Policing and Crime Bill: Commons remaining stages

26 May 2016

MPs debated the Report Stage (day one) of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

What happens next?

Report Stage (day two), Legislative Grand Committee and Third Reading Stage are provisionally scheduled to take place on Monday 13 June 2016.

MPs agreed a carry-over motion on 7 March 2016 which allows proceedings on the Bill to be resumed in the 2016-17 session of Parliament.

Progress of the Bill

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including Bill stages, text of the Bill, tracked changes, explanatory notes and amendment papers on the Policing and Crime Bill.

Public Bill Committee

The Bill was considered by MPs in a Public Bill Committee from 15 March to 12 April 2016.

Second Reading: Monday 7 March 2016

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Policing and Crime Bill on Monday 7 March 2016.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division.

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on the Bill.

English votes for English laws

Certain provisions of this Bill have been certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to England, and to England and Wales, and are within devolved legislative competence, so the 'English votes for English laws' procedure will apply to it in the House of Commons.

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, any provisions certified by the Speaker must be separately approved by MPs representing constituencies in England, and in England and Wales, before the Bill can receive a Third Reading. This would take place on the floor of the House in a legislative grand committee following report stage.

Bill stages and procedure

Find out more about Bill stages and procedure in the House of Commons.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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