Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill: Commons stages

05 September 2018

MPs debated the remaining stages of the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Remaining stages

The Bill passed third reading without a division and with no amendments made at report stage. The Bill will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill

Summary of the Bill

The purpose of this Bill seeks to bring forward legislation to create two new offences to capture instances where a person operates equipment or records an image beneath another person's clothing. This is known colloquially as ‘upskirting’.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) 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 the Bill.

Previous stages 

Second reading

The Bill passed second reading without debate on the 2 and 3 of July 2018. Previously there was a Private members' Bill titled Voyeurism (Offences) Bill. This Bill was objected to in the Chamber and the Government has now superseded the previous Bill with the Voyeurism (Offences) No.2 Bill.

Committee Stage

The Committee on the Bill met on 10th and 12th of July 2018. No amendments were made to the Bill.

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