Violent Crime (Sentences) 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 22 March, 2017 | 22.03.2017
- 2nd reading: House of Commons | 12.05.2017
This Bill is being prepared for publication.
Latest news on the Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill 2016-17
This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 12 May 2017.
This Bill was presented to Parliament on Wednesday 22 March 2017. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.
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, Keith Vaz.
Summary of the Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill 2016-17A Bill to increase the minimum custodial sentence on conviction for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon for an offender aged 18 years or over and to increase the minimum period of a detention and training order for a person aged 16 or 17; to set a minimum custodial sentence on conviction for an offender in possession of a knife or other weapon and intending to commit any offence or having such a weapon available to use in committing murder; and for connected purposes.
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