MPs complete final stages of Crime and Security Bill

09 March 2010

MPs completed the remaining stages of the Crime and Security Bill which now moves to the House of Lords

The main matters under discussion during the report stage was the future status of the Government's DNA database and alcohol disorder zones.

Key areas

This Bill contains a range of policing, crime and security measures. The key areas are:

  • establishes new time limits for keeping DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints together with changes to the circumstances in which such samples can be collected
  • reduces information requirements for police stops and searches
  • introduces a new Domestic Violence Protection Notice, by which a senior police officer could require a suspected perpetrator to stop molesting a victim and to leave the premises, pending application to court for the Bill’s new Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • extends the new injunctions to prevent gang-related violence to under-18s
  • strengthens the legal assumption that a court will make a parenting order when 10-15 year olds are convicted for a breach of an anti-social behaviour order
  • establishes a new licensing requirement for businesses carrying out vehicle immobilisation, in addition to the existing one for individuals
  • introduces a new criminal offence of possessing a mobile telephone in prison
  • introduces a new offence of allowing minors access to air weapons

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