Lords examines Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

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17 July 2018

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Monday 16 July.

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 provide improved protection for emergency workers in the course of their duties, creating a new offence with an increased maximum penalty.

As no amendments were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed 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".

A date for third reading has yet to be scheduled.

Second reading: 29 June 2018

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 29 June 2018.

Lords news: Private members' bills July 2018

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