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Stalking Protection Bill: Lords third reading

20 March 2019

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The Stalking Protection Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 6 March.

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 create a new civil stalking protection order to protect members of the public from risks associated with stalking.

The bill was discussed at the conclusion of its Lords stages.

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the bill it received Royal Assent on 15 March 2018. Royal Assent is the monarch's agreement to make the bill into an Act of Parliament (law).

Lords committee stage: Tuesday 26 February

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'.

Lords second reading: Friday 18 January

The Stalking Protection Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 18 January.

Lords news: Private members' bills January 2019

Further information

Image: House of Lords 2018 / Photography by Roger Harris