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Volunteering Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
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

Last event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 03.02.2012

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 94 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 74KB 09.06.2011

Latest news on the Bill

The sponsoring member nominated 3 February 2012 for the second reading. As the House did not sit on this day it was not debated. 

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 21 October 2010. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage. 

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Mr Christopher Chope.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill would provide for the introduction of a 'fit and proper person certificate', which would fulfil the requirement for background checks for potential volunteers. The certificate would be a signed declaration by a potential volunteer stating that they had not been convicted of an offence. For volunteers aged under 18, the certificate would be countersigned by a parent or guardian.  

The Bill would also amend the Police Act 1997 to take account of the introduction of the new certificate.

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