Professional Qualifications Act 2022


make provision relating to entitlement to practise certain professions, occupations and trades; and for connected purposes

What is this Bill?

The Professional Qualifications Act 2022 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 12 May 2021 and became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed
Commons Completed
Royal Assent

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Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

28/04/2022
Royal Assent (Commons)
28/04/2022
Act of Parliament
Professional Qualifications Act 2022 (c. 20)
05/04/2022
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
15/03/2022
Bill
HL Bill 130 Commons Amendments
15/03/2022
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 130 Explanatory Notes on Commons Amendments
14/03/2022
3rd reading (Commons)
14/03/2022
Report stage (Commons)
14/03/2022
Programme motion
14/03/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 14 March 2022
14/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 March 2022
14/03/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 14 March 2022
14/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 14 March 2022 - large print
11/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 March 2022
10/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 March 2022
04/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2022
02/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2022
01/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2022
01/03/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2022 - large print
28/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2022
25/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2022
24/02/2022
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
24/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 February 2022
22/02/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2022
21/02/2022
Will write letters
Letter from Paul Scully MP to Chi Onwurah MP and Bill Esterson MP regarding an update on engagement with devolved administrations to secure legislative consent motions.
16/02/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not agreed by Senedd Cymru - 16 February 2022
11/02/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not agreed to by the Scottish Parliament - 10 February 2022
11/02/2022
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Memoranda submitted to the Scottish Parliament - 10 February 2022
19/01/2022
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the General Medical Council (PQB01)
19/01/2022
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (PQB02)
19/01/2022
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Universities UK (PQB03)
18/01/2022
Committee stage (Commons)
18/01/2022
Bill
Bill 231 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
18/01/2022
Bill
Bill 231 2021-22 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
18/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 January 2022
18/01/2022
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 January 2022
18/01/2022
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair's Provisional Selection and Grouping - 18 January 2022
17/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2022
14/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2022
11/01/2022
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2022
23/12/2021
Press notices
Have your say on the Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]
17/12/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 December 2021
15/12/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
15/12/2021
Programme motion
15/12/2021
Money resolution
15/12/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
19/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Davies regarding the recognition of professional qualifications in relation to the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and the lack of discussion about professional qualifications in meetings of the UK-EU Partnership Council, as discussed during the Third Reading.
18/11/2021
1st reading (Commons)
18/11/2021
Bill
Bill 194 2021-22 (as brought from the House of Lords)
18/11/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 194 EN 2021-22
18/11/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 194 EN 2021-22 (as brought from the Lords) - large print
17/11/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
17/11/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Hope and Lord Purvis regarding issues raised during the Report Stage: engagement activity with the Devolved Administrations (DA), the request for DA-BEIS correspondence to be published in the Parliamentary Library.
09/11/2021
Report stage (Lords)
09/11/2021
Bill
HL Bill 65 (as amended on Report)
08/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36-I(Corrected) Marshalled list for Report
05/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36-I Marshalled list for Report
04/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36 Running list of amendments
04/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36(e) Amendments for Report
03/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36 Running list of amendments
03/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36(d) Amendment for Report
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36 Running list of amendments
02/11/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36(c) Amendments for Report
14/10/2021
Impact Assessments
Professional Qualifications Bill: Impact Assessment Supplementary Note
06/10/2021
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not approved by the Senedd on 5 October 2021
23/09/2021
Will write letters
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Fox, Lord Purvis and Baroness Randerson regarding the relationship of the Privy Council and the Bill.
21/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36 Running list of amendments
21/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36(b) Amendments for Report
09/07/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 36(a) Amendments for Report
06/07/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Moynihan regarding British nationals qualified as Snowsport Instructors working in Switzerland, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
06/07/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Baroness Noakes regarding the impact assessment in relation to Clause 9 which provides for a duty for regulators to provide information to regulators in another part of UK, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
06/07/2021
Will write letters
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Davies regarding the powers that can be exercised under Clause 13, as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill
06/07/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Baroness Blake of Leeds and others regarding points raised during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill: negative procedure Statutory Instruments, retained EU legislation
06/07/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Baroness Randerson and Baroness Finlay regarding the Education Workforce Council and Social Care Wales as discussed during the Committee stage (third day) of the Bill.
22/06/2021
Bill
HL Bill 36 (as amended in Committee)
17/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2-III Third marshalled list for Committee
16/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2-II(a) Amendment for Committee
13/06/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Grimstone to Lord Lansley regarding points raised during the Committee stage (first day) of the Bill: unmet demand, Impact Assessment, implementation of international recognition agreements in legislation, regulation of healthcare professionals, Amendment 10
13/06/2021
Will write letters
Letter Lord Grimstone to Lord Purvis of Tweed regarding points raised during the Committee stage (first day): oversight of regulators - setting fees, excluding professions from the Bill, data sharing clauses, recognition of EEA professionals, CRAG process and international agreements, regulator autonomy, professions covered by the Bill, skills shortage and immigration targets.
13/06/2021
Will write letters
Letter dated 13/06/2021 from Lord Grimstone of Boscobel to Lord Purvis regarding regulator fees, as discussed during the Committee stage (first day) of the Professional Qualifications Bill
09/06/2021
Committee stage (Lords)
09/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2-II Corrected second marshalled list for Committee
08/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2-I(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
07/06/2021
Select Committee report
3rd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
04/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2-I Marshalled list for Committee
03/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2(e) Amendments for Committee
02/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2(d) Amendments for Committee
01/06/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2(c) Amendments for Committee
28/05/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2(b) Amendments for Committee
26/05/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 2(a) Amendments for Committee
26/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Professional Qualifications Bill [HL]: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
25/05/2021
2nd reading (Lords)
20/05/2021
Library Notes
Professional Qualifications [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
20/05/2021
Library Notes
Professional Qualifications [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
12/05/2021
1st reading (Lords)
12/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 2 (as introduced)
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 2 Explanatory Notes
12/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Professional Qualifications Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
12/05/2021
Impact Assessments
Professional Qualifications Bill: Impact Assessment
12/05/2021
Bill
HL Bill 2 (as introduced)
12/05/2021
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 2 Explanatory Notes
12/05/2021
Impact Assessments
Professional Qualifications Bill: Impact Assessment
12/05/2021
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Professional Qualifications Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
12/05/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
12/05/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard