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National Security and Investment Act 2021

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).

National Security and Investment Act 2021 (c. 25)
29 April 2021

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 199 Commons reason
28 April 2021
Lords
Bill 298 2019-21 - Lords Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu
28 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 195 Commons reason
27 April 2021
Lords
Bill 291 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
23 April 2021
Commons
15 April 2021
Lords
16 March 2021
Lords
20 January 2021
Lords
Bill 210 2019-21, as introduced
11 November 2020
Commons
Bill 210 2019-21, as introduced - large print
11 November 2020
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 291-EN 2019-21
23 April 2021
Commons
20 January 2021
Lords
Bill 210 EN 2019-21
11 November 2020
Commons
Bill 210 EN 2019-21 - large print
11 November 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”.

National Security and Investment Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
25 February 2021
Lords
National Security and Investment Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
21 January 2021
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
24 November 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 199-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
28 April 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 28 April 2021
28 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 195-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reason
27 April 2021
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 26 April 2021
26 April 2021
Commons
HL Bill 183-I Marshalled list for Report
12 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(h) Amendment for Report
9 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(g) Amendments for Report
8 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(f) Amendment for Report
7 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(e) Amendments for Report
6 April 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(d) Amendment for Report
26 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(c) Amendments for Report
25 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(b) Amendment for Report
24 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 183(a) Amendment for Report
18 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165-III Third marshalled list for Committee
11 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165-II Second marshalled list for Grand Committee
4 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165-I(b) Amendments for Grand Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
3 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165-I(a) Amendments for Grand Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
1 March 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165-I Marshalled list for Grand Committee
25 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(m) Amendments for Grand Committee
24 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(l) Amendment for Grand Committee
23 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(k) Amendments for Grand Committee
22 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(j) Amendments for Grand Committee
19 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(i) Amendments for Grand Committee
17 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(h) Amendments for Grand Committee
16 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(g) Amendments for Grand Committee
15 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(f) Amendment for Grand Committee
12 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(e) Amendment for Grand Committee
11 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(d) Amendments for Grand Committee
10 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(c) Amendments for Grand Committee
9 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(b) Amendments for Grand Committee
8 February 2021
Lords
HL Bill 165(a) Amendments for Grand Committee
5 February 2021
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 January 2021
20 January 2021
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 January 2021 - (large version)
20 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2021
18 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2021
15 January 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 December 2020
14 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 December 2020
11 December 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 December 2020
10 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2020
9 December 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 December 2020
8 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2020
4 December 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 December 2020
3 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2020
2 December 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 December 2020
1 December 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2020
30 November 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2020
27 November 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 November 2020
26 November 2020
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2020
25 November 2020
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 November 2020
24 November 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 Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
26 April 2021
Commons
Speaker's provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 20 January 2021
19 January 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 10 December 2020
9 December 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 8 December 2020
7 December 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 3 December 2020
2 December 2020
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 1 December 2020
27 November 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 Message as at 28 April 2021
29 April 2021
Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 26 April 2021
27 April 2021
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings for 20 January 2021
21 January 2021
Commons
All proceedings at Public Bill Committee Stage
11 December 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.

House of Commons Library briefing paper
16 November 2020
Commons

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

35th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
22 February 2021
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the National Security and Investment Bill
20 November 2020
Commons

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

National Security and Investment Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
28 January 2021
Lords

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

Human Rights Memorandum prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
24 November 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: Law Society of Scotland (NSIB04)
11 December 2020
Commons
Written evidence: Alternative Investment Management Association Ltd (AIMA) (NSIB05)
11 December 2020
Commons
Written evidence: Taylor Wessing LLP (NSIB06)
11 December 2020
Commons
Written evidence: Joint Working Party of the Company Law Committees of the City of London Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales (NSIB03)
9 December 2020
Commons
Written evidence: Dentons UK and Middle East LLP (NSIB01)
2 December 2020
Commons
Written evidence: The Law Society of England and Wales (NSIB02)
2 December 2020
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
24 November 2020

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 from Lord Grimstone to Baroness Neville- Rolfe, Lord Lansley and Lord Leigh regarding the provision of guidance on timelines, non-exclusive licensing of technology and the content of the Market Guidance notes, as discussed during the Report stage
20 April 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Amanda Millar, Law Society of Scotland, regarding the treatment of Scottish securities.
20 April 2021
Letter from Lord Callanan to Lord Grantchester regarding questions raised during the Report stage of the Bill: the Investment Security Unit and Ministry of Defence
20 April 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Grantchester regarding issues raised in the committee stage: extraterritorial application of Clause 7, and qualifying entities and assets
15 March 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Lansley regarding issues raised in the Bill committee stage debate: control of entities by stages
15 March 2021
Letter from Baroness Bloomfield to Lord Hodgson and others regarding issues raised during the Committee Stage of the Bill: orders made by the Secretary of State, notifiable acquisition regulations
8 March 2021
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Chi Onwurah MP regarding questions raised during the National Security and Investment Bill committee stage: information gateways in the Bill
14 December 2020
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Chi Onwurah MP regarding clauses 25 and 26 as raised during the Public Bill Committee (tenth sitting) of the National Security and Investment Bill
9 December 2020
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Julian Lewis MP regarding issues raised following the National Security and Investment Bill second reading debate
7 December 2020
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Chi Onwurah MP regarding questions raised during the National Security and Investment Bill committee stage about clauses 13 and 15 to 18
7 December 2020
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Peter Grant MP regarding the National Security and Investment Bill committee stage: questions raised about clause 11
7 December 2020
Letter from Nadhim Zahawi MP to Alan Whitehead MP regarding an issue raised during the Committee Stage (sixth sitting): paragraph 6 of Schedule 1
3 December 2020

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of all sittings
14 December 2020
Commons
11 December 2020
Commons
11 December 2020
Commons
9 December 2020
Commons
9 December 2020
Commons
4 December 2020
Commons
4 December 2020
Commons
2 December 2020
Commons
2 December 2020
Commons
30 November 2020
Commons
27 November 2020
Commons
25 November 2020
Commons
25 November 2020
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

Consideration of Lords Amendments
26 April 2021
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

17 November 2020
Commons

Commons Report stage

20 January 2021
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

20 January 2021
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
20 January 2021
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
20 January 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
4 February 2021
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
4 February 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

16 March 2021
Lords
9 March 2021
Lords
2 March 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

15 April 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

22 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

28 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

28 April 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

29 April 2021

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings
16 March 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
9 March 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
2 March 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

Minutes of Proceedings
15 April 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
22 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2021
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
29 April 2021