Amending bills: style manual

This guidance, for members of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC), explains how to draft amendments to bills.



This document provides guidance about drafting amendments to bills being debated by Parliament. The guidance was produced by the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) for its members.

Bill are proposals for new laws, or for changes to existing laws, that are presented for Parliament to debate.

Published 29 April 2015
Last updated 3 January 2019 + show all updates
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