Sexual Offences (Amendment) 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 8 February, 2017 | 08.02.2017
- 2nd reading: House of Commons | 24.03.2017
|Bill 137 2016-17 (as introduced) | PDF version, 95KB||08.02.2017|
Latest news on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) 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 Wednesday 8 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. If you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Liz Saville Roberts.
Summary of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2016-17To make provision for the circumstances in which the sexual history of a victim of rape or attempted rape may be introduced at a trial; to prohibit in certain circumstances the disclosure by the police of a victim’s identity to an alleged perpetrator of a serious sexual crime; to extend the range of serious offences which may be referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency of the sentence; to amend the requirements for ground rules hearings; to make provision for the issuing in certain circumstances of guidance on safeguarding to schools; to make provision for training about serious sexual offences; to place a duty on the Secretary of State to provide guidelines for the courts in dealing with cases of serious sexual offences; to require the Secretary of State to report annually on the operation of the Act; and for connected purposes.
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