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: 2006-07

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 Type of bill Summary England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Building Societies (Funding) and Mutual Societies (Transfers) Bill (formerly known as Financial Mutual Arrangements Bill) 23, 95; HL 65,  93 PMB 7 This Bill seeks to loosen certain restrictions on the operating conditions of mutual societies and to provide the opportunity for government to change the manner in which future rule changes are effected.  The institutions most affected will be the building societies.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill 118, 156 G The Bill focuses on two topics:  child support maintenance and the provision of lump sum payments in connection with mesothelioma Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Some measures and general provisions also apply to NI
Concessionary Bus Travel Bill [HL] HL 13,33,88: 60,119; Cap 13 G The Bill will guarantee free off-peak travel for everyone aged 60 and over and disabled people on all local buses anywhere in England from April 2008 Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [HL] HL 2; HL 25; HL 36;  HL 92; 61, 96; Cap 17 G The Bill seeks to establish a new National Consumer Council; require utility companies to join redress schemes and estate agents an ombudsman scheme; give individuals rights to cancel contracts for goods and services made away from business premises. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill (but not by ss31-33).   Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 17.1.07 c31173 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill (but not by ss 13, 14, 31-33. 37 & parts of cl. 43, 47)
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill [carried over from 2005-06] 220, 236, 2005-06: 5, 70, 113, 133;, 145, 148 2006-07;  HL 19, HL 28, 40,  72, 76,  87, 94, 98 2006-07; Cap 19 G The Bill seeks to  create a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter which will replace the common law offence of manslaughter by gross negligence as far as corporations are concerned.  In Scotland the new offence will be called corporate homicide. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill 130 G The Bill is very wide ranging and covers a number of areas such as youth justice, sentencing, release and recalls of prisoners, crime. Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill  except in respect of certain reserved matters Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill  except in respect of certain reserved and excepted matters
Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Bill 3; HL 35, 57; Cap 8 G The Bill seeks to facilitate the identification of households qualifying for financial and practical support during the phasing out of analogue television broadcasting signals in favour of digital signals. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Disabled Children (Family Support) Bill 20 PMB4 The Bill makes provision for carers of disabled children to be assessed and provided with short breaks.  It places duties on local authorities and the National Health Service in respect of disabled children and their carers. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill 18 PMB 2 The Bill makes provision to advance time in England by one hour throughout the year for an experimental period of 3 years Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill, subject to cl 9(2) Covered by the Bill, subject to cl 9(2) Covered by the Bill, subject to cl 9(2)
Finance Bill 86, 120; HL 85; Cap 11 G The Bill grants certain duties, alters other duties, amends the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue and make further provision in connection with finance. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill [HL] HL 3, 70, 79; 129; Cap 20 PMB The aim of the Bill is to provide civil remedies for those faced with forced marriage and victims of forced marriage. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill 6: HL 31 G The Bill is intended to enable the Government to implement section 43 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 which would allow cases involving serious and complex fraud to be tried by a judge acting alone without a jury in certain circumstances Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Further Education and Training Bill [HL] HL 6, 30, 44; 75, 125; Cap 25 G The Bill implements proposals in 'Further education:  raising skills, improving life chances', Cm 6768.  Makes provision for the Learning and Skills Council for England; further education institutions and industrial training levies. Covered by the Bill Covered by ss11 & 12.  ss 24 & 25 and sch 1 & 2 amend enactments extending to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 17.1.07 c31176 Covered by the Bill.  The Bill gives measure-making powers to the National Assembly for Wales in the field of education and training. Covered by ss 11 and 13
Greater London Authority Bill 11; HL 46, 71, 84: Cap 24 G The Bill is designed to give effect to the Government's policy statement of 13.7.06 in relation to the GLA.  It seeks to increase the Mayor's strategic role in relation to housing, health, planning, culture, climate change, waste and the environment and to enhance the powers of the Assembly in relation to its budget and appointments. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill (but provisions in practice apply only to England) Not covered by the Bill
House of Commons (Participation) Bill 22 PMB6 The Bill seeks to provide for the Speaker of the House of Commons to have power to determine the eligibility of members of the House of Commons to participate in certain legislative and other proceedings of the House        
Income Tax Bill 14, 48: HL 52; Cap 3 G This Bill is produced by the Tax Law Rewrite Project with the aim of rewriting the UK's existing primary direct tax legislation to
make it clearer and easier to use, without changing or making less certain its general effect.  Covers income tax, specific relief's, specific rules about trusts.
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
International Tribunals (Sierra Leone) Bill [HL] HL 60; 110; Cap 7 G This Bill amends the International Criminal Court Act 2001 so that a sentence enforcement agreement may be agreed with the Special Court and implemented. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses Bill 4; HL 17; Cap 55 G This Bill gives the Financial Services Authority , the chief financial regulator, in the UK  an overarching power to prevent recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses from introducing new, additional regulatory procedures because of a takeover by an overseas body subject to its own domestic legislation.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill 10, 100; HL 42, 64, 69; Cap 6 G The Bill contains measures designed to re-introduce a
presumption in favour of jury trial for offences triable
on indictment, subject to a fall-back arrangement for a
small number of exceptional cases for which the
Director of Public Prosecutions will be able to issue a
certificate stating that a trial is to take place without a
jury.  
Covered by ss 14-20, 44-9; sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7) Covered by ss 14-20, 44-9; sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7) Covered by ss 14-20, 44-9; sch. 5 & 6, 9(6) & (7) Covered by the Bill
Land Use (Gardens Protection etc) Bill 19 PMB3 The Bill would make provision for the protection of gardens and urban green space and would confer on local authorities the power to set local density targets.  It would encourage the transfer of some land formerly used for economic purposes to residential use. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Legal Services Bill [HL] HL 9, 50; 108, 135; Cap 29 G The Bill would establish a new framework for the regulation of legal services in England and Wales. Covered by the Bill Cl 186-7 & sch. 20 extend to Scotland Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill 16, 77, 167; HL 74, 101; Cap 28 G The Bill seeks to enact many of the provisions of the local government white paper - Strong and prosperous communities (Cm 6939) - for the reform of the local government system in England and current arrangements for patient and public involvement in the provision of health and social care services. Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  The Bill gives measure-making powers to the National Assembly for Wales in the field of local government. Not generally covered by the Bill
Mental Health Bill [HL] HL 1, 34, 45, 83; 76, 107, 139; Cap 12 G The Bill will amend the Mental Health Act 2003 and make some changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to help ensure that people with serious mental disorders can be required, where necessary, to receive the treatment they need to protect them and the public from harm. Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) Bill 7; HL 8; Cap 53 G The Bill makes provision for preparations for the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland in accordance with the St Andrews Agreement. Covered by the Bill (but not by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) Covered by the Bill (but not by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) Covered by the Bill (but not by cl 20 & 21 & sch 8 & 9) Covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland (St Andrews Agreement) (No 2) Bill 84; Cap 4 G This Bill is designed to extend the deadline for the restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland set out in the Northern Ireland (sty Andrews Agreement) Act 2006. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Offender Management Bill 9, 50, 147; HL 47; Cap 21 G This Bill would allow for probation boards to be replaced with
trusts, with the Secretary of State commissioning
services from a range of providers, including in the
private and voluntary sector.
Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill
Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill 21 PMB5 This Bill makes provision for the establishment of a compulsory registration scheme for off-road vehicles Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Parliament (Joint Departments) Bill [HL] HL 29; 94: Cap 16 G The Bill allows the Corporate Officers of both Houses of Parliament to establish joint departments of both Houses. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Pensions Bill 12, 56, 146, 152; HL 61, 77, 91, 96: Cap22 G This Bill makes provision about pensions and other benefits payable to persons in connection with bereavement or by reference to pensionable age Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Planning-Gain Supplement (Preparations) Bill 37; HL 43; cap 2 G This Bill permits expenditure in preparation for the imposition of a tax on the increase in the value of land resulting from the grant of permission for development.

Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Rating (Empty Properties) Bill 102; HL 80; Cap 9 G This Bill implements a commitment in the March 2007 Budget to reform and reduce rating relief on empty non-domestic property in order to encourage owners to bring such property back into occupation. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Serious Crime Bill [HL] HL 27, 59, 66; 103, 140: Cap 27 G This Bill makes provision for a range of measures to prevent and investigate serious crime. Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion agreed in session 2 SP OR 8.3.07 c33008.  No LCM will be lodged in session 3. Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill
Statistics and Registration Service Bill 8, 51, 134, 144: HL 53, 75, 82, 89; Cap 18 G This Bill provides for the creation of a Statistics Board which will be the legal successor to the Office for National Statistics.  It also regularises the employment position of registrars in England and Wales. Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 1.2.07 cc31780-5 Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill
Sustainable Communities Bill 17, 115; HL 81; Cap 23 PMB1 This Bill makes provision for the Secretary of State to publish action plans to promote the sustainability of local communities. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [HL] HL 5, 22, 37; 65, 86; 65; Cap 15 G This Bill makes provision for the establishment of a new tribunals system, reforming the criteria for judicial appointment and other matters Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill.   Legislative Consent Motion agreed to SP OR 31.1.07 cc31625-30 Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill
UK Borders Bill 53, 82; HL 68, 100, 168; Cap 30 G This Bill makes provision about immigration and asylum Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill.  No Legislative Consent Motion lodged. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Welfare Reform Bill (introduced in 2005-06 and carried over to 2006-07) 208, 2005-06; 1, 13, 89 2006-07; HL 24, 48, 2006-07; cap 5 G This Bill makes provision about a range of social security benefits Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Partially covered by the Bill
* as at 24 January 2008