Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Commons stages

17 January 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 16 January 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The Savings (Government Contributions) Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Savings (Government Contributions) Bill aims to make provision for, and in connection with, government bonuses in respect of additions to savings accounts and other investment plans.

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

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Savings (Government Contributions) Bill received Royal Assent on 16 January 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Commons Remaining Stages (Report Stage and Third Reading)

Report Stage and Third Reading of the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill took place on 12 December 2016.

Some amendments were made at Report Stage. The Bill passed Third Reading without a division and progressed to the House of Lords when no amendments were made.

Public Bill Committee

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 25 October to 1 November. 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 Savings (Government Contributions) Bill on 17 October 2016. The 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 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 the following briefing papers for the Bill.

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