Plain Language Bill

About this bill

This bill promotes the use of plain English in official documents and websites.

Current status

Royal Assent given 21 October 2022.
Enacted as the Plain Language Act 2022 (2022/54)

Member of Parliament responsible

Rachel Boyack

Bill type

Member's bill



All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 53
Ref 70-2
Introduced 23 September 2021
First reading 15 February 2022
Select Committee Governance and Administration Committee
Public submissions due 31 March 2022
Select Committee report back 12 August 2022
Second reading 31 August 2022
Committee of the whole House 21 September 2022
Third reading 19 October 2022
Royal Assent 21 October 2022
Enacted as Plain Language Act 2022 (2022/54)
Divided No

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