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Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2019-21

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).

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 (c. 25)
14 December 2020

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.

HL Bill 151 Commons reasons
11 November 2020
Lords
Bill 198 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
19 October 2020
Commons
8 October 2020
Lords
15 July 2020
Lords
Bill 151 2019-21 (as amended)
30 June 2020
Commons
Bill 151 2019-21 (as amended) Large font accesible version
30 June 2020
Commons
Bill 127 2019-21 (as introduced) - large font accessible version
19 May 2020
Commons
19 May 2020
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of bill showing changes made in Committee
10 July 2020
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 198-EN 2019-21
19 October 2020
Commons
15 July 2020
Lords
Bill 127 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version
19 May 2020
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
16 July 2020
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Cabinet Office
19 May 2020
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 151-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons
24 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 151(b) Motions and amendments for Consideration of Commons reasons
23 November 2020
Lords
HL Bill 151(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons reasons
18 November 2020
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 10 November 2020
10 November 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 6 November 2020
9 November 2020
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 5 November 2020
6 November 2020
Commons
HL Bill 126-R-I Marshalled list for Report
5 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(f) Amendment for Report
2 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(e) Amendments for Report
1 October 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(d) Amendments for Report
30 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(c) Amendments for Report
29 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(b) Amendments for Report
28 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-R(a) Amendment for Report
22 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-III Third marshalled list for Grand Committee
10 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-II(Rev) Revised Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
8 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-II(Provisional) Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
7 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
3 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(h) Amendment for Grand Committee
2 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(g) Amendment for Grand Committee
1 September 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(f) Amendment for Grand Committee
28 August 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(e) Amendment for Grand Committee
27 August 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
26 August 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(c) Amendment for Grand Committee
31 July 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
29 July 2020
Lords
HL Bill 126(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
28 July 2020
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 July 2020
14 July 2020
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 July 2020 - large font accessible version
14 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020
13 July 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 July 2020
10 July 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 June 2020
30 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2020
26 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020
25 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020
24 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 June 2020
23 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020
22 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020
19 June 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 June 2020
19 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 June 2020
17 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2020
16 June 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020
12 June 2020
Commons

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

Grouping of Lords Amendments by Chloe Smith and selection of motions relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
10 November 2020
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
13 July 2020
Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 2)
29 June 2020
Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (Day 1)
25 June 2020
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 10 November 2020
11 November 2020
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 14 July 2020
15 July 2020
Commons
All proceedings up to 1 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee Stage
1 July 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 June 2020
19 June 2020
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
22 October 2020
Commons
Briefing paper on Second Reading
21 May 2020
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

13th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
4 September 2020
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

5 June 2020
Commons

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

Parliamentary Constituencies Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
22 July 2020
Lords
Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020
9 July 2020
Commons

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: Councillor Julian German, Leader of Cornwall Council (PCB07)
1 July 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Aaron Fear (PCB08)
1 July 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Boundary Commission for England (follow-up from evidence session) (PCB09)
1 July 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor Toby James, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of East Anglia (PCB05)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Councillor Dick Cole (PCB06)
26 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Boundary Commission for England (PCB04)
24 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Liam Pennington (PCB01)
19 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: John Bryant (PCB02)
19 June 2020
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Alan Renwick and Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, University College London (PCB03)
19 June 2020
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office
15 July 2020
Impact Assessment from the Cabinet Office
19 May 2020

These are documents prepared by the Government to show how a Bill would amend an Act or part of an Act. They consist of the relevant Act text with tracked changes indicating the amendments to be made by the Bill.

Updated Keeling schedule version - showing the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill
3 July 2020
Commons
Keeling schedule version - showing the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986, as amended by the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill
1 June 2020
Commons

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far
3 July 2020
Commons
2 July 2020
Commons
1 July 2020
Commons
26 June 2020
Commons
26 June 2020
Commons
24 June 2020
Commons
24 June 2020
Commons
19 June 2020
Commons
19 June 2020
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

2 June 2020
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
2 June 2020
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
2 June 2020
Commons

Commons Report stage

14 July 2020
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

14 July 2020
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
15 July 2020
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 July 2020
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
27 July 2020
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
27 July 2020
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
15 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting
15 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
10 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
10 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
8 September 2020
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 September 2020
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report stage (Hansard)
8 October 2020
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 October 2020
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
15 October 2020
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
15 October 2020
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

10 November 2020
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
26 November 2020
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
26 November 2020
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
14 December 2020
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
14 December 2020