Report stage of Civil Aviation Bill

26 April 2012

The House of Commons held the report stage of the Civil Aviation Bill. The Bill will be further considered in the 2012-13 session of Parliament

Summary of the Bill

To make provision about the regulation of operators of dominant airports; to confer functions on the Civil Aviation Authority under competition legislation in relation to services provided at airports; to make provision about aviation security; to make provision about the regulation of provision of flight accommodation; to make further provision about the Civil Aviation Authority’s membership, administration and functions in relation to enforcement, regulatory burdens and the provision of information relating to aviation; and for connected purposes.

Progress of the Bill

The Civil Aviation Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 19 January 2012 and received second reading on 30 January 2012. The Bill was considered in a Public Bill Committee between 21 February to 13 March 2012. The report stage took place on 25 April 2012.

A carry over motion was agreed on 30 January 2012 and the Bill will be further considered in the 2012-13 session of Parliament.

Draft Civil Aviation Bill

On the 23 November 2011, the Department for Transport published a draft Bill to help implement the Government’s plans for modernising key elements of the regulatory framework for civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

On 19 January 2012 the House of Commons Transport Select Committee published a report on the Draft Civil Aviation Bill.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Civil Aviation Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library published briefing papers for second reading and a report on the committee stage.

Report stage proceedings

MPs considered in the following order; New Clauses 2, 3, 4, 6, Amendments 3, 9, 14, 15, 19, 16, 6, 17 and 18.

New Clause 2, which relates to Access for disabled and reduced mobility air passengers, was by leave, withdrawn.

New Clause 3, which relates to Risk-based aviation security regime, was by leave, withdrawn.

New Clause 4, which relates to Accounts and audits, was by leave, withdrawn.

New Clause 6, which relates to Compensation for noise pollution, was by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment 3 [Clause 1] was defeated on a division (Ayes 205; Noes 269).

Amendment 9 [Clause 18] was defeated on a division (Ayes 204; Noes 274).

Amendments 14 [Clause 63], 15 [Clause 70], 19 [Clause 77] and 16 [Clause 84] were agreed to.

Amendment 6 [Clause 84] was defeated on a division (Ayes 203; Noes 273).

Amendments 17 [Schedule 11] and 18 Amendment [Schedule 11] were agreed to.

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

Report stage and third reading

The report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider further amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill which has been examined in committee.

There is no set time period between the end of committee stage and the start of the report stage.

What happens at report stage?

All MPs may speak and vote, for lengthy or complex Bills the debates may be spread over several days. All MPs can suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

What happens after report stage?

Report stage is usually followed immediately by debate on the Bill's third reading.

What happens at third reading?

Debate on the Bill is usually short, and limited to what is actually in the Bill, rather than, as at second reading, what might have been included.

Amendments (proposals for change) cannot be made to a Bill at third reading in the Commons.

At the end of the debate, the House decides (votes on) whether to approve the third reading of the Bill.

What happens after third reading?

If the Bill started in the Commons it goes to the House of Lords for its first reading. If the Bill started in the Lords it will return to the House of Lords for consideration of any amendments the Commons have made.

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