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: 2010-

All Government bills (excluding Consolidated Fund bills, statute law repeal and consolidation bills) and numbers 1-7 in ballot for Private Members' bills*

Title Summary England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
Academies Bill [HL] The Bill would allow more schools in England to become academies Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill The Bill would prohibit the publication of certain information regarding persons who have been arrested until they have been charged with an offence Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Armed Forces Bill Armed Forces Bills appear every five years, providing the legal basis for the system of military law which exists in the UK, and an opportunity to make any suggested or necessary amendments. They also present an opportunity to introduce new measures relating to the Armed Forces outside the traditional sphere of Service discipline.

 
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill [HL] To make provision for a Charter for Budget Responsibility and for the Publication of Financial Statements and Budget Reports; to establish the Office for Budget Responsibility; to make provision about the Comptroller and Auditor General and to establish a body corporate called the National Audit Office Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Charities Bill [HL] To consolidate the Charities Act 1993 and other enactments which relate to charities Covered by the Bill Covered by aspects of the Bill, listed in c356 Covered by the Bill Covered by aspects of the Bill, listed in c356
Daylight Saving Bill The Bill would require the Secretary of State to conduct a cross-departmental analysis of the potential costs and benefits of advancing time by one hour for all, or part, of the year. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Education Bill The Bill seeks to implement the legislative proposals in the Department for Education’s schools White Paper, 'The Importance of Teaching,' and measures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills relating to skills and the reform of higher education funding. Covered by the Bill Covered by c64; LCM agreed 17 March 2011  Covered by the Bill Covered by cc21-22, and Sch 6; LCM passed 22/23 February 2011
Energy Bill [HL] The Bill makes provisions for the arrangement and financing of energy efficiency improvements in several areas including to properties by owners and occupiers and properties in the private rented sector. It also makes provisions related to reduced carbon emissions, energy security, decomissioning of nuclear sites and several other areas. Covered by the Bill, except cc10, 14(6) - (8), 15(4), 51 - 63, 73 and 104 Covered by the Bill, except cc9, 14(3) - (5), 15(3), 38 - 50, 72 and 103; LCM agreed  23 Feb 2011 Covered by the Bill, except cc10, 14(6) - (8), 15(4), 51 - 63, 73 and 104; LCM agreed 25 January 2011 Not covered by the Bill, but NI Executive seeking amendments to devolve specific powers to NI; LCM agreed 14 March 2011
Equitable Life (Payments) Bill The Bill gives HM Treasury statutory authority to incur expenditure in making payments to Equitable Life policy holders Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Bill   The Bill would amend the law relating to the distribution of the estates of deceased persons. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
European Union Bill 2010-11 The Bill aims to strengthen the UK procedures for agreeing to or ratifying certain EU decisions and Treaty changes. The Bill has been drafted in the context of new EU methods of approving Treaty changes and calls for more public and/or parliamentary involvement in such decisions.

 
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Finance Bill 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
Finance (No 2) Bill The Bill would grant certain duties to amend other duties and amend the law to 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
Fixed-Term Parliaments Bill The Bill makes provision about the dissolution of Parliament and the determination of polling days for parliamentary general elections Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Health and Social Care Bill The Bill proposes to create an independent NHS Board, promote patient choice, and to reduce NHS administration costs. Covered by the Bill Covered by cc47, 48, 50, 114-19, 198(1), 206(1), 214(2) - (4) and (6), 215(1), (3) and (4), Part 4 of Sch 14, 276-81 and 270; LCM agreed 9 March 2011  Covered by the Bill Covered by cc47, 48, 50, 114-19, 198(1), 206(1), 214(2) - (4) and (6), 215(1), (3) and (4), Part 4 of Sch 14, 276-81 and 269; LCM 8/9 March 2011 
Identity Documents Bill The main purpose of this Bill is to abolish identity cards and the National Identity Register; it repeals the Identity Cards Act 2006.  There are no provisions for refunding existing card holders. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill The Bill amends Section 232B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to extend the circumstances in which, by virtue of that section, is not to be traeted as excluded from the protection of Section 219 of that Act.   Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill The Bill would require the Secretary of State when preparing draft legislation for publication to do so in such a way that the effect of that legislation on England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is clearly and separately identified. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Loans to Ireland Bill 2010-11 The Bill authorises the Treasury to loan up to £3.25bn to Ireland, and contains an order-making power to increase this limit subject to affirmative procedure in the Commons. It also arranges for six-monthly reporting to Parliament on the status of the loan.
 
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Local Government Bill [HL] The purpose of this Bill is to revoke the structural change orders that established Exeter and Norwich as unitary authorities from 1 April 2011 and prevents the implementation of the Suffolk unitary proposals that remain outstanding. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Localism Bill The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and planning decisions.

 
Covered by the Bill Covered by cc107(1) and (3) - (6), 202(1), 201, 202(2) - (4), and 204 - 207. Clause 108 applies for particular circumstances. LCM passed 8 February 2011 Covered by the Bill Covered by cc201, 202, and 204 - 207
London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill A bill to amend the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
National Insurance Contributions Bill The Bill makes provision for an increase in the rates of National Insurance contributions paid by employees, employers and the self-employed, and a regional employer National Insurance contributions holiday for new businesses Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill  The Bill makes provision for a referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections and to provide for parliamentary elections to be held under the alternative vote system if a majority of those voting in the referendum are in favour of that; makes provision about the number and size of parliamentary constituencies. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Pensions Bill [HL] The Bill makes various provisions relating to pensions, including raising state pension age to 66, provisions on automatic enrolment into workplace pensions, and on judicial pension schemes Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; LCM 21 March 2011
Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill The Bill covers five distinct policy areas: police accountability and governance; alcohol licensing; the regulation of protests around Parliament Square; misuse of drugs; and the issue of arrest warrants in respect of private prosecutions for universal jurisdiction offences Covered by the Bill Covered by cc58, 150 and Sch17, 151, 155 - 157, and 153 in particular circumstances Covered by the Bill; LCM on byelaw powers passed 8 February 2011, LCM on Police and Crime Panels rejected 8 February 2011 Covered by cc58, 150 and Sch17, 151, 155 - 157, and 153 in particular circumstances
Postal Services Bill The Bill provides for the restructuring of Royal Mail, regulatory arrangements for postal services and connected purposes
 
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Protection of Freedoms Bill The Bill covers a range of areas in an attempt to protect rights. Provisions include:  amendments to police stop and search powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, a new framework for police rentenion of fingerprints and DNA data, and outlawing wheel-clamping on private land Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; LCM tabled 1 March 2011 Covered by the Bill; LCM 21 March 2011
Public Bodies Bill [HL] To make provision for conferring powers on Ministers of the Crown in relation to certain public bodies and offices, to confer powers on Welsh Ministers in relation to environmental public bodies, to make provision in relation to forestry, to make provision about amendment of Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972; and for connected purposes. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill. LCM agreed 17 March 2011. Covered by the Bill; LCM tabled 22 February 2011 Covered by the Bill; 7 March 2011
Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill This Bill would require the Secretary of State and local authorities to publish strategies in connection with promoting local enterprise. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill
Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill  This Bill closes the Child Trust Fund, the Saving Gateway and the Health in Pregnancy Grant
 
Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; LCM passed 15 December 2010
Scotland Bill The Bill will implement recommendations of the Final Report of the Commission on Scottish Devolution (the Calman Commission). It would make changes to the finances of the Scottish Parliament, including a new Scottish rate of income tax, and make a number of adjustments to the boundary of devolved responsibilities. Technically covered, though the Bill's practical effects are in Scotland Covered by the Bill. LCM agreed 10 March 2011, with recommendation of a new LCM to consider amendments. Technically covered, though the Bill's practical effects are in Scotland Technically covered, though the Bill's practical effects are in Scotland
Superannuation Bill The Bill makes provision for limiting the value of benefits provided under the Superannuation Act 1972 by way of compensation for loss of office or employment. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill
Sustainable Livestock Bill The Bill requires the Secretary of State to improve the sustainability of the production etc of products derived from livestock. Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill, but it has UK implications Covered by the Bill Not covered by the Bill, but it has UK implications
Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc Bill [HL] The Bill makes provision for imposing financial restrictions on certain persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; LCM passed 11 October 2010
Welfare Reform Bill The Bill provides for the introduction of a 'Universal Credit' to replace a range of existing means-tested benefits and tax credits for people of working age, starting from 2013. Besides introducing Universal Credit and related measures, the Bill makes other significant changes to the benefits system. Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill Covered by the Bill; LCM tabled 22 March 2011 Covered by cc33, 34, 89, 120(1) - (13), 121(1) - (9), and Part 7 excluding Sch 13
 

* as at 28 March 2011