Report stage (Lords)

Further chance to change the Bill

Report stage in the Chamber gives all Members of the Lords further opportunity to consider all amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill.

Report stage usually starts 14 days after committee stage. It can be spread over several days (but usually fewer days than at committee stage).

Before report stage takes place

The day before report stage starts, amendments are published in a Marshalled List – in which all the amendments are placed in order.

Amendments on related subjects are grouped together and a list (“groupings of amendments”) is published on the day.

What happens at report stage?

Detailed line by line examination of the Bill continues.

Votes can take place and any Member of the Lords can take part.

What happens after report stage?

If the Bill is amended it is reprinted to include all the agreed amendments.

The Bill moves to third reading for the final chance for the Lords to debate and amend the Bill.

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Related Information

View how the Lords voted on amendments to Bills – results available soon after the vote takes place:

  • Lords Divisions Analysis
  • See the latest groupings of amendments on Bills:

    Track the progress of all Bills at Lords report stage and view the latest Marshalled Lists of amendments for discussion: