Criminal Finances Bill: Commons stages

28 April 2017

Both the House of Commons and the House of Lords have agreed on the text of the Criminal Finances Bill. The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

The Criminal Finances Bill

Summary of the Bill

This Public Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 October 2016. This is known as the First Reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Criminal Finances Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Criminal Finances Bill: Commons stages

Royal Assent

The Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, becoming an Act of Parliament (law).

Consideration of Lords amendments

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Criminal Finances Bill on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

The Commons agreed with the Lords amendments and the Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 27 April 2017.

Commons remaining stages (Report stage and Third Reading)

The Bill completed its remaining stages on 21 February 2017. Some amendments were made at Report stage and the Bill passed its Third Reading. The Bill then returned to the House of Lords for further scrutiny.

Committee stage

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 15-22 November 2016. The Public Bill Committee then reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

Find out more about the Public Bill Committee:

Second Reading

The Minister for Security, Ben Wallace, opened the debate on behalf of the Government.

Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and was then considered by a Public Bill Committee.

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 published a briefing paper for Second Reading:

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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