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OSCOLA referencing guide (Online): Bills

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Bills

To create a reference to a Bill, use the Bill's title and the House in which it was originally proposed. This is followed with the Parliamentary session in brackets and the running number assigned to it.

House of Commons Bills

Format: Title HC Bill  (session) [number]

Example: Consolidated Fund HC Bill (2008–09) [5]

House of Lords Bills

Format: Title HL Bill (session) number

Example: Academies HL Bill (2010-11) 1

To refer to a particular element of the Bill, clause and clauses can be abbreviated to cl and cls and added to the end of the reference. You can also use the same abbreviations as are used for statutes. 

Example: Academies HL Bill (2010-11) 1, cl 8(2) 

If all the required information to create a footnote in included when referencing to a Bill in the text, a footnote is not required.

Bills follow the same format whether the reference is in a footnote or in a bibliography. The bibliography entry should refer only to the whole Bill, rather than specific elements.

To create a reference to a Bill before the National Assembly for Wales, you should use the name of the Bill, the stage of progress and the year.

Format: Name of Bill [the stage} (year).

Examples:  Housing (Wales) Bill [as introduced] (2013).

Planning (Wales) Bill [as amended at stage 3] (2015).

Bil Tai (Cymru) [fel y'i cyflwynwyd] (2013).

Bil Cynllunio (Cymru) [fel y'i diwygiwyd ar ôl cyfnod 3] (2015).

To refer to a particular element of the Bill, clause and clauses can be abbreviated to cl and cls and added to the end of the reference. You can also use the same abbreviations as are used for statutes. 

Example: Housing (Wales) Bill [as introduced] (2013) cl 10(2). 

Bil Tai (Cymru) [fel y'i cyflwynwyd] (2013) ad 10(2).

If all the required information to create a footnote in included when referencing to a Bill in the text, a footnote is not required.

Bills follow the same format whether the reference is in a footnote or in a bibliography. The bibliography entry should refer only to the whole Bill, rather than specific elements.

To create a reference to a Bill before the Scottish Parliament, you should use the Scottish Parliament 'SP' Bill Number, the Name of the Bill, the stage of progress the session and the year.

Format: Scottish Parliament 'SP' Bill Number  | Name of Bill [stage] Session (year).

Examples: SP Bill 4 Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Bill [as introduced] Session 1 (1999) 

SP Bill 4A Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] Session 1 (2000) 

To refer to a particular element of the Bill, clause and clauses can be abbreviated to cl and cls and added to the end of the reference. You can also use the same abbreviations as are used for statutes. 

Example: SP Bill 4 Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc (Scotland) Bill [as introduced] Session 1 (1999)  cl 2(1).

If all the required information to create a footnote in included when referencing to a Bill in the text, a footnote is not required.

Bills follow the same format whether the reference is in a footnote or in a bibliography. The bibliography entry should refer only to the whole Bill, rather than specific elements.