Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill: third reading

13 December 2018

The Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 12 December.

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.

No changes were made at third reading.

As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits the final stage of Royal Assent when it will become an Act of Parliament (law).

A date for Royal Assent is yet to be scheduled

Lords committee stage: Monday 26 November.

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’.

Second reading

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

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