Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill: Commons Stages

16 July 2019

The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Second Reading

Having passed all its House of Lords stages, the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill was debated by MPs in the Commons for the first time on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

MPs approved it without division.

It will now be considered by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee. You can contribute your views at this stage.

Summary of the Bill

The Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill establishes a new Online Procedure Rules framework which enables parties to civil, family or tribunal proceedings to use an online procedure.

It would establish an Online Procedure Rule Committee (OPRC). The role of the Committee will be to provide new, simple online rules which are intelligible to, and easily navigable by, all people who rely on the courts system.

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