Policing and Crime Bill: committee stage

07 July 2009

Members of the Lords continued the line by line examination of the Policing and Crime Bill on 6 July

Amendments (proposals for change) discussed covered clauses (parts) 18-29 of the Bill. A range of issues - including the regulation of lap dancing and other sex encounter venues, confiscating alcohol from young persons and more - was discussed.

During committee stage every suggested change (amendment) to the Bill can be discussed and every clause (part) has to be agreed to. Any Member can take part and votes can happen.

The fourth day of committee stage on the Bill takes place on 8 July.

The Policing and Crime Bill would change the law on a range of issues including the accountability of the police, the laws on soliciting and more.

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