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Crime Bill: Commons Stages

30 January 2019


MPs debated the remaining stages of the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Remaining stages

The debate was opened by the Minister for Security and Economic Crime, Mr Ben Wallace, with Shadow Solicitor General Nick Thomas-Symonds responding on behalf of the Opposition.

MPs divided twice over Lords amendments to this Bill, over electronic data and other States ability to access it.

The Bill has now returned, as amended, to the House of Lords.

Second reading

MPs debated the second reading of the Crime Bill on 3 December 2019.

The debate was opened by Security Minister Ben Wallace, with Shadow Solicitor General Nick Thomas-Symonds responding on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed second reading without a division.

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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