Technical and Further Education Bill: Commons stages

28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Technical and Further Education Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Technical and Further Education Bill 2016-17

Summary of the Bill

The Bill relates to provisions for technical and further education.

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

Technical and Further Education Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Technical and Further Education Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Consideration of Lords amendments

MPs disagreed to a number of Lords Amendments and the Bill returned to the House of Lords for further consideration. The Lords agreed to the Commons amendments and the Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.

Commons remaining stages (Report stage and Third Reading)

Both the Report stage and Third Reading of the Bill took place on Monday 9 January 2017. The Bill passed Third Reading without a division and progressed to the House of Lords.

Committee stage

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 22 November to 1 December 2016. The Public Bill Committee then reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Technical and Further Education Bill on 14 November 2016.

The Technical and Further Education Bill passed Second Reading without a division. MPs debate the main principles of the Bill at Second Reading

Related Information

House of Commons Library analysis

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

The Library has published a briefing paper detailing changes made to the Technical and Further Education Bill during Committee stage.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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