Policing and Crime Act 2009
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Ping Pong: House of Commons 12 November, 2009 | 12.11.2009
- Royal Assent 12 November, 2009 | 12.11.2009
- Programme motion (No. 3): House of Commons 12 November, 2009 | 12.11.2009
Act of Parliament
|Policing and Crime Act 2009 | PDF version, 793KB||20.11.2009|
Latest news on the Policing and Crime Act 2009
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November.
The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
Summary of the Policing and Crime Act 2009This Bill draws together a number of disparate policy issues on policing and crime.
- Introduces new provisions to improve police accountability and effectiveness (although the Government’s plans for directly elected police authorities, which provoked some controversy, have not been included in the Bill)
- Creates a new offence of paying for sex with someone who is controlled for gain and introduces new powers to close brothels
- Modifies the law on soliciting
- Tightens up the regulation of lap-dancing clubs by reclassifying them as ‘sex establishments’ rather than ‘entertainment’ venues
- Amends police powers to deal with young people drinking in public
- Introduces a new mandatory code of practice for alcohol sales
- Amends the criminal asset recovery scheme established under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
- Changes the arrangements for airport security and policing.
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