Explanatory notes for bills: new format
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The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel has published a proposed new format for explanatory notes, which help explain the contents of bills.
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Working with colleagues from the Cabinet Office, Parliament and the Legislation team at the National Archives, the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel has helped to develop a proposed new format for explanatory notes. The new format aims to make them accessible in a user friendly form across multiple platforms.
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Published: 21 November 2014
Updated: 15 May 2015
- Government response to the consultation added.
- Added new format explanatory notes for the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill.
- First published.