Information is based on explanatory notes in each House and on Royal Assent, HCL Research Papers and Reports of the Delegated Powers & Deregulation Committee and Sewel Motions listed in Scottish Parliament Fact sheet - Parliamentary Business: Current Series

Territorial Coverage: 2002-03

All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills 

Title Bill/CAP No Bill type Summary England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Anti-Social Behaviour Bill 83; HL84; CAP38 Govt The Bill is designed to ensure that the police have the appropriate powers to deal with serious anti-social behaviour. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill except for part 6 covering firearms. Covered by the Bill.  A number of measures are subject to separate commencement  provisions Not covered by Bill
Arms Control and Disarmament (Inspections) [HL] Bill HL2; 50; CAP34 Govt The Bill amends the Arms Control  and Disarmament (Inspections Act) 1991 to reflect additional rights of access under the 1999 Agreement on the Adaption of the CFE Treaty.  It also allows  for further amendments to be made to implement future amendments to the CFE Treaty. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Communications Bill 6; HL41; CAP21 Govt The Bill will give effect to the Government's proposals for the reform of the regulatory framework for the communications sector, as set out in the Communications White Paper - A New Future for Communications (Cm 5010) - published on 12 December 2000. Covered by the Bill.  The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),  Covered by the Bill.  The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),  Covered by the Bill.  The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems),  Covered by the Bill.  The large majority of the provisions in the Communications Bill are on reserved matters (the exceptions being training and equality of opportunity in broadcast employment). The Bill applies to the whole of the United Kingdom (a few procedural matters being dealt with separately for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take account of the different legal systems), 
Community Care (Delayed Charges) Bill 4; HL20; CAP5 Govt The Bill provides for a system of charging social
services authorities for the cost of NHS hospital
beds occupied by people who no longer need
acute hospital treatment but cannot be
discharged safely without help from social
services authorities; and provides for removing, in circumstances to be
set out in Regulations, the power of social
services authorities to charge for certain
services.
Covered by the Bill.  Part 1 of the Act can come into force at different times in England and Wales and is expected to commence in England only in the first instance. Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill.  All parts of the Bill affect the powers of the NAW.  Part 1 of the Act can come into force at different times in England and Wales and is expected to commence in England only in the first instance. Not covered by Bill
Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies Bill 15; HL57; CAP15 PMB1 The Bill would allow members of community benefit
societies to ‘lock-in’ the society’s assets as a protection against  demutualisation. It also reforms aspects of the law which applies to community benefit societies and
co-operatives to bring it into line with modern company law.
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill
Courts Bill [HL] HL12; 112; CAP39 Govt  The Courts Bill will primarily implement those of the key courts related recommendations contained in Sir Robin Auld's Review of the Criminal Courts in England and Wales. It also makes provision for a number of other changes relating to judicial matters and to civil and family court procedure. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill.  The Bill mainly applies to England and Wales only but certain provisions applying to inspections, courts martial and damages also apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill.  The Bill mainly applies to England and Wales only but certain provisions applying to inspections, courts martial and damages also apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland.  There are specific provisions relating to judicial titles in NI and the Official Solicitor for NI.
Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL] HL5: 78; CAP32 Govt The Bill makes provision for furthering co-operation with other countries in respect of  
criminal proceedings and investigations; to extend jurisdiction to deal with  
terrorist acts or threats outside the United Kingdom; to amend section 5 of the  
Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 and make corresponding provision in  
relation to Scotland; and connected matters.
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Any matter within the competence of the Scottish Parliament will be subject to a commencement order in the SP.  Provision for customer and account monitoring orders in Scotland are provided for separately in the bill to allow for the differences in the legal systems.  Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Criminal Justice Bill 8; HL69; CAP44 Govt The Bill aims to improve the management of court cases and provide a sentencing framework which is clearer and more flexible.  Other issues are also covered. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill.  However, provisions relating to reporting of trials extend to Scotland and some UK legislation is amended. Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Northern Ireland is not covered by many of the provisions but part 5 (which amends the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996) and part 7 (jury trials) apply to NI. Provisions relating to reporting of trials extend to NI and some UK legislation is amended.
Electricity (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 39; HL30; CAP9 Govt This Bill is being introduced to facilitate the Government's response to the financial difficulties of British Energy, and to allow the Government to plan for a smoother path through administration should the British Energy not be able to deliver the restructuring it announced.  Although the provisions of the Bill are especially relevant to British Energy's position, with the exception of Clause 1, they have general application. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill
European Parliament (Representation) Bill 7; HL29; CAP7 Govt The Bill enables the number of UK European Parliament seats to be reduced in the light of the expansion of the EU.  It also provides for electors in Gibraltar  to vote in EP elections as part of a combined area with part of England & Wales. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
European Parliament and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill [Carried over] 160 Govt The Bill provides for piloting of innovative voting methods in the 2004 European and local elections Covered by the Bill.  Schedule 1 - relating to the timing of by-elections, etc applies differently in E, W & S. Covered by the Bill.  Schedule 1 - relating to the timing of by-elections, etc applies differently in E, W & S. Covered by the Bill.  Schedule 1 - relating to the timing of by-elections, etc applies differently in E, W & S. Not covered by Bill
European Union (Accessions) Bill 98; HL72; CAP35 Govt The Bill enables the Accession Treaty to be implemented in UK law, approves the provisions of the Accession Treaty insofar as they relate to the powers of the European Parliament and provides a power to grant nationals of "the eight relevant states" the same rights to work in the UK from 1 May 2004 as are enjoyed by nationals of the states in the EEA. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Extradition Bill 2; HL50, CAP41 Govt The Bill is designed to replace the present extradition arrangements with a new streamlined system which would have simplified appeal procedures. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Certain provisions based on the Police and Criminal Evidence Act do not apply to Scotland but similar powers already apply.  Sewel motion agreed to.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Female Genital Mutilation Bill 21; HL98; CAP31 PMB7  The  Bill repeals and re-enacts the provisions of the 1985 Act and gives them extra-territorial effect as was recommended by an All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health reporting in 2000. It also increases the maximum penalty. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Finance Bill 94; HL87; CAP14 Govt A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in
connection with finance.
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Fire Services Bill 81; HL71, CAP36 Govt The Bill gives the Secretary of State the power by order to fix or modify conditions of service, including pay, of members of a fire brigade.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Fireworks Bill 17: HL77; CAP22 PMB3 The Bill enables the Secretary of State to make “fireworks regulations” to regulate the supply and use of fireworks; its aim is to reduce noise, nuisance and injuries. Fireworks regulations may include provisions to prohibit the use of fireworks during anti-social hours; make certain  specified types of fireworks illegal; introduce a licensing system for retailers; restrict the year-round sale of fireworks; and impose stricter rules on the training of those who give professional displays. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill
Health (Wales) Bill 1; HL17; CAP4 Govt The Health (Wales) Bill seeks to extend the powers of
Community Health Councils in Wales and to provide
for two statutory bodies in Wales: the Wales Centre for
Health and Health Professions Wales .
Not covered by Bill.  Technically, the Bill extends to England as well as Wales, although English NHS bodies should only be
affected by it to the extent that they would be required to co-operate with Welsh CHCs in respect of Welsh patients being treated in England.
Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill
Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill 70; HL94; CAP43 Govt The Bill amends the law about the National Health Service; to make provision about quality and standards in the provision of health and social care, including provision establishing the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection and the Commission for Social Care Inspection; to amend the law about the recovery of NHS costs from persons making compensation payments; to provide for the replacement of the Welfare Food Schemes; to make provision about appointments to health and social care bodies; Covered by the Bill Partly covered by the bill.  Provisions in part 3 relating to CHAI, to compensation recovery and welfare foods apply as do minor provisions on arrangements for ministers and appointments.  Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill.  Provisions relating to NHS foundation trusts do not apply to Wales.  The CSCI will cover England only but the Bill provides similar powers to NAW. Not covered by the bill except for minor provisions on arrangements for ministers and appointments
Household Waste Recycling Bill (was Municipal Waste Recycling Bill) 19; HL97; CAP29 PMB5 The Bill would set a national recycling and composting target of 50% of municipal waste by 2010. It would also impose a duty on Waste Authorities to prepare sustainable waste strategies and to report annually on progress in improving recycling rates. Finally the Bill would give power to Waste Disposal Authorities to require Waste Collection Authorities to deliver waste to them in a manner which will facilitate reprocessing and recycling. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Only section 1, requiring a national plan for recycling applies to Scotland.  Consultation with the Scottish Executive would be required. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Only section 1, requiring a national plan for recycling applies to Northern Ireland.  Consultation with the Northern Ireland Executive would be required.
Hunting Bill [Lost] 10; HL95 Govt The Bill prohibits the hunting with dogs of wild mammals, except where it is carried out in accordance with an exemption, and hare coursing. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill
Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Bill 13; HL33; CAP1 Govt The Bill is part of the tax re-write project and the main purpose is to restate the tax legislation to make it clearer and easier to use.  However, some minor legislative changes are incorporated. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Industrial Development (Financial Assistance) Bill 5; HL58; CAP11 Govt The Bill amends section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 to introduce new (higher, financial ceilings on assistance. Covered by the Bill.  Covered by the Bill.   The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling. Covered by the Bill.   The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling. Covered by the Bill.   The Bill extends to the United Kingdom as the power in section 8 is used to set up UK wide schemes of financial assistance for industry. The devolved administrations may use section 8 as the statutory authority for their own activities and their expenditure counts towards the financial ceiling.
Licensing Bill [HL] HL1; 73; CAP17 Govt  The Bill provides for a unified system of regulation of the activities of the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment (see Schedule 1), and the provision of late night refreshment (see Schedule 2). In the Bill, these activities are referred to collectively as "the licensable activities".  Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill with some minor exceptions Not covered by Bill but an amendment to the Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997 extends to NI.
Local Government Bill 9; HL43; CAP26 Govt The Bill covers various aspects of local authorities including capital finance, grants, rates, council tax and housing finance. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill, however some minor provisions, e.g. on the power to combine local elections with EP elections would affect Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill.  The Bill was drafted in liaison and agreement with the National Assembly for Wales and the Wales Office so that, where appropriate, it applies to both England and Wales.  Some provisions apply differently in England and Wales. Not covered by Bill, however some minor provisions, e.g. on the power to combine local elections with EP elections would affect Scotland and Northern Ireland.
National Minimum Wage (Enforcement Notices Bill [HL] HL8; 51; CAP8 Govt The Bill amends the National Minimum Wage Act to ensure that enforcement notices can be issued in respect of employees who are no longer working with the employer in question. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; however, an amendment made in the Lords, at the request of the Scottish Executive, excludes the enforcement of the agricultural minimum wage in Scotland from its  provisions. Agriculture is a devolved matter and it is expected that the Scottish Parliament will introduce parallel legislation to deal with the Scottish agricultural minimum wage.
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland Assembly Elections and Periods of Suspension Bill 104; HL64; CAP12 Govt The Bill postpones the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly from the revised date of 29 May 2003 and provides a mechanism for setting a new date. Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Bill 74; HL47; CAP3 Govt The Bill postpones the elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly, due on 1 May 2003, to 29 May 2003. This is in order to give the various parties involved in negotiations to restore devolved government time to consider forthcoming proposals from the Government. Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission, etc) Bill [HL] HL102; 158; CAP25 Govt The Bill establishes a commission to monitor the implementation of the 'Good Friday' agreement and provides for measures to be taken against ministers or parties that are not compiling with its provisions.. Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill
Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill [Carried over] 12 Govt The purpose of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill is to speed up the
planning system.
Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill. Sewel motion agreed to. Covered by the Bill.  Part 6 of the Bill makes specific provisions for Wales. Not covered by Bill
Police (Northern Ireland) [HL] Bill HL15; 52; CAP6 Govt The Bill further implements the recommendations of the Independent ("Patten") Commission. Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill