Information 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: 2004-05

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
Charities Bill [HL] HL 15 dissolution Govt The Bill implements many of the measures outlined in Charities and Not-for-Profits: a Modern Legal Framework, published by the Home Office in July 2003.   Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill  Not covered by Bill 
Child Benefit Bill 13; HL23; CAP 6 Govt The Bill extends child benefit entitlement to young people who are on specified unwaged vocational training courses as well as those in full-time non-advanced education.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion not required. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill 11; HL31; CAP 16 Govt The Bill extends the objectives of Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships to include local environmental crime. It also gives local authorities and others more powers to tackle local environmental quality and anti-social behaviour including litter, fly-posting, abandoned vehicles, waste (including fly-tipping), noise nuisance and dog byelaws.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill 
Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill 3; HL21; CAP 11 Govt The Bill establishes a new government department, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and puts the prosecutions office - the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO) on a statutory footing.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill although certain clauses apply only to England and Wales. Covered by the Bill Covered by Bill although certain clauses apply only to England and Wales. 
Constitutional Reform [HL] Bill [Carried over]  HL1; 18; CAP 4 Govt The Bill will make provision for modifying the office of Lord Chancellor and make changes to the way in which some of the functions vested in that office are handled. The Bill will also create the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, create the Judicial Appointments Commission and remove the right of the Lord President of the Council to sit judicially. Covered by the Bill.  Provisions relating to the President of the Courts of England and Wales and the Heads and Deputy Heads of Criminal and Family Justice extend to England and Wales only. Covered by the Bill although certain provisions extend to England and Wales only; and to Northern Ireland only. Sewel motion agreed.  Covered by the Bill. Provisions relating  to the President of the Courts of England and Wales and the Heads and Deputy Heads of Criminal and Family Justice extend to England and Wales only.   Covered by the Bill.  Part 5 (judicial discipline: NI) extends to Northern Ireland only. 
Consumer Credit Bill 16; HL36 dissolution Govt The Bill amends the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in relation to the regulation of consumer credit and consumer hire agreements, the licensing of consumer credit businesses and the enhancement of consumer rights and redress against unfair lending practices.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Responsibility for consumer credit regulation is transferred to Northern Ireland under the devolved settlement. However, as the NI Assembly is currently suspended, Ministers have agreed that the Bill should extend to NI. 
Criminal Defence Service Bill 14 dissolution Govt The Bill changes the arrangements for the grant of public funding for representation in criminal proceedings in England and Wales.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill 
Criminal Law (Amendment) (Householder Protection) Bill 20; dropped PMB1 The Bill seeks to amend the law concerning use of force 'in defence of persons or property' against trespassers. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Disability Discrimination Bill [HL] HL6; 71; CAP 13 Govt The Bill strengthens and broadens the Disability Discrimination Act, implementing a number of recommendations of the Disability Rights Task Force.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Equal opportunities is a reserved area but provision for public authorities to promote equality of opportunity falls partly within the competence of the Scottish Parliament. Sewel motion agreed. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill 
Drugs Bill 17; HL32; CAP 17 Govt The Bill contains a package of anti-drugs measures that include expanding police powers and cracking down on dealers. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Drugs (Sentencing and Commission of Enquiry) Bill 21; dropped PMB2 The Bill makes provision for sentencing persons found guilty of supplying class A drugs; and to establish a commission of inquiry into the effects of classification of cannabis. Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Education Bill [HL] HL10; 77; CAP 18 Govt The Bill makes provision for any legislative changes required by the policy document A new relationship with schools. These include a new schools inspection regime, a revised remit for the Teacher Training Agency, changes to school budgetary arrangements and to school data and information systems.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill.  Not covered by Bill 
Electoral Registration (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] HL28; 64; CAP 1 Govt The aim of the Bill is to make provision for the registration of electors in Northern Ireland in cases where required information is not provided.  Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill
Equality Bill 72; dissolution Govt The Bill establishes the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) to take over the work of the existing equality commissions; makes unlawful discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief; creates a duty on public authorities to promote equality between the sexes Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion to be debated Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
European Union Bill  45; dissolution Govt The Bill makes provision for a referendum to be held on the ratification of the EU Constitutional Treaty; also makes provision for the Constitutional Treaty to be given effect in UK law if the referendum approves its ratification.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Finance Bill 92; withdrawn; replaced by Finance (No. 2) Bill - CAP 7 Govt The Bill grants certain duties, alters other duties, and amends the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and makes further provisions in connection with finance. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Gambling Bill  [Carried over] 2; HL 19; CAP 19 Govt The Bill gives effect to the Government's proposals for reform of the law on gambling. It contains a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and spread betting.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill with the exception of clauses relating to the legal assistance scheme, door supervision and prosecution by licensing authority. Certain other clauses differ in their application to Scotland. Sewel motion agreed.   Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by Bill but clauses relating to chain gift schemes and foreign betting apply to Northern Ireland.
Health and Safety (Directors' Duties) Bill 22; dropped PMB3 The main purpose of the Bill is to impose an obligation upon all company directors to ensure that their company is complying with health and safety law.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Identity Cards Bill 8; HL30; dissolution Govt The Bill sets out the legal framework to enable identity cards to be introduced throughout the UK and to create a National Identity Register. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Inquiries Bill [HL] HL7, 70; CAP 12 Govt The Bill is intended to provide a comprehensive statutory framework for inquiries set up by ministers to look into matters of public concern.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
International Organisations Bill [HL] HL2; 69; CAP 20 Govt This is a small technical Bill which will enable the UK to fulfil outstanding international commitments to confer legal capacity and privileges and immunities on a number of international organisations and bodies, and certain categories of individuals connected to them.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel Motion agreed Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Management of Offenders and Sentencing Bill [HL]  HL16; dissolution Govt The Bill provides for the further development of the National Offender Management Scheme (NOMS); establishes an Ombudsman for Offender Management & Prisons; includes measures to increase parity between private and public sector prisons; introduces a number of sentencing reforms; extends the use of new technology in managing offenders.  Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill but part 3 (Ombudsman) applies to Scotland in respect of complaints about certain matters mentioned in schedule 2 and certain requests under clause 21 (investigations required by Sec of State).  Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill but part 3 (Ombudsman) applies to Northern Ireland in respect of complaints about certain matters mentioned in schedule 2, and certain requests under clause 21 (investigations required by Sec of State), and also to NI in respect of certain deaths falling within Schedule 3. 
Mental Capacity Bill [Carried over] 1; HL13; CAP 9 Govt The Bill clarifies a number of legal uncertainties and reforms and updates the current law where decisions need to be made on behalf of others.  Covered by the Bill  Not covered by the Bill. Similar legislation has already been in Scotland in the form of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill 
Mobile Telephones (Re-Programming) Bill 25 PMB6 The Bill amends the Mobile Telephones (Re-Programming) Act 2002 so as to widen the categories of persons involved in changing the electronic identifiers of mobile communications devices who commit an offence under that Act Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
National Lottery Bill 7; dissolution Govt The Bill establishes a single distributor (the Big Lottery Fund) to replace the Community Fund, New Opportunities Fund and Millennium Commission; enables distributors to take account of public consultation in making distribution decisions; ensures that licensing and regulation of the National Lottery continues to maximise returns to good causes.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill 
Prevention of Terrorism Bill 61; HL 34; CAP 2 Govt  The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the making of control orders imposing obligations on individuals involved in terrorism-related activity Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill [HL] HL3; 76; CAP 10 Govt The Bill's prime function is to establish the office of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales to replace the three existing Welsh ombudsmen.  Covered by the Bill although, in practice, its provisions apply primarily to Wales Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Railways Bill 6; HL 22; CAP 14 Govt The Bill winds up the Strategic Rail Authority, passing some of its functions to the Sec of State and to the devolved administrations; gives the Office of Rail Regulation responsibility for safety and economic regulation; provides for greater local and devolved decision-making.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. Sewel motion agreed.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill 
Road Safety Bill 10; HL39; dissolution Govt The Bill makes provision for a range of road safety matters including drink driving and speeding as well as penalties and their enforcement.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill although some parts (e.g. motorway rest areas and London private hire vehicles) extend only to England and Wales. Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill but provisions relating to registration of number plate suppliers and disclosure to foreign authorities of licensing and registration information, do extend to Northern Ireland. 
School Transport Bill [Carried over] 4; HL14; dissolution Govt The Bill's main purpose is to enable LEAs in England and Wales to run school travel schemes which are tailored to the needs of their area.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill  Covered by the Bill. The NAW has the function of approving school travel schemes made by LEAs in Wales.  Not covered by the Bill 
Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill 5; HL24; CAP 15 Govt The Bill establishes the Serious Organised Crime Agency and strengthens the powers of the police and others to fight crime. The Bill introduces new measures to deal with harassment by animal rights extremists. Covered by the Bill Certain provisions including SOCA, witness protection and amendments to the Protection of Crime Act extend to Scotland. Sewel motion agreed.   Covered by the Bill Certain provisions including SOCA, witness protection  and amendments to the Protection of Crime Act extend to Northern Ireland.
Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill 26; dropped PMB7 The Bill makes provision to allow the police to enter convicted offenders house to conduct risk assessments and verify police held data.  Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill 23; dropped PMB4 The Bill seeks to give the Welsh Assembly the power to ban smoking in enclosed public places.   Not covered by Bill Not covered by Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by Bill 
Stamp Duty (Lower Rate for Energy Efficiency Measures) Bill 24; dropped PMB5 The Bill makes provision for a lower rate of stamp duty land tax to be charged on residential properties where energy efficiency measures are undertaken by, or on behalf of, the purchaser. Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
Transport (Wales) Bill 15; dissolution Govt The Bill is intended to enhance the powers of the NAW in relation to transport to enable it to implement a safe, integrated, sustainable, efficient and economic transport system for Wales. It places on the Assembly a general transport duty and a requirement to produce a Welsh transport strategy.   Covered by the Bill although, in practice, its provisions apply primarily to Wales. Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill