Skip to main content

Professional Qualifications Act 2022

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2021-22

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).

Professional Qualifications Act 2022 (c. 20)
28 April 2022

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 130 Commons Amendments
15 March 2022
Lords
Bill 231 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
18 January 2022
Commons
Bill 231 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
18 January 2022
Commons
Bill 194 2021-22 (as brought from the House of Lords)
18 November 2021
Commons
9 November 2021
Lords
22 June 2021
Lords
12 May 2021
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

HL Bill 130 Explanatory Notes on Commons Amendments
15 March 2022
Lords
Bill 194 EN 2021-22
18 November 2021
Commons
Bill 194 EN 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords) - large print
18 November 2021
Commons
12 May 2021
Lords

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”.

Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
26 May 2021
Lords
Professional Qualifications Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
12 May 2021
Lords

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.

Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 March 2022
14 March 2022
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 March 2022 - large print
14 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 March 2022
11 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2022
10 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2022
4 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2022
2 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2022
1 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2022 - large print
1 March 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2022
28 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2022
25 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 February 2022
24 February 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2022
22 February 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 January 2022
18 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2022
17 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
14 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
11 January 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 December 2021
17 December 2021
Commons
HL Bill 36-I(Corrected) Marshalled list for Report
8 November 2021
Lords
HL Bill 36(e) Amendments for Report
4 November 2021
Lords
HL Bill 36(d) Amendment for Report
3 November 2021
Lords
HL Bill 36(c) Amendments for Report
2 November 2021
Lords
HL Bill 36(b) Amendments for Report
21 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 36(a) Amendments for Report
9 July 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2-III Third marshalled list for Committee
17 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2-II(a) Amendment for Committee
16 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2-II Corrected second marshalled list for Committee
9 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2-I(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
8 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee
4 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee
3 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2(d) Amendments for Committee
2 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee
1 June 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee
28 May 2021
Lords
HL Bill 2(a) Amendments for Committee
26 May 2021
Lords

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

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 14 March 2022
14 March 2022
Commons
Chair's Provisional Selection and Grouping - 18 January 2022
18 January 2022
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.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 14 March 2022
14 March 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 January 2022
18 January 2022
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
24 February 2022
Commons

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

3rd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
7 June 2021
Lords
2nd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
27 May 2021
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]
23 December 2021
Commons

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

Professional Qualifications [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
20 May 2021
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.

Written evidence submitted by the General Medical Council (PQB01)
19 January 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (PQB02)
19 January 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (PQB03)
19 January 2022
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Professional Qualifications Bill: Impact Assessment Supplementary Note
14 October 2021
Professional Qualifications Bill: Impact Assessment
12 May 2021

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 Paul Scully MP to Chi Onwurah MP and Bill Esterson MP regarding an update on engagement with devolved administrations to secure legislative consent motions.
21 February 2022
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Davies regarding the recognition of professional qualifications in relation to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and the lack of discussion about professional qualifications in meetings of the UK-EU Partnership Council, as discussed during the Third Reading.
19 November 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Hope and Lord Purvis regarding issues raised during the Report Stage: engagement activity with the Devolved Administrations (DA), the request for DA-BEIS correspondence to be published in the Parliamentary Library.
17 November 2021
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Fox, Lord Purvis and Baroness Randerson regarding the relationship of the Privy Council and the Bill.
23 September 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness Blake of Leeds and others regarding points raised during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill: negative procedure Statutory Instruments, retained EU legislation
6 July 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Baroness Noakes regarding the impact assessment in relation to Clause 9 which provides for a duty for regulators to provide information to regulators in another part of UK, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
6 July 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Baroness Randerson and Baroness Finlay regarding the Education Workforce Council and Social Care Wales as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
6 July 2021
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Davies regarding the powers that can be exercised under Clause 13, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill
6 July 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Moynihan regarding British nationals qualified as Snowsport Instructors working in Switzerland, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
6 July 2021
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Lansley regarding points raised during the Committee stage (first day) of the Bill: unmet demand, Impact Assessment, implementation of international recognition agreements in legislation, regulation of healthcare professionals, Amendment 10
13 June 2021
Letter dated 13/06/2021 from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis regarding regulator fees, as discussed during the Committee stage (first day) of the Professional Qualifications Bill
13 June 2021
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding points raised during the Committee stage (first day): oversight of regulators - setting fees, excluding professions from the Bill, data sharing clauses, recognition of EEA professionals, CRAG process and international agreements, regulator autonomy, professions covered by the Bill, skills shortage and immigration targets.
13 June 2021

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Compilation PDF of Committee debates so far
18 January 2022
Commons
18 January 2022
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
15 December 2021
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage - Commons Hansard link
14 March 2022
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
14 March 2022
Commons

Lords 1st reading

12 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

25 May 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

22 June 2021
Lords
14 June 2021
Lords
9 June 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

9 November 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

17 November 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

5 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

28 April 2022

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
12 May 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
25 May 2021
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Minutes of Proceedings
22 June 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
14 June 2021
Lords
Minutes of Proceedings
9 June 2021
Lords

Lords Report stage

Minutes of Proceedings
9 November 2021
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
17 November 2021
Lords

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Minutes of Proceedings
5 April 2022
Lords

Royal Assent

Minutes of Proceedings
28 April 2022