MPs consider Lords amendments to Bills

16 April 2013

MPs debated amendments, made by the House of Lords to a series of Bills, in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 April 2013.

Growth and Infrastructure Bill

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill 2012-13 was introduced to Parliament on 18 October 2012. The Bill had its third reading in the House of Lords on 26 March 2013.

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill 2012-13 was introduced to Parliament on 23 May 2012. The Bill had its third reading in the House of Lords on 20 March 2013.

Defamation Bill

The Defamation Bill 2012-13 was introduced to Parliament on 10 May 2012. The Bill had its third reading in the House of Lords on 25 February 2013.

Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill was introduced to Parliament on 10 May 2012. The Bill had its report and third reading stages in the House of Commons on 26 February 2013.

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.

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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