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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Parliamentary Stages

The table below shows all the Parliamentary stages the Bill went through before it received Royal Assent and became an Act.

StageDate (all dates are 1999) and Hansard reference
HOUSE OF COMMONS (introduced on 10 February)
Second Reading23 February (vol. 326, col. 214)

2 March to 27 April: 25 sittings

(Standing Committee D)


17 May (vol. 331, col. 643) and

20 May (vol. 331, col. 1241)

Third Reading20 May (vol. 331. col.1342)
HOUSE OF LORDS (brought from the Commons on 21 May)
Second Reading10 June (vol. 601, col. 1561)

24 June (vol. 602, col. 1075);

6 July (vol. 603, col. 725);

13 July (vol. 604, col. 177);

20 July (vol. 604, col. 818)


11 October (vol. 605, col. 26)

13 October (vol. 605, col. 366)

Third Reading27 October (vol. 606, col. 302)
House of Commons
Consideration of Lords amendments3 November (vol. 337, col. 297)
House of Lords
Consideration of Commons amendments8 November (vol. 606, col. 1154)
House of Commons
Consideration of Lords amendments9 November (vol. 337, col. 924)
House of Lords
Consideration of Commons amendments9 November (vol. 606, col. 1323)
ROYAL ASSENT (11 November)

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