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Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Mrs Theresa May
Home Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last events

  • Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons | 13.06.2016
  • 3rd reading: House of Commons 3rd reading: House of Commons | 13.06.2016
  • Legislative Grand Committee: House of Commons | 13.06.2016

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 003 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 1MB 19.05.2016

Latest news on the Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

The Policing and Crime Bill is a public bill presented to Parliament by the Government.

MPs considered the Bill at Report Stage on Tuesday 26 April. This was the first of two days of debate in the House of Commons.

What happens next?

MPs are expected to debate the second day of the Report Stage followed by the Legislative Grand Committee and Third Reading on Monday 13 June 2016.

The House of Commons agreed a carry-over motion for this Bill on 7 March 2016.  This means that consideration of the Bill will be resumed in the 2016-17 session.

The Bill was given a formal First and Second Reading (no debate) on Thursday 19 May to reintroduce it in the 2016-17 session of Parliament. The Bill will be restarted at the point it reached in the last session

Certain provisions of this Bill have been certified by the Speaker as relating exclusively to England, and to England and Wales, so the 'English votes for English laws' procedure will apply to it in the House of Commons.

Summary of the Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

A Bill to make provision for collaboration between the emergency services; to make provision about the handling of police complaints and other matters relating to police conduct and to make further provision about the Independent Police Complaints Commission; to make provision for super-complaints about policing; to make provision for the investigation of concerns about policing raised by whistle-blowers; to make provision about police discipline; to make provision about police inspection; to make provision about the powers of police civilian staff and police volunteers; to remove the powers of the police to appoint traffic wardens; to enable provision to be made to alter police ranks; to make provision about the Police Federation; to make provision in connection with the replacement of the Association of Chief Police Officers with the National Police Chiefs’ Council; to make provision about the system for bail after arrest but before charge; to make provision to enable greater use of modern technology at police stations; to make other amendments to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; to amend the powers of the police under the Mental Health Act 1983; to extend the powers of the police in relation to maritime enforcement; to make provision about deputy police and crime commissioners; to make provision to enable changes to the names of police areas; to make provision about the regulation of firearms; to make provision about the licensing of alcohol; to make provision about the implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions; to amend the Police Act 1996 to make further provision about police collaboration; to make provision about the powers of the National Crime Agency; to make provision for requiring arrested persons to provide details of nationality; to make provision for requiring defendants in criminal proceedings to provide details of nationality and other information; to make provision to combat the sexual exploitation of children; and for connected purposes.

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