Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Commons stages

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Commons second reading
28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Summary of the Bill

A Bill to make provision in connection with controlling the cost of health service medicines and other medical supplies; to make provision in connection with the provision of pricing and other information by those manufacturing, distributing or supplying those medicines and supplies, and other related products, and the disclosure of that information; and for connected purposes.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Consideration of Lords amendments

On Tuesday 25 April, MPs considered Lords amendments to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill. MPs disagreed with the Lords amendment and proposed amendments in lieu. The Bill then returned to the Lords for further consideration. The House of Lords agreed to the Commons amendments and the Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 27 April 2017.

On15 March 2017, MPs disagreed with Lords Amendment 3 relating to the UK's life sciences sector. The Bill then returned to the House of Lords for further consideration.

Commons remaining stages (Report and Third Reading)

MPs debated the remaining stages of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 December.

The Bill passed Third Reading without a division and progressed to the House of Lords.

Public Bill Committee stage

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 8-15 November 2016. The Public Bill Committee then reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill on Monday 24 October 2016.

The Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill passed Second Reading without a division. MPs debate the main principles of the Bill at Second Reading.

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff 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 published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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