003. This
Elections Bill                      is in order to give the various parties
                                    involved in negotiations to restore
                                    devolved government time to
                                    consider forthcoming proposals from
                                    the Government.

Northern       HL102; 158;   Govt   The Bill establishes a commission to Not covered by      Not covered by Bill          Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill
Ireland        CAP25                monitor the implementation of the     Bill
(Monitoring                         'Good Friday' agreement and
Commission,                         provides for measures to be taken
etc) Bill [HL]                      against ministers or parties that are
                                    not compiling with its provisions..

Planning and 12              Govt   The purpose of the Planning and      Covered by the      Not covered by Bill. Sewel   Covered by the Bill. Part 6   Not covered by Bill
Compulsory                          Compulsory Purchase Bill is to speed Bill                motion agreed to.            of the Bill makes specific
Purchase Bill                       up the                                                                                provisions for Wales.
[Carried over]                      planning system.


Police          HL15; 52;    Govt   The Bill further implements the    Not covered by        Not covered by Bill          Not covered by Bill           Covered by the Bill
(Northern       CAP6                recommendations of the Independent Bill
Ireland) [HL]                       ("Patten") Commission.
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   Bill
Title                              type   Summary                                        England               Scotland                       Wales
Adoption and         34, HL 82;    Govt   The central aim of the Bill is to help achieve Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill. Much Covered by the Bill
Children Bill        CAP38                the Government‟s target of increasing the                            of the bill relates to England
                                          number of children adopted from care. It                             and Wales only, but certain
                                          would repeal and replace most of the                                 provisions (e.g. relating to
                                          existing adoption legislation - the Adoption                         advertising) apply also to
                                          Act 1976 in its entirety and most of the                             Scotland and Northern
                                          Adoption (Inter-country Aspects) Act                                 Ireland). Sewel motion
                                          1999.the central aim of the Bill is to help                          moved.
                                          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.


Age Equality         10            PMB3   The Bill would establish an Age Equality     Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Commission Bill                           Commission to advise the Government on
Negatived                                 discrimination issues in relation to older
                                          people.
Animal Health Bill   39; HL 37;    Govt   The Bill has two main purposes. The first is Covered by the Bill     Not covered by Bill          Covered by the Bill.
                     CAP42                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.



Anti-Terrorism,    49; HL 29;      Govt   The purpose of this bill is to strengthen    Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill. Parts 5 Covered by the Bill
Crime and security CAP24                  legislation in a number of areas to ensure                           & 12 do not extend to
Bill                                      that the Government, in the light of the new                         Scotland. Sewel motion
                                          situation arising from the September 11                              moved.
                                          terrorist attacks on New York and
                                          Washington, have the necessary powers to
                                          counter the increased threat to the UK.




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British Overseas      HL 4; 40;   Govt   The Bill amends the British Nationality Act Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill         Covered by the Bill
Territories [HL] Bill CAP8               1981as it applies to citizens of British
                                         Overseas Territories
Civil Defence        4; HL 49;    Govt   The Bill amends the Civil Defence Act 1948 Covered by the Bill     Not covered by Bill         Covered by the Bill.
(Grant) Bill         CAP5                ("the 1948 Act"), in order to enable grants
                                         made to authorities in England and Wales
                                         for civil defence purposes to be cash
                                         limited.
Commonhold and HL 1; 51;          Govt   The bill allows land to be held in          Covered by the Bill    Not covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill. Powers
Leasehold Reform CAP15                   commonhold and amends the law on                                                               to make regulations are
[HL] Bill                                leasehold property.                                                                            exercisable by the NAW as
                                                                                                                                        they apply to Wales.

Education            55; HL 51;   Govt   The Education Bill implements proposals       Covered by the Bill. Not covered by Bill         Covered by the Bill. There
                     CAP 32              set out in the White Paper "Schools -         There are some                                   are some provisions relating
                                         achieving success" (Cm 5230) published on     provisions relating                              to Wales only. S211
                                         5 September 2001, in five related             to England only.                                 specifies that references to
                                         consultation papers published on the same                                                      the Secretary of State in
                                         day ("The Way Forward - a Modernised                                                           education legislation should
                                         Framework for School Governance",                                                              be read as references to the
                                         "Consultation on School Admissions",                                                           NAW as far as they affect
                                         "Consultation on Exclusion Appeals                                                             Wales
                                         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.




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Electoral Fraud      6; HL18;      Govt   The purpose of the Bill is to provide the     Not covered by the    Not covered by the Bill      Not covered by the Bill
(Northern Ireland)   CAP13                Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland Bill
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.

Employee Share       13; HL 95;    PMB6   The Bill would make changes to the rules      Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Schemes Bill         CAP 34               for Share Incentive Plans, with
                                          a view to encouraging the extension of
                                          employee share
                                          ownership to a wider range of businesses
                                          than at
                                          present.
Employment Bill      44; HL 54;    Govt   The Bill introduces paid paternity leave and Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
                     CAP 22               paid adoption leave, extends the length of
                                          paid maternity leave, and establishes
                                          statutory minimum dismissal,
                                          disciplinary and grievance procedures which
                                          all employers must follow.

Enterprise Bill      115; HL 92;   Govt   The Bill implements a pledge in the        Covered by the Bill      Covered by the Bill although Covered by the Bill
                     CAP 40               Government's 2001 election manifesto to                             bankruptcy provisions do not
                                          give more independence to the competition                           apply. Sewell motion
                                          authorities, to reform the bankruptcy laws                          moved.
                                          and to tackle trading practices that harm
                                          consumers.
European             3; HL 14;     Govt   This Bill is intended to enable the UK to  Covered by the Bill      Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Communities          CAP3                 ratify the Treaty of Nice signed on 26
(Amendment) Bill                          February 2001.

European             1; HL 15;     Govt   The purpose of the Bill is to enable the      Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
Communities          CAP 22               United Kingdom to give effect to the new
(Finance) Bill                            Own Resources Decision, amending the
                                          arrangements for financing the Community
                                          budget.
Export Control Bill 5; HL 20;      Govt   The Bill will establish a new legislative     Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
                    CAP 28                framework for
                                          both strategic export controls and export
                                          controls on
                                          cultural objects.
Finance Bill         125; HL 102; Govt                                                  Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill
                     CAP 23



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Football Disorder   26; HL 26;   Govt   The purpose of the Bill is to renew, without Covered by the Bill         Not covered by Bill        Covered by the Bill
(Amendment) Bill    CAP12               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.

Home Energy         11           PMB4   The general theme and overall purpose of           Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill        Covered by the Bill
Conservation Bill -                     the Bill is to help ensure the provision of a
Withdrawn                               decent and safe standard of
                                        accommodation for all citizens - and in a
                                        way that will also assist with the
                                        achievement of environmental targets.



Homelessness Bill 2; HL 16;      Govt   The Bill will require local authorities to adopt   Covered by the Bill. Not covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill.
                  CAP7                  a strategic approach to combating                  Applies to Isles of                              Separate powers for
                                        homelessness and is aimed at                       Scilly with a power                              commencement orders and
                                        strengthening the position of people who           for SoS to vary                                  transitional arrangements
                                        are homeless through no fault of their own.        application by order.                            are exercisable by the NAW
                                        It also contains provisions that will facilitate
                                        the development of choice-based lettings
                                        schemes by local authorities.

Human               HL 27; 57;   Govt   The purpose of the Bill is to prevent human Covered by the Bill          Covered by the Bill        Covered by the Bill
Reproductive        CAP23               reproductive cloning taking place in the
Cloning [HL] Bill                       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.




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Industrial &        14; HL 76;   PMB7   The Bill amends the law relating to         Covered by Bill       Covered by Bill                  Covered by Bill
Provident Society   CAP 20              registration of industrial and
Bill                                    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.

International    HL 3; 37;       Govt   In 1997 the Government published the            Covered by Bill   Covered by Bill.                 Covered by Bill. The Welsh
Development [HL] CAP1                   White Paper on International Development:                         International development is     Assembly has no direct
Bill                                    "Eliminating World Poverty - A Challenge for                      a reserved matter under the      interest in international
                                        the 21st Century" (Cm 3789). That White                           Scotland Act 1998.               development. However, a
                                        Paper set out the Government's contribution                       However, there is an             number of statutory bodies
                                        towards the elimination of global poverty,                        exception to this reservation    listed in Schedule 2 to the
                                        and committed the Government to consider                          in the case of assistance        Bill are responsible to the
                                        the case for replacing the existing legislation                   given to Ministers in relation   Assembly. Subsection
                                        in this area - the Overseas Development                           to international development     (4)(b) of clause 9 therefore
                                        and Co-operation Act 1980 ("the 1980 Act").                       by statutory bodies for which    provides that the Secretary
                                        The Bill gives legislative form to the policies                   Scottish Ministers are           of State's approval for
                                        set out in the White Paper by authorising                         responsible. Subsection          certain bodies to provide
                                        the Secretary of State to incur expenditure                       (4)(a) of clause 9 therefore     assistance may be given
                                        on assistance for certain specified                               provides that the Secretary      only with the consent of the
                                        purposes.                                                         of State's approval for          Welsh Assembly. A Welsh
                                                                                                          certain bodies to provide        Body is defined in clause 10.
                                                                                                          assistance may be given
                                                                                                          only with the consent of the
                                                                                                          Scottish Ministers. A
                                                                                                          Scottish Body is defined in
                                                                                                          clause 10.




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Justice (Northern   75; HL 61;   Govt   The purpose of the Bill is to implement the     Not covered by the     Not covered by Bill         Not covered by the Bill
Ireland) Bill       CAP 26              recommendations of the Criminal Justice         Bill except to the                                 except to the extent of
                                        Review Group in its report, "Review of the      extent of                                          consequential amendment
                                        Criminal Justice System in Northern             consequential                                      or repeal of existing
                                        Ireland". The Bill also makes a few other       amendment or                                       legislation
                                        minor changes such as the provision for         repeal of existing
                                        exceptional legal aid and some changes to       legislation
                                        civil procedure.

Land Registration   HL 2; 48;    Govt   The Bill amends the law relating to land       Covered by the Bill     Not covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill
[HL] Bill           CAP9                registration to enable electronic                                      except to the extent of
                                        conveyance. Associated changes,                                        consequential amendment
                                        including restatement of the law in modern                             or repeal of existing
                                        language are also proposed.                                            legislation
Marine Wildlife     8; HL 66     PMB1   The Bill amends the law relating to nature     Covered by the Bill     Not covered by Bill         Covered by the Bill
Conservation Bill                       conservation and the protection of wildlife in
lapsed                                  respect of the marine environment; to
                                        provide enforcement powers for marine
                                        wildlife conservation purposes to competent
                                        marine authorities; and for connected
                                        purposes.

Mobile Telephones HL 80; 177;    Govt   The Bill creates a number of offences            Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill         Covered by the Bill
(Re-programming) CAP 31                 relating to the electronic identifiers of mobile
Bill                                    wireless communications devices. In
                                        particular it will be an offence to re-
                                        programme 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.



National Insurance 130; HL 88;   Govt   The bill provides the legislative changes to    Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill         Covered by the Bill
Contributions Bill CAP 19               national insurance necessary to implement
                                        the additional 1% NHS contribution
                                        announced in the 2002 budget.




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Nationality,       119; HL 89;   Govt   The Bill implements the proposals for           Covered by the Bill    Covered by the Bill.            Covered by the Bill
Immigration and    CAP 41               nationality, immigration and asylum reform                             Provisions on traffic in
Asylum Bill                             contained                                                              prostitution do not apply.
                                        in the Government‟s White Paper Secure
                                        Borders, Safe
                                        Haven.
NHS Reform and     47; HL 44;    Govt   In summer 2001, the Government                  Covered by the Bill.   Covered by the Bill.            Covered by the Bill.
Care Professions   CAP 17               elaborated on key proposals from the NHS        Provisions in Part 1   Provisions in Part 1 relating   Provisions in Part 1 relating
Bill                                    Plan in published documents: Shifting the       relating to NHS        to NHS management apply         to NHS management apply
                                        Balance of Power within the NHS - Securing      management apply       to England and Wales            to England and Wales
                                        Delivery and Involving Patients and the         to England and         (separately) only. Sewel        (separately) only.
                                        Public in Healthcare. This Bill takes forward   Wales (separately)     motion moved.
                                        those of the proposals which require            only.
                                        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.




Northern Ireland   63; HL 42;    Govt   The Northern Ireland Arms                       Not covered by Bill.   Not covered by Bill.            Not covered by Bill.
Decommissioning    CAP6                 Decommissioning Act 1997 ("the 1997 Act")       However, any arms      However, any arms in            However, any arms in
(Amendment) Bill                        empowered the Secretary of State to make        in England, Wales      England, Wales and              England, Wales and
                                        a decommissioning scheme which would            and Scotland could     Scotland could be included.     Scotland could be included.
                                        provide an amnesty for those                    be included.
                                        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.




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Office of          HL 8; 73;   Govt   In the Queen's Speech on 20 June, Her         Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill
Communications     CAP11              Majesty announced that a draft Bill (the
[HL] Bill                             '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 fast-
                                      moving 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.




Patents Act 1977   9           PMB2   This Bill seeks to improve the deterrent        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill
(Amendment) Bill                      effect of the patents legislation by allowing
Withdrawn                             the Court to award additional damages to
                                      the patent holder.

Pension Annuities 12           PMB5   The Bill amends the law relating to the     Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill     Covered by the Bill
(Amendment) Bill                      purchase of annuities in respect of private
Dropped                               and personal pensions, defined contribution
                                      and AVC pension schemes




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Police Reform [HL] HL48; 127;   Govt   The Government published the white paper Covered by the Bill        Most provisions of the Bill Covered by the Bill
Bill               CAP 30              Policing a New Century: A Blueprint for                             relate to England and Wales
                                       Reform (CM 5326) in December 2001. The                              only but some (e.g. those
                                       white paper set out the Government's intentions                     relating to the MoD Police,
                                       for the future of policing in England and Wales.                    National Criminal
                                       This Bill incorporates the changes that require                     Intelligence Service, etc)
                                       legislation.                                                        apply to Scotland and
                                                                                                           Northern Ireland). Sewel
                                                                                                           motion moved.

Proceeds of Crime 31; HL 57;    Govt   The Bill is in twelve parts.                  Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill. Parts 3 Covered by the Bill
Bill              CAP 29               Part 1: creates an Assets Recovery Agency                           and 8 contain provisions that
                                       (ARA).                                                              are limited to Scotland; the
                                       Part 2: makes provision for confiscation in                         Secretary of State must
                                       England and Wales, replacing separate                               therefore consult with
                                       drug trafficking and criminal justice                               Scottish Ministers when
                                       legislation with a consolidated and updated                         commencing these
                                       set of provisions. Restraint, confiscation,                         provisions. Sewel motion
                                       receivership and related matters are                                moved.
                                       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;   Govt   The Bill amends provisions of the Public         Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill     Covered by the Bill
(Liability and Fees CAP 35               Trustee Act 1906 about liability and fees of
Bill [HL]                                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 fee-
                                         setting 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.




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Sex Discrimination 28; HL 25;   Govt   The key objective for this Bill is to enable a Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill.             Covered by the Bill. Under
(Election          CAP2                political party, should it wish to do so, to                         Legislation relating to equal    the Welsh devolution
Candidates) Bill                       adopt measures which regulate the                                    opportunities including the      settlement, the UK
                                       selection of candidates for certain elections                        subject matter of the Sex        Parliament makes primary
                                       in order to reduce inequality in the numbers                         Discrimination Act 1975 is       legislation relating to Wales.
                                       of men and women elected, as candidates                              reserved to the UK
                                       of the party.                                                        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.




State Pension      HL 30, 98;   Govt   This Bill introduces a new State Pension       Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill              Covered by the Bill
Credit [HL] Bill   CAP 16              Credit for persons aged 60 and over.




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Tax Credits Bill        59; HL 52;   Govt    The Bill provides for two new tax credits -     Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill            Covered by the Bill
                        CAP 21               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.




Tobacco                 HL 7, 112;   Adopte The Bill bans advertising and promotion      Covered by the Bill       Covered by the Bill.           Covered by the Bill
Advertising and         CAP 36       d      (including sponsorship) of tobacco products,                           Separate commencement
Promotion Bill                              with certain limited exceptions.                                       date may apply.

Travel                  HL 5, 38;    Govt  The purpose of the Bill is to equalise the        Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill. The
Concessions             CAP 4              age at which men and women become                                                                      NAW has separate powers
Eligibility [HL] Bill                      entitled to travel concessions at an earlier                                                           to make commencement
                                           date than 2020.                                                                                        orders
Copyright, etc and 17, HL 71;        PMB10 The Bill amends the criminal provisions in        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill (s6 on     Covered by the Bill (s6 on
Trade Marks        CAP 25                  intellectual property law, more specifically      (s6 on search         search warrants applies to     search warrants applies to
(Offences and                              the law relating to copyright, rights in          warrants applies to   the IoM)                       the IoM)
Enforcement) Bill                          performances, fraudulent reception of             the IoM)
                                           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.



National Heritage       HL 10; 74;   L       The bill amends the law relating to the         Covered by the Bill   Not generally covered by Bill Covered by the Bill
Bill                    CAP 14               functions of the Historic Buildings and                               but s3 on exercise of
                                             Monuments Commission for England (e.g.                                ministerial functions applies.
                                             in respect of underwater sites) and makes
                                             other related changes.
Divorce (Religious 35; HL 72;        T       The bill enables a court to require the         Covered by the Bill   Not covered by Bill            Covered by the Bill
Marriages) Bill    CAP 27                    dissolution of a religious marriage before
                                             granting a civil divorce.




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Private Hire       62; HL108;   T   The bill amends the DDA 1995 to enable        Covered by the Bill   Covered by the Bill. A     Covered by the Bill
Vehicles (Carriage CAP 37           guide dogs, etc to be carried in licensed                           separate amendment to the
of Guide Dogs,                      taxis and PHVs at no extra charge.                                  Civic Government
etc.) Bill                                                                                              (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.




          Page 83               ac52e479-105f-4f1e-8451-c1a9363efdfe.xls
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.



          Page 87              ac52e479-105f-4f1e-8451-c1a9363efdfe.xls
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




           Page 88              ac52e479-105f-4f1e-8451-c1a9363efdfe.xls
Covered by the Bill




Covered by the Bill




Covered by the Bill




          Page 89     ac52e479-105f-4f1e-8451-c1a9363efdfe.xls
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.




            Page 90               ac52e479-105f-4f1e-8451-c1a9363efdfe.xls
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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                Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                   Summary                                 England         Scotland                         Wales
Adoption Bill   16; dropped   PMB(6)    The Bill amends the law on adoption. It Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill              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.


Adoption and    66;           Govt      The aim of the Children and Adoption Covered by Bill         Covered by ss33(7)-(9)       Covered by Bill
Children Bill   dissolution             Bill is to help increase the number of                       [breach of restrictions on
                                        children adopted from care or found                          removals] and by the
                                        similar permanent placements. The Bill                       miscellaneous and final
                                        is based on proposals in the White                           provisions. Scotland is also
                                        Paper, Adoption: A New Approach Cm                           affected by amendments to
                                        5017,December 2000 and in the report                         UK legislation.
                                        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.



Armed Forces    4, HL43,      Govt      An Armed Forces Bill comes before          Covered by Bill   Covered by Bill. (Some of    Covered by Bill
Bill            CAP 19                  Parliament every five years. It provides                     the provisions of the Bill
                                        for the three Service Discipline                             which relate to the Ministry
                                        Acts (the Army Act 1955, the Air Force                       of Defence Police will come
                                        Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act                        into force as respects
                                        1957) to continue in force for                               Scotland on a date to be
                                        a maximum of five years, subject to an                       appointed jointly by the
                                        annual Order in Council. The other                           Scottish Ministers and the
                                        main purpose of the Bill is to amend the                     Secretary of State.)
                                        Discipline Acts in order to bring military
                                        law into line, in as far as is considered
                                        possible, with civil law.
                  Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                  Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                     Summary                                       England         Scotland           Wales
Capital           10, HL25,     Govt      The Bill is the first piece of legislation to Covered by Bill Covered by Bill    Covered by Bill
Allowances Bill   CAP2                    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.



Children's        3, HL20,      Govt      The Bill will extend the powers of the      Not covered by Not covered by Bill   Covered by Bill
Commissioner      CAP 18                  Children‟s Commissioner for Wales by Bill
for Wales Bill                            amending the Care Standards Act
                                          2000, which introduced the post. It is
                                          the first Bill since devolution to apply to
                                          Wales only.

Christmas Day     14; dropped   PMB (4) The Bill is designed to prohibit large    Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill      Covered by Bill
Trading Bill                            shops and supermarkets from opening
                                        on 25 December.
Commonhold       HL11;          Govt    Part I of the act creates and defines the Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill      Covered by Bill. Clause
and Leasehold dissolution               concept of commonhold land. Part II of                                             151 has the effect of
Reform [HL] Bill                        the Bill makes reforms to residential                                              ensuring that any powers to
                                        leasehold law. These reforms will give                                             make regulations inserted
                                        leaseholders new rights and enhance                                                into the 1985 Act or the
                                        their existing ones. They will help those                                          1993 Act are exercisable by
                                        leaseholders who will not be able, or                                              the National Assembly for
                                        who may not wish, to convert to                                                    Wales as they apply in
                                        commonhold.                                                                        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                                     Summary                                      England            Scotland                     Wales
Criminal        HL1,43, CAP Govt          The Bill clarifies the extent of the Legal   z                  Not covered by Bill          Covered by Bill
Defence         4                         Service Commission's duty to fund
Service (Advice                           advice and assistance as part of the
and Assistance)                           new Criminal Defence Service under
Bill [HL] Bill                            section 13 of the Access to Justice Act
                                          1999
Criminal Justice 31, HL36,      Govt      The Bill seeks to introduce certain new      Covered by Bill    Covered by ss33-38, 45;        Covered by Bill (except s83
and Police Bill CAP 16                    measures for dealing with crime and          (except s83 that   Part II; ss86(1)(2); Part V so that relates to Northern
                                          disorder. It also provides for the           relates to         far as it relates to the       Ireland only).
                                          disclosure of information by certain         Northern Ireland   National Criminal
                                          Government departments, public               only).             Intelligence Service; ss127,
                                          bodies and the tax authorities for the                          136, 138; an amendment,
                                          purposes of criminal investigations and                         repeal or revocation
                                          proceedings. It seeks to provide                                contained in Schedule, 5, 7
                                          additional powers of seizure in relation                        or 8 has the same extent as
                                          to the investigation and prosecution of                         the enactment or instrument
                                          crime. It also makes new provision                              to which it relates.
                                          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.




Culture and       HL7;          Govt      The Bill introduces a number of              Covered by Bill Covered ss18(2), 21, 30, 32 Covered by Bill
Recreation Bill   dissolution             structural changes in the way the                            to 34, 40(2), 41(3) to (5),
[HL]                                      Government provides funding and                              44(1), 46 and 47, 48-52,
                                          support to culture, media and sport.                         Schedule 3 paragraph 1(2)
                                          The Government's Comprehensive                               of Schedule 5 (and section
                                          Spending Review in 1998 concluded                            38 so far as relating to that
                                          that benefits would be gained in terms                       provision).
                                          of efficiency and effectiveness from
                                          such changes.
                 Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                 Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                    Summary                                 England          Scotland                   Wales
Election          HL41, 78,   Govt       The Bill postpones the operation of new Covered by the   Covered by the Bill except Covered by the Bill
Publications Bill CAP 5                  requirements relating to the imprint on Bill             in respect of local
[HL]                                     election publications introduced by the                  government elections which
                                         Political Parties, Elections and                         are a devolved matter.
                                         Referendums Act 2000.

Elections Bill   80, HL44,    Govt       The Bill seeks, as a consequence of    Covered by Bill   Not covered by Bill. (Local   Covered by Bill
                 CAP 7                   the outbreak of foot and mouth                           elections are a devolved
                                         disease, to defer local government                       matter. No ordinary
                                         elections which would otherwise be                       elections are due in
                                         held in the period 3 May 2001 - 6 June                   Scotland but there may be
                                         2001 to 7 June 2001.                                     some by-elections).

Finance Bill     63, HL49,    Govt       Grant certain duties, to alter other     Covered by Bill Covered by Bill               Covered by Bill
                 CAP 9                   duties, and to amend the law relating to
                                         the National Debt and the Public
                                         Revenue, and to make further provision
                                         in connection with Finance.

Health and       9, HL27,     Govt       The Bill delivers the aspects of the   Covered by Bill Covered by ss50-52 & s59 Covered by Bill
Social Care Bill CAP 15                  NHS Plan and the Government‟s                          (preserved rights), s63
                                         response to the Royal Commission on                    (prescribing rights), 64-66 &
                                         Long Term Care that require changes                    70 (supplementary
                                         to primary legislation.                                provisions).
              Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
              Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                               Summary                                England         Scotland                     Wales
High Hedges   13; dropped   PMB (3) The Bill creates a new procedure for   Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill. The     Covered by Bill
Bill                                dealing with complaints about high                     Scottish Executive began a
                                    hedges, to be administered by local                    consultation on high hedges
                                    authorities in England and Wales.                      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                                    Summary                                     England            Scotland                        Wales
Homes Bill       5, HL19;      Govt      Part I of the Bill is part of a wider       Covered by Bill.   Not covered by bill except in   Covered by Bill. (Clause 32
                 dissolution             package of proposals that aim to            (An Act would      regard to a minor               provides the Secretary of
                                         improve the home buying and selling         apply to the       amendment to the Fair           State with power to make
                                         process in England and Wales. Part II       Isles of Scilly    Trading Act 1973.               transitional provisions by
                                         will require local authorities to adopt a   subject to such                                    statutory instrument. In
                                         strategic approach to combating             exceptions,                                        respect of any such
                                         homelessness and is aimed at                adaptations and                                    provisions relating to
                                         strengthening the position of people        modifications as                                   homelessness and
                                         who are homeless through no fault of        the Secretary of                                   allocation of
                                         their own. It also contains provisions      State may by                                       accommodation in Wales,
                                         that will facilitate the development of     order direct.)                                     this power is exercisable by
                                         choice-based lettings schemes by local                                                         the National Assembly for
                                         authorities.                                                                                   Wales.)




House of          34, HL33,    Govt      The Bill is designed to repeal            Covered by Bill      Covered by Bill. The Bill       Covered by Bill. The Bill
Commons           CAP 13                 provisions which disqualify clergy in the                      amends the Scotland Act         amends the Wales Act 1998
(Removal of                              Churches of England and Ireland (but                           1998 to ensure that statutes    to ensure that statutes
Clergy                                   not Wales), ministers in the Church of                         governing election to the       governing election to the
Disqualification)                        Scotland, Roman Catholic priests such                          Scottish Assembly are           National Assembly for
Bill                                     clergy from membership of the                                  unchanged.                      Wales are unchanged.
                                         Commons. It also provides for the
                                         continuing disqualification of any
                                         bishop from the Commons who sits in
                                         the Lords as a Lord Spiritual.

Hunting Bill     2, HL32;      Govt      The Bill as originally published was a    Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill                  Covered by Bill
                 dissolution             multiple-choice bill that contained three
                                         options for the regulation of hunting
                                         with dogs: supervision,
                                         regulation and prohibition.
                 Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                 Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                    Summary                                    England           Scotland                      Wales
International    HL8, 70,     Govt       The Bill has five principal aims: to       Covered by Bill   Partly covered by Bill. Many Covered by Bill
Criminal Court   CAP 17                  enable ratification of the ICC Statute; to                   provisions of the Bill also
[HL] Bill                                enable the arrest and surrender of                           extend to Scotland, either
                                         persons wanted by the ICC; to enable                         because they deal with
                                         other judicial co-operation with the ICC;                    reserved matters under the
                                         to enable the UK to reach an                                 Scotland Act 1998 or
                                         agreement with the ICC so that persons                       because they are devolved
                                         convicted can serve prison sentences                         but are more conveniently
                                         in this country; and to incorporate into                     dealt with on a UK-wide
                                         domestic law the offences set out in the                     basis in this Bill subject to
                                         Statute.                                                     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                                   Summary                                    England     Scotland                         Wales
International   49, HL46;      Govt     In 1997 the Government published the Covered by Bill   Covered by Bill.                 Covered by Bill. The Welsh
Development     dissolution             White Paper on International                           International development is     Assembly has no direct
[HL] Bill                               Development: "Eliminating World                        a reserved matter under the      interest in international
                                        Poverty - A Challenge for the 21st                     Scotland Act 1998.               development. However, a
                                        Century" (Cm 3789). That White Paper                   However, there is an             number of statutory bodies
                                        set out the Government's contribution                  exception to this reservation    listed in Schedule 2 to the
                                        towards the elimination of global                      in the case of assistance        Bill are responsible to the
                                        poverty, and committed the                             given to Ministers in relation   Assembly. Subsection
                                        Government to consider the case for                    to international development     (4)(b) of clause 9 therefore
                                        replacing the existing legislation in this             by statutory bodies for          provides that the Secretary
                                        area - the Overseas Development and                    which Scottish Ministers are     of State's approval for
                                        Co-operation Act 1980 ("the 1980 Act").                responsible. Subsection          certain bodies to provide
                                        The Bill gives legislative form to the                 (4)(a) of clause 9 therefore     assistance may be given
                                        policies set out in the White Paper by                 provides that the Secretary      only with the consent of the
                                        authorising the Secretary of State to                  of State's approval for          Welsh Assembly. A Welsh
                                        incur expenditure on assistance for                    certain bodies to provide        Body is defined in clause
                                        certain specified purposes                             assistance may be given          10.
                                                                                               only with the consent of the
                                                                                               Scottish Ministers. A
                                                                                               Scottish Body is defined in
                                                                                               clause 10.




National Lottery 15; dropped   PMB (5) The National Lottery (Amendment) Bill Covered by Bill Covered by Bill                    Covered by Bill
(Amendment)                            seeks to amend
Bill                                   the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 to
                                       allow the National
                                       Lottery Charities Board to make grants
                                       to endowment
                                       trusts.
                  Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                  Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                   Summary                                 England           Scotland                        Wales
Outworking Bill   11, dropped   PMB (1) The Outworking Bill is designed to      Covered by Bill   The extension of the Bill to    The subject matter of the
                                        outlaw bogus home working schemes.                        Scotland was subject to the     Bill is not devolved under
                                        It was been introduced by Richard                         approval of the Scottish        the Government of Wales
                                        Burden, MP, who came top in the ballot                    Parliament. On 31 January       Act 1998 and therefore the
                                        for Private Members‟ Bills. However, it                   the Scottish Parliament         Bill's provisions apply to
                                        was drawn up by the Government and                        endorsed "...the principle of   Wales.
                                        has cross party support.                                  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".
                Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                   Summary                                  England         Scotland                     Wales
Private Security HL4, 67,    Govt       The Bill introduces a licensing system Covered by Bill   Only covered by the bill to Covered by Bill
Industry [HL] Bill CAP 12               for guards (including door supervisors                   the extent of amendments
                                        or bouncers), wheel clampers, private                    to Police Act 1997 in s21
                                        investigators, security consultants and                  allowing the Security
                                        key holders. A new non-departmental                      Industry Authority access to
                                        public body, the Security industry                       enhanced criminal record
                                        Authority, will administer and enforce                   certificates and
                                        the system. This includes a national                     consequential amendments
                                        register of approvals of individuals.                    in schedule 1 to the
                                        There is also provision for providers of                 Superannuation Act 1972;
                                        security services to apply for approved                  the House of Commons
                                        status, under a scheme that will, at                     Disqualification Act 1975;
                                        least initially, be voluntary.                           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                                    Summary                                  England     Scotland              Wales
Rating (former   68, HL50,    Govt       The Bill establishes a 50% mandatory Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill   Covered by Bill. S4 enables
Agricultural     CAP 14                  rate relief scheme for land and                                            the National Assembly for
Premises and                             buildings used for non-agricultural                                        Wales to make separate
Rural Shops)                             purposes on what had been agricultural                                     orders for hereditaments in
Bill                                     land and buildings for at least 183 days                                   Wales. Separate
                                         during the year prior to the date on                                       commencement orders can
                                         which the provisions come into force.                                      be made by the NAW.
                                         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.
                Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                   Summary                                    England            Scotland                        Wales
Regulatory       HL2, 51,    Govt       The main provision of the Regulatory       Covered by the     Covered by the Bill. The        Covered by the Bill.
Reform [HL] Bill CAP 6                  Reform Bill is intended to remove some     Bill. Regulatory   Bill applies to Scotland in     Regulatory reform orders
                                        of the barriers to wider application of    reform orders      reserved matters only. For      may have the same extent
                                        the deregulation order-making power        may have the       devolved matters, the           as the legislation being
                                        under sections 1-4 of the Deregulation     same extent as     Scottish Ministers and the      reformed. The National
                                        and Contracting Out Act 1994 (the          the legislation    Parliament retain powers        Assembly for Wales would
                                        DCOA). The new order-making power          being reformed.    under the Deregulation and      not have the power to make
                                        is intended to be wide enough, but no                         Contracting Out Act 1994,       regulatory reform orders,
                                        wider than necessary, to deal with                            (while the provisions in that   but it would have to be
                                        regulatory reform measures which the                          Act are repealed for the rest   consulted on all matters
                                        Government wishes to achieve. In                              of the UK). Regulatory          relating to Wales, and it
                                        parallel with the widening of the power,                      reform orders may have the      would have to give explicit
                                        the Bill adds to the tests and                                same extent as the              consent to any order that
                                        safeguards governing its use.                                 legislation being reformed.     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                                  Summary                                 England             Scotland                      Wales
Road Transport 12; dropped     PMB (2) The Bill introduces a variety of        Covered by Bill     Not covered by Bill (similar Covered by Bill
                                       amendments to the law including                             provisions to those in clause
                                       requiring local authorities to take                         1 have been in operation in
                                       measures to safeguard motorists and                         Scotland since 1984)
                                       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.

Social Security 8, HL21,       Govt       The purpose of the Bill is to provide Covered by Bill Covered by Bill                Covered by Bill
Contributions   CAP 20                    certainty to those companies with
(Share Options)                           volatile share prices who have
Bill                                      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.

Social Security   HL10, 60,    Govt       This Bill provides new powers for        Covered by Bill Covered by Bill             Covered by Bill
Fraud [HL] Bill   CAP 11                  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.
                  Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
                  Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                                     Summary                                   England           Scotland                        Wales
Special           HL3, 55,     Govt       The Bill amends Part 4 of the             Covered by Bill   Partly covered by Bill. The     Covered by Bill. Although
Educational       CAP 10                  Education Act 1996 (EA) relating to                         provisions relating to SENs     the duty to produce an
Needs and                                 children with SEN and makes amends                          do not apply to Scotland.       accessibility strategy or plan
Disability [HL]                           the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to                   The provisions on rights for    will extend to Wales though
Bill                                      provide against discrimination on                           disabled people in              it will be for the National
                                          grounds of disability in schools and                        education will extend to        Assembly for Wales (NAW)
                                          other educational establishments.                           Scotland since equal            to consider implementation.
                                                                                                      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.




Tobacco         6, HL26;       Govt       The aim of the Bill is to ban in the UK   Covered by Bill   Covered by Bill. (The         Covered by Bill
Advertising and dissolution               advertising and promotion (including                        Government and the
Promotion Bill                            sponsorship) of tobacco products,                           Scottish Executive have
                                          subject to certain limited exceptions. It                   agreed that those
                                          will come into force on a date(s) to be                     regulations and the order
                                          appointed by the Secretary of State.                        which are subject to the
                                          The broad intention is to implement the                     affirmative resolution
                                          advertising ban within a few months of                      process will cover the whole
                                          Royal Assent and the sponsorship ban                        of the United Kingdom. The
                                          by 30 July 2003, with a special                             Scottish Parliament will
                                          extension for certain global events until                   make regulations covering
                                          1 October 2006. The bill follows the                        advertising at point of sale,
                                          failure of the Tobacco Advertising                          specialist tobacconists and
                                          Directive 98/43/EC, which was adopted                       sponsorship.)
                                          on 6 July 1998 but was declared
                                          unlawful by the European Court of
                                          Justice (ECJ) on 5 October 2000.
               Territorial coverage of public bills*: Session 2000/2001
               Bill/CAP No Bill type
Title                               Summary                                   England         Scotland                       Wales
Transplant of 17; dropped   PMB (7) The Bill provides for amendments to       Covered by Bill Not covered by Bill            Covered by Bill
Human Organs                        the Human Tissue Act 1961 to remove
Bill                                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.


Vehicles       1, HL15,     Govt       The Vehicles (Crime) Bill introduces     Covered by Bill   Covered by clauses 32, 33, Covered by Bill
(Crime) Bill   CAP 3                   various measures aimed at reducing                         34 & 36 relating to vehicle
                                       vehicle crime. Some of these measures                      crime and relevant
                                       were proposed by the Vehicle Crime                         supplementary provisions
                                       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.
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