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: 2007-08

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
Animals Act 1971 (Amendment) Bill 18 PMB 6 The Bill aims to reduce the number of situations under the Animals Act 1971 when, following an accident involving certain types of animal, an owner of the animal is strictly liable. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Banking Bill 147, 170 G The Bill establishes for the first time a  permanent statutory regime for dealing with failing banks, amends related current legislation and makes new provision for regulation of the Bank of England. Covered by Bill except for Cl 231 Covered by the Bill Covered by Bill except for Cl 231 Covered by Bill except for Cl 231
Banking (Special Provisions) Bill 73, 74; HL 34; Cap 2 G The Bill gives effect to the Government's plans to take the Northern Rock Bank into public ownership. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
British Board of Film Classification (Accountability to Parliament and Appeals) Bill 16 PMB 4 The Bill aims to reform the BBFC by making its senior appointments and classification guidelines subject to scrutiny by a select committee.  It also provides for decisions of the BBFC to be subject to appeal or review if an EDM garners he support of 50+ MPS. Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated
Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Bill 4; HL 21; Cap 5 G The aim of this small Bill is to 'clarify the legislative and regulatory position' of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link ahead of the restructuring of London and Continental Railways. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill (introduced in 2006-07 & carried over to 2007-08) 118, 156, 2006-07: 3,  116, 2007-08; HL 12, 35; Cap 6 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
Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] HL 8, 32; 96, 133; Cap 23 G The Bill makes provisions to reform the statutory framework for the care system, to ensure that children and young people receive high quality care and support and to drive improvements in the delivery of services focussed on the needs of the child. Covered by the Bill Para 9 of Sch 1 applies to Scotland Covered by the Bill, with the exception of the provision to enable the Chief Inspector to issue a compliance notice where they have concerns that standards in residential care settings are not being met, which applies to England only. Not covered by the Bill
Climate Change Bill [HL] HL 9, 87; 97, 129; Cap 27 G The Bill sets up a framework for the UK to achieve its long-term goals of reducing carbon emissions and to ensure steps are taken towards adapting to the impact of climate change. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Act except for ss 71-7, 81, 88, Sch 5, 6.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 20.12.07 c4759 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Act except for ss 71-6, 79, 81, 88, Sch 5, 8
Counter-Terrorism Bill 63, 100, 168; HL 65, 82, 93, 96; Cap 28 G The Bill contains a number of provisions which the Government states are designed to enhance counter-terrorism powers.

Covered by most of the Bill except cl 11,12,15,24,25,

30,78,83

Covered by most of the Bill except cl 10,12,14,15,23,

25,29,64,65,77,83

Covered by most of the Bill except cl 11,12,15,24,25,

30,78,83

Covered by most of the Bill except cl 10,11,14,23,24,29,3

0,64,65,77,78

Criminal Evidence (Witness Anonymity) Bill 134, 140: HL 176; Cap 15 G The Bill abolishes the common law rules relating to anonymity orders for witnesses in criminal trials and replace them with statutory powers. Covered by the Bill Service courts provisions also apply to Scotland Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (introduced in 2006-07 and carried over to 2007-08) 130, 2006-07; 1,  15, 104, 105; HL 15 2007-08; Cap 4 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.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament  30.1.08  c5627 Covered by the Bill Not generally covered by the Bill  except in respect of certain reserved and excepted matters
Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill [HL] HL 2, 17, 26, 91; 80, 150; Cap 31 G This Bill provides the legal and administrative framework for the distribution of assets from dormant bank accounts. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 24.1.08 c5387 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Education and Skills Bill 12, 81, 164; HL 58, 80; Cap 25 G The Bill puts a duty on all young people to participate in education or training until the age of 18; amends legislation about the provision of adult education and training, and support for young people; changes the regulatory framework for inspection of independent educational provision. Covered by the Bill Covered by clauses 71-5, 142, 146, 148-50.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 20.2.08 c6125 Covered by the Bill.  The Bill also confers framwork powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s149) Covered by clauses 142, 146, 148-50
Employment Bill [HL] HL 13, 49, 60; 117, 151; Cap 64 G The Bill contains diverse proposals to reform existing law covering industrial relations and employment protection, with a particular focus on vulnerable workers. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by clauses 8-13
Energy Bill 53, 79, 160; HL 52, 86, 95 G The Bill contains the legislative provisions required to implement UK energy policy following the publication of the Energy Review 2006 and the Energy White Paper 2007. Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 13.11.08 c12449 Covered by the Bill Largely covered by the Bill
European Communities (Finance) Bill 2; HL 2; Cap 1 G This Bill seeks to give effect in UK law to the decisions on the financing of the EU budget taken at the December 2005 European Council meeting. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
European Union (Amendment) Bill 48; HL 40; Cap 7 G The Bill is intended to enable the UK to ratify the Treaty of Lisbon which it signed on 13 December 2007.  The Treaty of Lisbon amends the principal EU treaties. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Finance Bill 89, 124; HL 74; Cap 9 G The Bill encompasses all of the changes to be made to tax law for the year. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Food Products (Marketing to Children) Bill 19 PMB 7 A Bill to make provision about the advertising, marketing and promotion of food and drink products to children Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Health and Social Care Bill 9, 52: HL 33, 62, 68; Cap 132 G The Bill seeks to enforce professional regulation and create a new integrated regulator, the Quality Care Commission, for adult and social care. Covered by the Bill Some provisions extend to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 9.1.08 c4842 Covered by the Bill Some provisions extend to Northern Ireland
Housing and Regeneration Bill 8;, 54, 142; HL 47, 67, 77; Cap 17 G The Bill gives effect to the Government's proposals to create the Homes and Communities Agency and the Office for Tenants and Social Landlords Covered by the Bill Some consequential matters may extend to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 19.3.08 c7104 Covered by the Bill Some consequential matters may extend to Northern Ireland
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] HL 6, 25, 83; 70, 120; Cap 22 G The purpose of the Bill is to amend the law relating to assisted reproduction treatment and embryo research. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Local Transport Bill [HL] HL 1, 15; 67, 106; Cap 85 G The Bill seeks to enable local authorities to improve the quality of local bus services; to reform the arrangements for local transport governance in the major conurbations; to reform the existing legislation relating to local road pricing schemes. Covered by the Bill Clauses 1-6, 41, 46-52, 59, 63, 65, 106, 109, 111-8 extend to Scotland Covered by the Bill.  The Bill also confers framwork powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s235 & sch 17) Clauses 109, 112-3, 115-8 extend to Scotland
National Insurance (Contributions) Bill 7, 137; HL 28, 78; Cap 16 G The Bill introduces new regulation powers to enable Ministers to implement changes in personal taxation announced in the March 2007 budget. Covered by the Bill except cl 2 Covered by the Bill except cl 2 Covered by the Bill except cl 2 Covered by the Bill except cl 1,3,
Pensions Bill 25, 75, 174: HL 50, 79, 89; Cap 30 G The Bill is the second part of the package of reforms to the UK pensions system set out in the May 2006 pensions white paper. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 12.3.08 c6865 Covered by the Bill Covered by PI chapters 4 & 5, section 104-6,  109-11
Planning Bill 11, 71, 171; HL 69, 94, 97: Cap 29 G The Bill seeks to provide for a single consent regime for a wide rage of infrastructure projects currently approved under separate pieces of legislation. Covered by the Bill except s178 Parts 1-8, 11 largely extend to Scotland Covered by the Bill.  The Bill also confers framwork powers on the National Assembly for Wales (s202) Not covered by the Bill
Planning and Energy Bill 17, 72, 149; HL 56, 75; Cap 21 PMB 1 The Bill seeks to enable local planning authorities to set requirements for energy generation and energy efficiency in local plans. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Private Equity (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment) Bill 28 PMB 5 The Bill seeks to provide greater employment protection for employees who work in businesses which are changing ownership by share transfer. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered to the same extent as it is covered by the 2006 regulations
Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Bill [HL] HL 7, 46; 103; Cap 13 G The Bill provides for the establishment of the Local Better Regulation Office, for the co-ordination of regulatory enforcement by local authorities, for the creation of civil sanctions in relation to regulatory offences and for the reduction and removal of regulatory offences. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Sale of Student Loans Bill 6, 13, 121: HL 24, 55: Cap 10 G The Bill contains measures to enable a programme of sales of the Government's Student Loans Portfolio. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill 26; HL 59; Cap 11 PMB 2 The Bill seeks to amend the Education Act 1996 in relation to the provision and publication  of information about children who have special educational needs (SEN). Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Statute Law (Repeals) Bill [HL] HL 37; 115; Cap 12 G The Bill would repeal a number of statutes which have become obsolete.  It follows the recommendations in the 18th report of the UK Law Commission Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in the Scottish Parliament 23.4.08 c7839 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill 27 PMB 3 The Bill provides for the protection of temporary and agency workers Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
* as at 26 November 2008