MPs debated amendments by the House of Lords to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill on Tuesday 4 February 2014.
Summary of the Bill
The Bill seeks to make provision about anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder, including provision about recovery of possession of dwelling houses; to make provision amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Schedules 7 and 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Extradition Act 2003; to make provision about firearms and about forced marriage; to make provision about the police, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Serious Fraud Office; to make provision about criminal justice and court fees; and for connected purposes.
Progress of the Bill
The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 9 May 2013 and had its second reading on 10 June 2013. The committee stage took place on the 18 June 2013 and concluded on the 16 July 2013. This Bill completed its third reading in the House of Commons on 15 October 2013.
The Bill then went to the House of Lords for consideration. The Bill had its first reading in the Lords on 16 October 2013 and completed its third reading on 27 January 2014.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
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 prepared the following papers:
When a Bill has passed through third reading in both Houses it is returned to the first House (where it started) for the second House's amendments (proposals for change) to be considered.
Both Houses must agree on the exact wording of the Bill. There is no set time period between the third reading of a Bill and consideration of any Commons or Lords amendments.
What happens after consideration of amendments?
Once the Commons and Lords agree on the final version of the Bill, it can receive Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament (the proposals of the Bill now become law).
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