The Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Monday 26 November.
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 make provision about interference with wireless telegraphy in prisons and similar institutions.
As no changes 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’.
Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.
The Prisons (Interference with Wireless Technology) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 29 October.
Lords news: Private member's bills October 2018