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How to amend Lords Amendments

These steps are for you as an MP, although your staff can help you with steps 1 and 2.

Steps

  1. Go to Bills before Parliament on Parliament’s website and find the bill you are interested in. Click on “All bill documents” and find the Lords Amendments list in the list of versions of the bill on the bill’s webpage. You can also get a hard copy of the Lords Amendment list from the Vote Office. Use the Lords Amendment list to find the number of the Lords Amendment you’re interested in.
  2. Think about how you would change the Lords Amendment or what alternative you would suggest.
  3. Contact the Clerk of Legislation in the Public Bill Office to discuss your objectives (phone 3255 or email PBOHoC@parliament.uk). They will then help you write your amendment.

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