Remaining stages of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill

06 September 2011

The House of Commons held the report stage and third reading of the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill on Monday 5 September. The Bill will now be considered by the House of Lords

Summary of the Bill

On 26 January 2011 the Home Secretary announced the outcome of the review of counter-terrorism and security powers, including the review of control orders. This included a commitment to repeal control orders and replace them with a more focussed and less intrusive system of terrorism prevention and investigation measures.

The Bill abolishes the system of control orders, established under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, and replaces it with a new regime designed to protect the public from terrorism, called Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures.

Progress of the Bill

The Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 23 May 2011 and received a second reading on 7 June 2011. The Bill was considered by a Public Bill Committee from 21 June to 5 July 2011.

The report stage was held on 5 September and New Clauses 3, 4, 5 and 6 were added to the Bill without a division. New Clause 1 was negatived on a division. Amendments 9-19 were agreed to without a division. Amendment 20 was negatived on a division.

The Bill also received a third reading on a division (Ayes 297; Noes 221) and will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation on the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produce briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The Library has published briefing papers for second reading and report stage.

Report stage and third reading

The report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider further amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill which has been examined in committee.

There is no set time period between the end of committee stage and the start of the report stage.

What happens at report stage?

All MPs may speak and vote, for lengthy or complex Bills the debates may be spread over several days. All MPs can suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

What happens after report stage?

Report stage is usually followed immediately by debate on the Bill's third reading.

What happens at third reading?

Debate on the Bill is usually short, and limited to what is actually in the Bill, rather than, as at second reading, what might have been included.

Amendments (proposals for change) cannot be made to a Bill at third reading in the Commons.

At the end of the debate, the House decides (votes on) whether to approve the third reading of the Bill.

What happens after third reading?

If the Bill started in the Commons it goes to the House of Lords for its first reading.

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