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: 2008-09

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
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (for detailed table of territorial extent see Explanatory Notes Appendix A)  55, 78; HL 42, 73, 78; Cap 22 G The bill contains proposals to reform education, training and apprenticeships for young people and adults, and to provide new powers to strengthen children's trusts, improve standards in schools and increase confidence in qualifications. Covered by the bill A few provisions apply to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament Some provisions apply to Wales A few provisions apply to Northern Ireland
Autism Bill 10, 98,; HL 56; Cap 15 PMB 1 The bill aims to provide better information about the numbers of people with autism and their needs and to improve the local planning and delivery of services. Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Largely covered by the bill Not covered by the bill
Banking Bill 147, 2007-08; carried over to 2008-09 - 6, 59; HL 13, 20, 21, 23; Cap 1 G The bill establishes for the first time a permanent statutory regime for dealing with failing banks, amends related current legislation and makes new provisions for the governance of the Bank of England. Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Covered by the bill Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Covered by the bill except Cl 231
Banking (No 2) Bill [HL] HL 3 G After second reading on 16.11 withdrawn to allow identical Banking Bill to proceed Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Covered by the bill Covered by the bill except Cl 231 Covered by the bill except Cl 231
Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL] HL 15, 29, 65; 86, 115; Cap 11 G The Bill is the latest to seek to amend the law on immigration, asylum and nationality.  It includes the citizenship and child protection aspects of the Draft (Partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill which was published for consultation in July 2008. It incorporates aspects of other consultation exercises on the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland), and on immigration appeals.  Covered by the bill Covered by the bill.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in Scottish Parliament Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Business Rate Supplements Bill 2;, 116;  HL 30, 47, 51; Cap 7 G The bill will create a new power for upper tier local authorities to levy a local supplement on the business rate and to retain the proceeds for investment in that area. Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill
Child Poverty Bill 1112; carried over to 2009-10 G The Bill would provide a statutory basis to the Government's commitment in 1999 to "eradicate" child poverty by 2020. Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and 11 Covered by the Bill except cl 11 and Part 2.  Legislative Consent motion lodged in Scottish Parliament. Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and 11 Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and Part 2
Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill 142 G The Bill makes provision relating to the civil service; the ratification of treaties;  the House of Lords;  time limits for human rights claims against devolved administrations;  judicial appointments; public order around Parliament; national audit; finacial reporting to Parliament. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill except Part 4.  Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged in Scottish Parliament Covered by the bill.  Announcement of proposed Govt amdt on framework powers 28.10.09 Covered by the bill except Part 4
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies and Credit Unions Bill 14; HL 53 PMB 6 The purpose of the Bill is to introduce certain reforms to the  law of industrial and provident societies. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by cl 5,6&7(1)&(3) re amdts
Coroners and Justice Bill 9, 72, 160, 169; HL 33, 77, 80; Cap 25 G The bill includes provisions relating to coroners, criminal justice, witnesses and evidence, sentencing, legal aid, criminal memoirs and data protection. Covered by the bill except Cl 38, 54 & Sch 9 and 20 (parts) Largely covered by the bill.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the bill except Cl 38, 54 & Sch 9 and 20 (parts) Covered by the bill
Corporation Tax Bill 1, 51; Cap 4 G The main purpose of the bill is to rewrite the charge to corporation tax and the primary corporation tax legislation used by companies in computing their income. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Equality Bill 85; carried over to 2009-10 G The main elements of the Bill are: banning age discrimination in the provision of goods and services; increasing transparency in the workplace; making Britain fairer through a single equality duty; extending positive action measures to make organisations and businesses more representative; allowing all-women shortlists beyond 2015; consolidating existing legislation. Covered by the bill With one exception, covered by the bill.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the bill Partially covered by the bill
Finance Bill 90; 122; HL 63;  Cap 10 G The Bill grants certain duties, alters other duties, amends the law relating to the National Debt, and the Public Review and makes further provision in relation to finance. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Fuel Poverty Bill 11 PMB 2 This Bill would bring in three measures: an energy efficiency programme to bring existing homes up to current energy efficiency levels; social tariffs to limit vulnerable households’ exposure to high energy bills; and reinforcement of the legal duty on the Government to act to end fuel poverty Subject to Subsection 3 this  Bill extends to England only Covered by Section 10 Covered by Section 10 Not covered by the bill
Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Bill [HL] HL 12; 69; Cap 6 G This short Bill enables the UK to ratify two international agreements to protect humanitarian workers and military medical personnel: the Third Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions; and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill 15; 123: HL 61; Cap 19 PMB 7 The Bill seeks to define  and promote "green energy".  It aims to facilitate the development of green energy requiring a review and  revision of the Microgeneration Strategy, changing permitted development rights in planning law and ensuring that green energy installations do not result in higher council tax or rates bills. Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Not covered by the bill
Health Bill [HL] HL 18, 31, 70; 97; 124; 162; Cap 21 G The bill proposes to improve the quality of NHS care and services and improve public health Covered by the bill Covered by Cl 32, 33, 36, 37 and parts of Sch 3 & 4 Covered by the bill Covered by Cl 32, 33, 36, 37 and parts of Sch 3 & 4
Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill 70; HL 39; Cap 5 G A Bill to amend section 8(5) of the Industrial Development Act 1982 and to amend section 1(1) of the Export and Investment Guarantees Act 1991.

Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL] HL 2, 40, 71; 93, 167; Cap 20 G The Bill seeks to create greater opportunities for community and individual involvement in local decision-making. It also provides for greater involvement of local authorities in local and regional economic development. Covered by the bill Covered by Parts 8 & 9.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament Covered by the bill.  Clause 29  provides framework powers. Covered by Part 9
Marine and Coastal Access Bill [HL] HL 1, 38, 49, 76; 108; Cap 23 G The bill covers a broad range of marine issues, including a new Marine Management Organisation;  the marine licensing system; fisheries management; marine conservation zones;  route round the English coast. Covered by the bill Some provisions apply to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion debated and agreed to in Scottish Parliament 18.3.09 Covered by the bill.  Clause 300  provides framework powers. Some provisions apply to Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Bill 62; HL 28; Cap 3 G The bill is designed to assist with the devolution of policing and justice to Northern Ireland by making amendments to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UK-wide Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UK-wide Some of the legislation the bill amends extends UK-wide Covered by the bill
Parliamentary Standards Bill 121; HL 60, 67; 146: Cap 13 G The Bill introduces a statutory Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) and Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations.  Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Perpetuities and Accumulations Bill [HL] HL 35: 145; Cap 18 G The Bill seeks to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and amend two legal rules - against perpetuities and excessive accumulations - commonly encountered in the context of trusts. Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill
Policing and Crime Bill 7, 66, 168; HL 48, 74, 79; Cap 26 G The bill draws together a number of disparate policy issues on policing and crime. Covered by the bill Some provisions apply to Scotland.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament Covered by the bill Some provisions apply to Northern Ireland
Political Parties and Elections Bill 141 2007-08; carried over to 2008-09 - 4, 136; HL 26, 45, 54, 64 2008-09; Cap 12 G The bill makes some amendments to the regulation of party funding and election expenditure set out in the Political Parties etc Act (PPERA) 2000.  Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Postal Services Bill [HL] HL 24, 41, 44; 100.  Bill dropped G To make provision for the re-structuring of the Royal Mail Group and about the Royal Mail Pension Plan; to make new provision about the regulation of postal services. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill 29 PMB 5 This Bill intends to remove the religious requirement on the monarch’s spouse and the preference for men in the line of succession. It would have no effect on the religion of the monarch, who would still be required to be in communion with the Church of England.  The Bill would also repeal the Royal Marriages Act 1772 which places certain restrictions on members of the Royal Family marrying without consent of the monarch. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Saving Gateway Accounts Bill 3, 57, 118; HL 25, 37; Cap 8 G The purpose of the bill is to provide a financial incentive to saving among the poorest in society. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Small Business Rate Relief (Automatic Payment) Bill 13 PMB 4 This Bill intends to make the payment of the relief to small businesses automatic.  The Bill has now (6.3) been withdrawn. Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill Covered by the bill Not covered by the bill
Statutory Redundancy Pay (Amendment) Bill 12 PMB 3 The Bill seeks to provide for a mechanism for statutory redundancy pay which links it to average weekly earnings. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Welfare Reform Bill 8, 67, 159: HL 32, 62, 75; Cap 24 G The bill proposes to reform the welfare and benefit system to improve support and incentives for people to move from benefits into work. Covered by the bill Largely covered by the bill.  Legislative Consent Motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the bill Largely covered by the bill
* as at 12 November 2009