Crime Bill: Commons Stages

03 December 2018

MPs are to debate the second reading of the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 3 December 2018.

Second reading

The debate is expected to start at around 5.30pm, following the statement from Geoffrey Cox on the legal position of the EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill

Summary of the Bill

The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill enables appropriate officers (eg a constable) to apply for the production of existing stored electronic information located or controlled outside the UK, for use in the investigation and prosecution of indictable offences. Such a power can only be applied for where a designated international co-operation arrangement exists and permits.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Crime 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 Second Reading.

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