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Bill documents — Serious Crime 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 Serious Crime Act 2015 c.9 09.03.2015

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 96 2014-15, Commons Amendments | PDF version, 117KB 25.02.2015
Commons Bill 160 2014-15, as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 548KB 23.01.2015
Commons Bill 116 2014-15, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 485KB 07.11.2014
Lords HL Bill 50 2014-15, as amended on Report | PDF version, 473KB 29.10.2014
Lords Bill 36 2014-15 (as amended in Committee) (PDF, 372KB) 16.07.2014
Lords Bill 001 2014-15, as introduced | PDF version, 350KB 06.06.2014

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, 520KB) 27.01.2015

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 96-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 143KB 25.02.2015
Commons Bill 116-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version, 346KB 07.11.2014
Lords Bill 001-EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 345KB 06.06.2014

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 Amendment to be moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments | PDF version, 149KB 28.02.2015
Commons Consideration of Bill (unprogrammed) (PDF, 256KB) 23.02.2015
Commons Consideration of Bill amendments as at 23 February 2015 | PDF version, 266KB 21.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 19 February 2015 | PDF version, 260KB 20.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 18 February 2015 | PDF version, 200KB 19.02.2015
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 18 February 2015 (PDF, 262KB) 18.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 February 2015 | PDF version, 171KB 13.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 11 February 2015 | PDF version, 111KB 12.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 February 2015 | PDF version, 132KB 11.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 February 2015 | PDF version, 117KB 06.02.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 22 January 2015 | PDF version, 114KB 23.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 January 2015 | PDF version, 160KB 22.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 January 2015 | PDF version, 239KB 20.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 15 January 2015 | PDF version, 130KB 16.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 January 2015 | PDF version, 227KB 15.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 January 2015 | PDF version, 233KB 13.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 9 January 2015 | PDF version, 204KB 10.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 8 January 2015 | PDF version, 60KB 09.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 7 January 2015 | PDF version, 125KB 08.01.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 January 2015 | PDF version, 113KB 06.01.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 05.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading 04.11.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading 01.11.2014
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 28.10.2014
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report 25.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 24.10.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 21.10.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 16.10.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 15.10.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 14.10.2014
Lords Marshalled List of 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 03.10.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] 15.07.2014
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 14.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 11.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 10.07.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] 08.07.2014
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 05.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] 03.07.2014
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee 01.07.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 28.06.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee 27.06.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee 24.06.2014

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 on Report - Selection revised (PDF, 142KB) 23.02.2015
Commons Cosideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 64KB) 22.01.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 67KB) 19.01.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 66KB) 14.01.2015
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 68KB) 12.01.2015

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 23 February 2015 | PDF version, 242KB 24.02.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 January 2015 | PDF version, 134KB 23.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 January 2015 | PDF version, 200KB 21.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 January 2015 | PDF version, 116KB 16.01.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 January 2015 | PDF version, 22KB 14.01.2015

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 progress of the Bill 12.02.2015
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 18.12.2014

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Serious Crime Bill 07.01.2015

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: consolidated pdf version (PDF, 473KB) 23.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Association (SC08) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The City of London Police (SC09) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Mothers’ Union (SC10) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: LGA and Dexter Dias QC (SC11) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Ms Vanessa Bettinson (SC12) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Live Nation (SC13) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: International Fund for Animal Welfare (SC14) 22.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Henry Jackson Society (SC07) 21.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Barnardo's (SC05) 15.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Action for Children (SC06) 15.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: NSPCC (SC01) 13.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Paul West, Jessica de Grazia, David Bethom, and Alistair Richardson (SC02) 13.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: British Transport Police (SC03) 13.01.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Nursing (SC04) 13.01.2015

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Strengthening the law on domestic abuse (PDF, 1MB) 07.01.2015
Overarching impact assessment (updated) (PDF) 04.11.2014
Introduction of new offence of the unauthorised possession of knives and offensive weapons within the prison estate (PDF, 246KB) 20.10.2014
Overarching impact assessment (PDF, 1MB) 03.06.2014
Computer Misuse Act 1990 - aggravated offence (PDF, 763KB) 03.06.2014
Proceeds of Crime Act amendments (PDF, 772KB) 03.06.2014
Extension of ETJ to sections 5 and 6 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (PDF, 1MB) 03.06.2014
Participation in organised crime (PDF, 842KB) 03.06.2014
Improvements to the Serious Crime Prevention Order (PDF, 976KB) 03.06.2014
Amendments to gang injunctions (PDF, 1MB) 02.06.2014
New powers to allow law enforcement agencies to seize and detain drug cutting agents (PDF, 1MB) 11.02.2014

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 Scottish Parliament 20 February 2015 (PDF, 154KB) 23.02.2015
Commons Scottish Parliament 20 February 2015 (PDF, 115KB) 23.02.2015
Commons Scottish Parliament 20 February 2015 (PDF, 303KB) 23.02.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 10 February 2015 (PDF, 920KB) 20.02.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 28 January 2015 (PDF, 687KB) 20.02.2015
Commons Scottish Parliament - 6 January 2015 (PDF, 892KB) 20.02.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 9 December 2014 (PDF, 928KB) 20.02.2015
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 8 December 2014 (PDF, 276KB) 20.02.2015

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 Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Lester of Herne Hill regarding international collaboration to eradicate female genital mutilation (PDF, 573KB) 10.11.2014
Letter from Lord Taylor of Holbeach to Lord Rosser regarding the Serious Crime Bill debate on 15 July and clause 65 (now clause 68) - prosecution for preparation and training abroad for terrorism. (PDF, 899KB) 24.07.2014
Letter from Lord Taylor of Holbeach to Lord Rosser regarding Serious Crime Bill: proceeds of crime - co-operation with overseas jurisdictions. (PDF, 752KB) 14.07.2014
Letter from Lord Taylor of Holbeach to Baroness Hamwee regarding the Serious Crime Bill: amendment to clause 14 seized money. (PDF, 487KB) 10.07.2014

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