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Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Home Office
Mrs Theresa May
Home Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

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

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Next event

  • Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons | 23.02.2015

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 160 2014-15, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 548KB 23.01.2015

Latest news on the Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15

This Bill has now completed its committee stage and the remaining stages of the Bill are expected on Monday 23 February 2015.

The Bill completed its House of Lords stages on 5 November 2014 and was presented to the House of Commons on 6 November 2014. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

Summary of the Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15

A Bill to Amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Part 4 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Terrorism Act 2006; to make provision about involvement in organised crime groups and about serious crime prevention orders; to make provision for the seizure and forfeiture of drug-cutting agents; to create an offence of communicating sexually with a child; to make it an offence to possess an item that contains advice or guidance about committing sexual offences against children; to create an offence in relation to controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships; to make it an offence to possess a knife or offensive weapon inside a prison; to make provision for the prevention or restriction of the use of communication devices by persons detained in custodial institutions; to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union relating to serious crime; and for connected purposes.

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