Reform of the police service has been debated on several occasions in Parliament recently. Find all the latest information on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill and other parliamentary material
Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill
The Government's Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 30 November 2010. The Bill proposes to replace police authorities with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners, with the aim of improving police accountability.
The Bill had its second reading on 13 December 2010 and was then considered by a Public Bill Committee. Report stage took place on 30 and 31 March and the Bill also received a third reading. The Bill is now being considered by the House of Lords.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documents on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library regularly produce briefing papers which inform MPs about key issues. The Library has produced two Research Papers on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill.
House of Lords Library analysis
The House of Lords Library produce briefing papers which inform Members of the House of Lords about key issues. The Lords Library have produced a briefing note on the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill.
Debates on policing in the House of Commons
There have been a number of recent urgent questions, statements and debates held in the Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall on the subject of policing and reform of the police service.
Debates on policing in the House of Lords
The House of Lords have held two general debates on the subject of policing and police and crime.
Commons Home Affairs Select Committee
The Commons Home Affairs Committee published a short report on 23 February 2011 on police finances.
Joint Committee on Human Rights
The House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights recently published a report into facilitating peaceful protest.
Early Day Motions
Early day motions (EDMs) are tabled by MPs to publicise a particular event or cause, and to gather support among MPs for that event or cause. MPs demonstrate their support for an EDM by signing the motion. Browse the latest EDMs on police.