Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill 2010-12
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 1st reading: House of Commons 30 June, 2010 | 30.06.2010
|Bill 9 2010-11 (as introduced) | PDF version, 85KB||31.01.2011|
Latest news on the Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill 2010-12
This Bill has been withdrawn and will not progress any further.
The Bill had its first reading on 30 June 2010 through the Presentation Bill Procedure.
If you require any further information about the Bill then please contact the sponsoring Member, Anna Soubry.
Summary of the Anonymity (Arrested Persons) Bill 2010-12
The Bill would prohibit the publication or broadcast of the name, address or image of a person arrested for an offence if such information would be likely to lead members of the public to identify him or her as the person suspected of committing that offence. These reporting restrictions would remain in force unless and until the arrested person was charged with the offence for which they had been arrested.
The Bill also provides that, in certain circumstances, a Crown Court judge would be able to direct that the reporting restrictions should not apply, for example if publishing the identity of the suspect might lead to new complainants or witnesses coming forward.
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