Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill: Committee and remaining stages

30 April 2018

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.

Second Reading

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

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff 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 published a briefing paper for the Second Reading.

Image: iStock

Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber.

Please fill in our quick feedback survey to help us improve our news content

More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Transport, Aviation, House of Commons news, Commons news, Bill news

Share this page