Crime (Assaults on Emergency Services Staff) Bill 2016-17
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- 1st reading: House of Commons 7 February, 2017 | 07.02.2017
- 2nd reading: House of Commons | 24.03.2017
This Bill is being prepared for publication.
Latest news on the Crime (Assaults on Emergency Services Staff) Bill 2016-17
This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 24 March 2017.
This Bill was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 7 February 2017 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.
This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Holly Lynch MP.
Summary of the Crime (Assaults on Emergency Services Staff) Bill 2016-17A Bill to make certain offences including malicious wounding, grievous or actual bodily harm and common assault aggravated when perpetrated against a constable, firefighter, doctor, paramedic or nurse in the execution of his or her duty or against a person assisting these persons in the execution of their duty; to make provision to require those suspected of certain assaults that may pose a health risk, including spitting, to be required to undergo blood tests and to make it an offence, without reasonable excuse, to refuse to undergo such tests; to make provision about the sentences for those convicted of the offences; and for connected purposes.
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