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: 2009-10

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
Anti-Slavery Day Bill 20; HL 30; Cap 14 PMB 6 The Bill would introduce a national day to raise awareness of the need to eradicate all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Bribery Bill [HL] HL 3, 27, 52; 69, 95: Cap 23 G The Bill seeks to provide a modern and comprehensive scheme of bribery offences to equip prosecutors and courts to respond more effectively to bribery at home and abroad. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill except that amdts of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 do not extend to Scotland Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Child Poverty Bill 112, 2008-09; carried over to 2009-10; 10; HL 21, 34, 46, 92; Cap 9 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 Memorandum lodged in Scottish Parliament. Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and 11 Covered by the Bill except cl 10 and Part 2
Children, Schools and Families Bill 8, 61, 105; HL 36; Cap 26 G The Bill aims to provide guarantees for parents and pupils setting out what they are entitled to expect from the schools system.  It will also reform the curriculum and introduce a new scheme for teachers. Covered by the bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the bill.   Part I includes provisions within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.  Legislative consent motion agreed in NAW. Not covered by the Bill
Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill [HL] HL 2; 63; Cap 11 G The Bill seeks to create criminal offences in order to enforce the prohibitions set out in Article 1 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill 142, 2008-09; carried over to 2009-10; 4, 68, 106; HL 40; Cap 25 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
Corporation Tax Bill 1; HL 53; Cap 4 G The Bill substantially completes the rewrite of the corporation tax code.  It includes provisions on losses and gifts to charities, various reliefs such as group relief, distributions, particular types of companies and activities, avoidance, and definitions. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Crime and Security Bill 3, 73; 45; Cap 17 G The Bill contains a range of policing, crime and security measures. Covered by the bill except ss 8-13 (except s11(2)), 15. Covered by ss 16, 18-20, 39-40, 42-46 of the bill Covered by the bill except ss 8-13 (except s11(2)), 15. Covered by ss 5(2), 8-13, 15-20, 39-40, 43-46 of the bill
Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill 17; HL 53; Cap 22  PMB 3 The bill makes provision for or in connection with the debts of certain developing countries. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Digital Economy Bill [HL] HL 1, 32, 44, 55; 89; Cap 24 G The Bill implements aspects of Government policy on digital media set out in the 'Digital economy' white paper published in June 2009. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Energy Bill 7, 104; HL 37; Cap 27   G The Bill follows on from the low carbon transmission plan, published in July 2009.  This plan aims to deliver emissions cuts of 34% from 1990 levels by 2020 and of 80% by 2050, while maintaining security of supply, maximising economic opportunities and protecting vulnerable consumers. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Equality Bill 85, 2008-09; carried over to 2009-10; 5, 96; HL 20, 35, 39; Cap 15 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 Memorandum lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the bill Partially covered by the bill
Finance Bill 100; HL 54; Cap 13 G The Bill seeks to grant certain duties, alter other duties; amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Financial Services Bill 6, 107; HL 26, 51; Cap 28 G The Bill seeks to amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (including provision about financial education) and make other provision about financial services and markets, including the administration of court funds by the Director of Savings and the creation of a Council for Financial Stability. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill.  Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Fiscal Responsibility Bill 13; HL 24; Cap 3 G The Bill imposes a statutory duty on the Treasury to meet specific targets for the reduction of Government borrowing and debt.  It also gives Parliament a greater role in fiscal responsibility. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Flood and Water Management Bill 9, 53, 108; HL 28, 50; Cap 29 G The Bill seeks to address the threat of flooding and water scarcity, both of which are predicted to increase with climate change.  Requires the Environment Agency to create a National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Managaement Strategy. Covered by the Bill except s43(1) Covered by s43(1), para 42 of Sch 4, s45  Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged in the Scottish Parliament Covered by the Bill except s43(1) Not covered by the Bill
Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill 18 (Bill dropped) PMB 4 The Bill makes provision for the appointment, functions and powers of a grocery market ombudsman. Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill Covered by the bill
Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill 16 (Bill dropped) PMB 2 The Bill would make provisions about the functions, powers and constitution of local authority overview and scrutiny committees Covered by the bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the bill Not covered by the Bill
Mortgage Repossession (Protection of Tenants) Bill 15; HL 38; Cap 19 PMB 1 The main purpose of the Bill is to offer protection to tenants of rental properties whose landlord has both defaulted on his mortgage and not notified his lender that the property was being let (an 'unauthorised tenancy') Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill [HL] HL 4; 75; Cap 16 G The Bill amends the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to allow the Northern Ireland Assembly to delegate its powers in relation to the setting of salaries and allowances of members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).  The Bill will enable the NIA to confer these functions on an independent body of its choosing. Not covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Personal Care at Home Bill 11, 97: HL 23, 48, 49; Cap 18 G The Bill will provide for those with the greatest care needs to be offered free personal care at home.  Existing powers allow local authorities to provide certain community care services free of charge for up to 6 weeks.  The Bill will remove this time limit in respect of personal care at home for those in greatest need. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Includes provisions within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.  Legislative consent motion agreed in the NAW 12.1.10  Not covered by the Bill
Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill 19; HL 47; 20 PMB 5 The Bill will place a duty on sunbed businesses to prevent use of sunbeds by under-18s and provide for local authority enforcement of this duty. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill 21, 82; Cap 21 PMB 7 The Bill seeks to amend the 2007 Act by setting a deadline for the Secretary of State to initiate the next round of proposals from local authorities under the Act for enhancing the sustainability of local communities. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Bill 2, 44; HL 54; Cap 8 G The Bill rewrites a series of provisions in existing tax law, including provisions on double taxation relief, transfer pricing, advance pricing  agreements and tax arbitrage. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill 62; HL 33; Cap 2 G This Bill will re-instate the Government's terrorist asset-freezing regime, after the Supreme Court quashed the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2006 and provisions in the Al-Qaida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) Order 2006. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill [HL] HL 17, 58; 79; Cap 10    G The Bill makes it easier in some circumstances for creditors of insolvent companies or individuals to have access to the proceeds of insurance policies payable to the debtor. Covered by the Bill except s3 Covered by the Bill except s2 and paras 3 and 4 of Sch 1 Covered by the Bill except s3 Covered by the Bill except s3
Video Recordings Bill 14; HL 22; Cap 1 G The Bill repeals and revives, without amendment, the Video Recordings Act 1984.  Its purpose is to rectify a procedural error made during the passage of the 1984 Act, thereby making the age-related calssification and supply controls contained in that Act enforceable in UK courts.  the Bill would allow the 1984 Act to be amended by the Digital Economy Bill 2009-10 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill.  Consent of NIS obtained.
* as at 9 April 2010