As The Bill clears its final laps around Westminster, we’ve got the latest news on its progress:
Parliament’s website tells us that the third and final reading of The Bill took place yesterday (5th February), which is effectively the last chance the Lords have to make suggested amendments to the piece.
The Amendments discussed covered clauses 11, 37, 51-53, 66, 69, 70, 73, 76, 87, 88 and 126 of the Bill.
- Check out The Lords Amendments to The Bill here
- You can find some explanatory notes on their Amendments in this publication
- And here’s the transcript of the third and final reading which took place yesterday
The Bill will now go to the Commons where the Lords’ amendments will be considered.
UPDATE: The Bill now has a provisional sitting set for 10th February, when the Amendments will be considered on the floor of the House.
A quick recap of The Bill’s content is added below:
The Bill seeks to reform legislation relating to the following areas –
- adoption and children in care
- aspects of the family justice system
- children and young people with special educational needs
- the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England
- statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters
- time off work for ante-natal care
- the right to request flexible working