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Bill documents — Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 c.2 16.02.2015

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 82 2014-15 Commons Insistence, Disagreement and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 159KB 14.01.2015
Commons Bill 136 2014-15, Lords Insistence and Reasons, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendment in Lieu of those Amendments | PDF version, 81KB 11.12.2014
Lords HL Bill 65 2014-15 Commons Disagreements, Reasons and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 65KB 02.12.2014
Commons Bill 120 2014-15, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 296KB 12.11.2014
Lords HL Bill 49 2014-15, as amended on Report | PDF version, 689KB 29.10.2014
Lords HL Bill 43 2014-15 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 538KB 31.07.2014
Lords HL Bill 30 2014-15, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 517KB 19.06.2014
Commons Bill 004 2014-15, as introduced | PDF version, 466KB 05.06.2014
Commons Bill 192 2013-14, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 446KB 02.04.2014
Commons Bill 169 2013-14 (as introduced) | PDF version, 437KB 05.02.2014

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 817KB) 04.04.2014

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 120-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments | PDF version, 107KB 12.11.2014
Lords HL Bill 30-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 356KB 19.06.2014
Commons Bill 004-EN 2014-15 | PDF version 05.06.2014
Commons Bill 169 EN 2013-14 | PDF version, 476KB 05.02.2014

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Marshalled List of Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Amendments | PDF version, 239KB 21.01.2015
Lords Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Amendments | PDF version, 163KB 16.01.2015
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 13 January 2015 | PDF version, 113KB 13.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 9 January 2015 | PDF version, 117KB 10.01.2015
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 9 January 2015 (PDF, 21KB) 09.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 8 January 2014 | PDF version, 19KB 09.01.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments (PDF, 162KB) 09.12.2014
Lords Motions and Amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments in lieu | PDF version, 181KB 05.12.2014
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments for 1 December 2014 | PDF version, 114KB 29.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 27 November 2014 | PDF version, 118KB 28.11.2014
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 08.11.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading 06.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 04.11.2014
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 24.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 22.10.2014
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 21.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 18.10.2014
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 17.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 16.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 15.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 14.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 11.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 10.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 09.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 08.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 01.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 19.08.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report 01.08.2014
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 29.07.2014
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 25.07.2014
Lords Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 23.07.2014
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 22.07.2014
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 18.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 17.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 16.07.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 15.07.2014
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 11.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 10.07.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee 09.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 08.07.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee 04.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 03.07.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 17 June 2014 | PDF version, 136KB 17.06.2014
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 13 June 2014 (PDF, 79KB) 13.06.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 June 2014 | PDF version, 120KB 13.06.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 June 2014 | PDF version, 197KB 11.06.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 6 June 2014 | PDF version, 202KB 09.06.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 May 2014 | PDF version, 101KB 15.05.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 12 May 2014 | PDF version, 248KB 12.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 8 May 2014 | PDF version, 248KB 09.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 7 May 2014 | PDF version, 154KB 08.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 6 May 2014 | PDF version, 169KB 07.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 May 2014 | PDF version, 116KB 02.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 30 April 2014 | PDF version, 122KB 01.05.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 April 2014 | PDF version, 116KB 02.04.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 April 2014 | PDF version, 137KB 01.04.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 March 2014 | PDF version, 240KB 27.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 March 2014 | PDF version, 269KB 25.03.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 20 March 2014 | PDF version, 121KB 21.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 March 2014 | PDF version, 244KB 20.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 18 March 2014 | PDF version, 150KB 19.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 March 2014 - Revised version | PDF version, 229KB 19.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 March 2014 | PDF version, 229KB 18.03.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 March 2014 | PDF version, 142KB 14.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Amendments as at 13 March 2014 | PDF version, 160KB 13.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Amendments given on 11 March 2014 | PDF version, 127KB 12.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Amendments as at 11 March 2014 | PDF version, 125KB 11.03.2014

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 82KB) 13.01.2015
Commons Consideration on Report (Second Day) (PDF, 138KB) 17.06.2014
Commons Consideration on Report (First Day) (PDF, 189KB) 12.05.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 63KB) 26.03.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 69KB) 24.03.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 9KB) 19.03.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 13KB) 17.03.2014

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 13 January 2015 | PDF version, 108KB 14.01.2015
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 17 May 2014 | PDF version, 128KB 18.06.2014
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 May 2014 | PDF version, 157KB 13.05.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 April 2014 | PDF version, 109KB 02.04.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 March 2014 | PDF version, 206KB 28.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 March 2014 | PDF version, 134KB 26.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 March 2014 | PDF version, 132KB 21.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 March 2014 | PDF version, 144KB 19.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 March 2014 | PDF version, 93KB 14.03.2014
Commons Public Bill Proceedings as at 11 March 2014 | PDF version, 117KB 12.03.2014

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments 27.11.2014
Lords Library Note 2014/022 25.06.2014
Commons Committee Stage Report 12.06.2014
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 21.02.2014

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 26.02.2014

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 December 2014 | PDF version, 111KB 02.12.2014
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 148KB) 01.12.2014

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Bar Council, supplementary evidence CJC 37 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Jamie Grace CJC 38 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society, supplementary evidence CJC 39 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Criminal Bar Association CJC 40 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: BritCits CJC 41 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: BBC, Guardian News & Media Limited, Independent Print Limited, Express Newspapers, ITN, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Telegraph Media Group Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited CJC 42 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Terence Ewing CJC 43 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Mrs Sue Braithwaite and Mrs Mandy Stock CJC 44 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version (PDF, 2MB) 02.04.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Richard Taylor CJC 33 28.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Mark Coen, Durham Law School CJC 34 28.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) CJC 35 28.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: RSPB and Friends of the Earth CJC 36 28.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum CJC 28 25.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee CJC 29 25.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Steve Symonds CJC 30 25.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association CJC 31 25.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Medical Justice CJC 32 25.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Newspaper Society CJC 24 20.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Campaign Against Censorship CJC 25 20.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: JUSTICE CJC 26 20.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: JUSTICE - supplementary CJC 27 20.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Martin Westgate QC CJC 17 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Criminal Justice Alliance CJC 18 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Bail for Immigration Detainees CJC 19 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Magistrates’ Association CJC 20 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Public Law Project CJC 21 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Liberty CJC 22 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Liberty, further evidence CJC 23 19.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Rehman Chishti MP CJC 10 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) CJC 11 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Clare McGlynn and Professor Erika Rackley CJC 12 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Sex & Censorship campaign CJC 13 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society CJC 14 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre CJC 15 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Asda CJC 16 13.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Armstrong, Matrix Chambers CJC 01 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Howard League for Penal Reform CJC 02 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: UK Lawyers for Israel CJC 03 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: End Violence Against Women Coalition CJC 04 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust CJC 05 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Prof Feona Attwood, Emeritus Prof Martin Barker and Prof Clarissa Smith CJC 06 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Bar Council CJC 07 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Backlash CJC 08 12.03.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Standing Committee for Youth Justice CJC 09 12.03.2014

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Recall Adjudicator for recalled determinate sentence prisoners (PDF, 73KB) 15.10.2014
Prohibit the offering of inducements or similar rewards as an encouragement to make a personal injury compensation claim (PDF, 400KB) 02.10.2014
Routes of Appeal in the Court of Protection (PDF, 64KB) 05.08.2014
Impact Assessment (updated) (PDF, 134KB) 18.06.2014
Making the offence in section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 a triable either-way offence (PDF, 84KB) 18.06.2014
Dismissal of personal injury claims involving fundamental dishonesty (PDF, 93KB) 18.06.2014
Causing death or serious injury by driving while disqualified (PDF, 117KB) 18.06.2014
Reforms to Judicial Review: Permission filters for statutory challenges; harmonisation of time periods for challenges; and harmonising procedures for challenges to costs awards (PDF, 123KB) 18.06.2014
New offence of police corruption (PDF, 97KB) 13.06.2014
Criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect (PDF, 169KB) 10.06.2014
Restrictions of the use of simple cautions (PDF, 122KB) 10.03.2014
Criminal Courts Charge (PDF, 210KB) 24.02.2014
Impact Assessment (PDF, 109KB) 05.02.2014
Juror misconduct and strict liability contempt by publication (PDF, 112KB) 05.02.2014
Changes to the framework for the sentencing and release of serious and dangerous sexual and violent offenders (PDF, 82KB) 05.02.2014
Electronic monitoring of whereabouts as a compulsory licence condition (PDF, 79KB) 05.02.2014
Extension to the Extreme Pornography Possession offence at Section 63 Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 (PDF, 78KB) 05.02.2014
Increase in the age limit for jury service in England & Wales (PDF, 230KB) 05.02.2014
Introduction of a new statutory test for release after recall of determinate sentence prisoners (PDF, 59KB) 05.02.2014
Streamlining high-volume, low-level 'regulatory cases' in magistrates' courts (PDF, 93KB) 05.02.2014
New offence for offenders unlawfully at large following recall (UAL) and increase of maximum sentence for offenders who fail to return from release on temporary licence (ROTL) impact assessment (PDF, 121KB) 05.02.2014
Reforms to Judicial Review (Introduction of legislation stage) (PDF, 235KB) 04.02.2014
Reforms to Judicial Review (Final stage) (PDF, 147KB) 22.01.2014
Transforming Youth Custody (PDF, 152KB) 17.01.2014

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 1 October 2014 (PDF, 763KB) 24.02.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 9 July 2014 (PDF, 779KB) 19.02.2015

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Beecham regarding prohibiting the offer of inducements in personal injury claims (PDF, 28KB) 30.10.2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames regarding Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - compulsory electronic monitoring provision. (PDF, 24KB) 29.07.2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede regarding Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - electronic tags and criminal courts charging. (PDF, 27KB) 29.07.2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Earl Listowel regarding House of Lords Committee debate on Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: local authority accommodation for 17 year olds (PDF, 21KB) 29.07.2014

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