The Policing and Crime Bill
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers on the Policing and Crime Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
Policing and Crime Bill: Commons stages
Consideration of Lords amendments: 10 January 2017
MPs did not approve all Lords amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill so the Bill returns to the House of Lords for further scrutiny. The House of Lords agreed to the proposed amendments and the Bill received Royal Assent on 31 January 2017.
Remaining stages (Report stage (day two) and Third Reading): 13 June 2016
Report Stage (day two) and the Third Reading of the Policing and Crime Bill took place on Monday 13 June in the House of Commons.
The Policing and Crime Bill passed Third Reading without a division. The Bill then moved to the House of Lords for further consideration.
Report Stage (day one): 26 April 2016
MPs debated the Report Stage (day one) of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 26 April 2016.
A carry-over motion was agreed on 7 March 2016 which allowed consideration of the Bill to be resumed in the 2016-17 session.
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.
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 Committee stage.
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.
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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