MPs consider Lords Amendments to the Care Bill

12 May 2014

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Care Bill, in the House of Commons on Monday 12 May 2014.

The House of Commons agreed with the Lords Amendments. The Bill is now waiting for Royal Assent, which is scheduled for Wednesday 14 May 2014.

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Summary of the Bill

A Bill to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers, to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect, to make provision about care standards, to establish and make provision about Health Education England, to establish and make provision about the Health Research Authority, and for connected purposes.

Progress of the Bill

The Bill was introduced to the House of Lords on 9 May 2013 and had its third reading in the Lords on 29 October 2013. The Bill completed its Third reading in the Commons on 11 March and returned to the Lords on 7 May for consideration of Commons amendments.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Care Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library Analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has prepared the following papers:

Lords Amendments

When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.

Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.

What happens after consideration of amendments?

Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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