MPs debated the Committee and remaining stages of the Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill in the House of Commons
Committee and remaining stages
The Bill was reported without amendment and debate was opened by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, Ms Nusrat Ghani.
The Bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Commons without a division and with no amendments.
The debate was opened by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling. Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald responded on behalf of the Opposition.
The Bill passed Second Reading without a division.
Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill
Summary of the Bill
This Bill seeks to make it an offence to:
- direct or shine a laser beam towards a vehicle in such a way as to dazzle or distract, or be likely to dazzle or distract, the person driving, piloting, navigating or otherwise in control of that vehicle when it is moving or is ready to move
- direct or shine a laser beam towards an air traffic facility, or to direct or shine a laser beam towards a person providing air traffic services, in both cases in such a way as to dazzle or distract, or be likely to dazzle or distract a person providing air traffic services.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
House of Commons Library analysis
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The Library has published a briefing paper for the Second Reading.
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