Commons debates Policing and Crime Bill

13 November 2009

The Commons debated Lords Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which draws together a number of policy issues on policing and crime

The Bill covers the following key areas:

  • introduces new provisions to improve police accountability and effectiveness
  • creates a new offence of paying for sex with someone who is controlled for gain and introduces new powers to close brothels
  • modifies the law on soliciting
  • tightens up the regulation of lap-dancing clubs by reclassifying them as sex establishments rather than entertainment venues
  • amends police powers to deal with young people drinking in public
  • introduces a new mandatory code of practice for alcohol sales
  • amends the criminal asset recovery scheme established under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • changes the arrangements for airport security and policing

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