Consideration of the Order by Parliament has now finished. The Order will come into force 14 days after it has been signed by a Home Office Minister. Contact the Home Office for further information.
14 July: The Order was formally approved by the House of Lords.
12 July: The Order was debated in a Grand Committee in the House of Lords (any member of the House of Lords may speak in a Grand Committee).
30 June: The Order was debated and approved by the House of Commons.
23 May: The Hybrid Instruments Committee met to consider the Order, the petitions and the written submissions. Their decision has been published in the Committee's First Report (see links on the left of this page).
9 May: Many of the petitioners responded in writing to the Government's written submission by the stipulated date.
18 April: The Government made a written submission on the petitions against the Order.