Long title of a Bill

The long title of a Bill is the wording at the start of a Bill that begins ‘A Bill to...’ and then lists its purposes, sometimes at great length. The content of the Bill must be covered by the long title and if the content of the Bill changes before it is passed the long title may also need to be changed.

Bills also have a short title which is the more convenient name by which the Bill will usually be known.

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