Commons remaining stages: Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

15 October 2013

MPs completed the debate on the report stage and third reading of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill in the House of Commons Chamber, on Tuesday 15 October 2013

MPs approved the third reading of the Bill without a vote and it has now completed all its stages in the Commons and moves to the House of Lords for consideration.

Report stage day two and third reading of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Day two of the report stage and the third reading of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill took place on Tuesday 15 October 2013.

Report stage day one of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Day one of the report stage on the Bill took place on Monday 14 October 2013.

Summary of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

To make provision about anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder, including provision about recovery of possession of dwelling houses; to make provision amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Schedules 7 and 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Extradition Act 2003; to make provision about firearms and about forced marriage; to make provision about the police, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Serious Fraud Office; to make provision about criminal justice and court fees; and for connected purposes.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs 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 the following briefing papers for the Bill:

Progress of the Bill

The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 9 May 2013 and had its second reading on 10 June 2013. The committee stage took place on the 18 June 2013 and concluded on the 16 July 2013.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill and find out how a bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

What happens at Report stage?

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. All MPs may speak and vote as well as suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

What happens next?

The Bill is due to have its report stage (day two) on Tuesday 15 October 2013. The third reading is also scheduled to take place on 15 October 2013.

What is the report stage of a bill?

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

If the bill started in the Lords it returns to the House of Lords for consideration of any amendments the Commons has made.

Watching the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill 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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