MPs considered Lords amendments to Education and Adoption Bill

23 February 2016

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Education and Adoption Bill on Tuesday 23 February 2016.

Lords amendments 1-6, 7 and 8 were agreed to.

The Bill now returns to the House of Lords for further consideration.

Related information

Summary of the Bill

A Bill to make provision about schools in England that are causing concern, including provision about their conversion into Academies and about intervention powers; and to make provision about joint arrangements for carrying out local authority adoption functions in England.

Progress of the Bill

This Government Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 3 June 2015. It had its second reading on 22 June 2015.

The Bill completed its Committee stage on 14 July 2015. Remaining Commons stages were debated in the Commons on 16 September 2015.

The Bill then went to the House of Lords for consideration.

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

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

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).

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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