Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill: Lords third reading

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13 June 2019

The Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 12 June.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

This bill aims to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age.

No changes were suggested to the bill ahead of third reading.

Following the completion of third reading, the bill now passes to the Commons for its consideration.

Lords committee stage: Wednesday 19 December

As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed to that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 11 September

The Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 11 September.

Lords news: Private members' bills September 2018

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