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Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2017-19

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 c. 25
1 November 2018

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

19 July 2018
Commons
16 May 2018
Lords
27 March 2018
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 255 EN 2017-19 Lords Amendments
19 July 2018
Commons
16 May 2018
Lords

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker could certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself could be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Speaker's Signed Certificate
16 October 2018
Commons
Departmental Memorandum
15 October 2018
Commons
Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion - 15 May 2018
15 May 2018
Commons
Speaker's Certificate - 23 April 2018
23 April 2018
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 107-TR(a) Amendment for Third Reading
9 July 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107-R-I Marshalled list for Report
2 July 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107-R(b) Amendment for Report
28 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107-R(a)(Rev) Amendments for Report
27 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107-I Marshalled list for Committee
15 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107(e) Amendments for Committee
14 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107(d) Amendment for Committee
12 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107(c) Amendments for Committee
8 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107(b) Amendments for Committee
7 June 2018
Lords
HL Bill 107(a) Amendments for Committee
6 June 2018
Lords
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 May 2018
1 May 2018
Commons
30 April 2018
Commons
26 April 2018
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
17 October 2018
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 October 2018
17 October 2018
Commons
16 May 2018
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 May 2018
2 May 2018
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on the Bill
18 April 2018
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill
24 April 2018
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
23 May 2018
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: Gary Martin (RCTB01)
2 May 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Wienerworld Limited (RCTB02)
2 May 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: London Councils and the Greater London Authority (Joint submission) (RCTB03)
2 May 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (RCTB04)
2 May 2018
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association (RCTB05)
2 May 2018
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter dated 30/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth regarding issues raised during the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill committee stage.
30 June 2018
Letter dated 12/06/2018 from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to Peers regarding issues raised during the Second Reading
12 June 2018

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

2 May 2018
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

23 April 2018
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
23 April 2018
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
23 April 2018
Commons

Commons Report stage

15 May 2018
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

15 May 2018
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
16 May 2018
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
16 May 2018
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
4 June 2018
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
4 June 2018
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
19 June 2018
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 June 2018
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
4 July 2018
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
4 July 2018
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
18 July 2018
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 July 2018
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
1 November 2018
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings)
1 November 2018