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Criminal Records (Public Access) Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Mr Christopher Chope

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 90 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 76KB 10.05.2011

Latest news on the Bill

This Bill has been withdrawn and will not progress any further.

The Bill had its first reading on 21 October through the Presentation Bill procedure. The second reading was on 13 May 2011 but was subsequently withdrawn.

If you require any further information about the Bill then please contact the sponsoring Member, Christopher Chope.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would require that a criminal records office (defined as "the Criminal Records Bureau or any successor body with similar statutory functions") must keep copies of all Magistrates’ Courts Registers, and any other registers produced by a court listing convictions, in electronic form, and must make these accessible to the public. It would provide that such information would not be considered 'personal information' for the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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