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OSCOLA Referencing

UK Bills


The following are examples of how to reference UK Bills.


Bills (whole and part)

Cite a Bill by the title, House in which it originated, Parliamentary session in brackets, and running number. This number is in [square brackets] if it originated from the House of Commons, but not if from the House of Lords.

Note: when a Bill is reprinted it will be assigned a new running number.

When referring to parts of Bills i.e. clause/clauses, use cl/cls as appropriate.

Template (Footnote/Table of Legislation):

Title | HC or HL Bill | (session) | [number].


Consolidated Fund HC Bill (2008-09) [5].

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