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Credit Regulation (Child Pornography) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule, SO No 23)
Geraint Davies

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 20.01.2012

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 61 2010-11 (as introduced) | PDF version 16.11.2010

Latest news on the Bill

The Bill was not moved for debate on 20 January 2012. The order to read the Bill a second time lapsed. There is no indication when the Bill will progress further.

The Bill had its first reading on 21 July 2010 through the Ten Minute Rule procedure.

If you require any further information about the Bill then please contact the sponsor Geraint Davies.

Summary of the Bill

This Bill would make any payment institution liable for penalties if it facilitated the payment of money for indecent images of children. The Bill does not limit its scope to the use of debit and credit cards, but card payments to internet sites responsible for delivering such images are its main target.

Credit and debit card issuers would have a legal duty to maintain full personal identity details of all their customers. A company found guilty of an offence under the proposed legislation would face an unlimited fine.

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