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|
|Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 c.2||16.02.2015|
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.
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|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 817KB)||04.04.2014|
Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 120-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments | PDF version, 107KB||12.11.2014|
|HL Bill 30-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 356KB||19.06.2014|
|Bill 004-EN 2014-15 | PDF version||05.06.2014|
|Bill 169 EN 2013-14 | PDF version, 476KB||05.02.2014|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
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|
|Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 82KB)||13.01.2015|
|Consideration on Report (Second Day) (PDF, 138KB)||17.06.2014|
|Consideration on Report (First Day) (PDF, 189KB)||12.05.2014|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 63KB)||26.03.2014|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 69KB)||24.03.2014|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 9KB)||19.03.2014|
|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considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.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|
|Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 13 January 2015 | PDF version, 108KB||14.01.2015|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 17 May 2014 | PDF version, 128KB||18.06.2014|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 May 2014 | PDF version, 157KB||13.05.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 April 2014 | PDF version, 109KB||02.04.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 March 2014 | PDF version, 206KB||28.03.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 March 2014 | PDF version, 134KB||26.03.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 March 2014 | PDF version, 132KB||21.03.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 March 2014 | PDF version, 144KB||19.03.2014|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 March 2014 | PDF version, 93KB||14.03.2014|
|Public Bill Proceedings as at 11 March 2014 | PDF version, 117KB||12.03.2014|
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.
|Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments||27.11.2014|
|Library Note 2014/022||25.06.2014|
|Committee Stage Report||12.06.2014|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||21.02.2014|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Have your say on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill||26.02.2014|
House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.
|Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 December 2014 | PDF version, 111KB||02.12.2014|
|Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 148KB)||01.12.2014|
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.
List of related Impact Assessments
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|
|National Assembly for Wales - 1 October 2014 (PDF, 763KB)||24.02.2015|
|National Assembly for Wales - 9 July 2014 (PDF, 779KB)||19.02.2015|
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