Commons consider Lords amendments to Terrorism Prevention and Investigative Measures Bill

30 November 2011

The House of Commons considered Lords amendments to the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill on 29 November. The Bill will now be sent to the House of Lords for Royal Assent.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill abolishes the system of control orders, established under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, and replaces it with a new regime designed to protect the public from terrorism, called Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures.

Progress of the Bill

The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 23 May 2011 and received second reading on 7 June 2011. The Bill was considered in a Public Bill Committee between 21 June 2011 to 5 July 2011. The report stage and third reading took place on 5 September 2011.

The Bill was sent to the House of Lords for consideration. The Lords made amendments to the Bill and these were considered by the Commons on 29 November 2011.

The Commons agreed to the Lords Amendments and the Bill will now be sent to the House of Lords for Royal Assent.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Proceedings on Lords amendments

MPs considered Lords amendments in the following order; 1-10 and 11 

Lords Amendments 1-10 were agreed to without a division.

Lords Amendment 11 was agreed. An amendment (a) was negatived on a division (Ayes 204; Noes 306).

Watch and read the proceedings on Lords amendments and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.

Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

'Ping Pong'

If the Commons makes amendments to the Bill, the Lords must consider them and either agree or disagree to the amendments or make alternative proposals.

If the Lords disagrees with any Commons amendments, or makes alternative proposals, then the Bill is sent back to the Commons.

A Bill may go back and forth between each House (‘Ping Pong’) until both Houses reach agreement.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

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