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House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2013-14

Here you can browse the record of the public proceedings of the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

Committee members and staff

Chairs: Sir Roger Gale and Mr David Crausby

19 Members:

  • Angie Bray
  • Mr Robert Buckland
  • Sarah Champion
  • Mr David Evennett
  • Julie Hilling
  • Dr Julian Huppert
  • Dan Jarvis
  • Mike Kane
  • Stephen Metcalfe
  • Robert Neill
  • Guy Opperman
  • Ian Paisley
  • Yasmin Qureshi
  • Mr Lee Scott
  • Mr Andy Slaughter
  • Sir Robert Smith
  • Mr Shailesh Vara
  • Valerie Vaz
  • Jeremy Wright


Reports of Proceedings

Full transcripts of the Public Bill Committee meetings.

Proceeding Date
Committee Debate: 13th sitting | PDF version, 72KB 01.04.2014
Committee Debate: 12th sitting | PDF version, 288KB 27.03.2014
Committee Debate: 11th sitting | PDF version, 125KB 27.03.2014
Committee Debate: 10th sitting | PDF version, 211KB 25.03.2014
Committee Debate: 9th sitting | PDF version, 179KB 25.03.2014
Committee Debate: 8th sitting | PDF version, 158KB 20.03.2014
Committee Debate: 7th sitting | PDF version, 124KB 20.03.2014
Committee Debate: 6th sitting | PDF version, 161KB 18.03.2014
Committee Debate: 5th sitting | PDF version, 172KB 18.03.2014
Committee Debate: 4th sitting | PDF version, 177KB 13.03.2014
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting | PDF version, 98KB 13.03.2014
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting | PDF version, 212KB 11.03.2014
Committee Debate: 1st sitting | PDF version, 156KB 11.03.2014

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.

Written evidence Date
Written Evidence: Bar Council, supplementary evidence CJC 37 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: Jamie Grace CJC 38 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: The Law Society, supplementary evidence CJC 39 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: Criminal Bar Association CJC 40 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: BritCits CJC 41 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: BBC, Guardian News & Media Limited, Independent Print Limited, Express Newspapers, ITN, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Telegraph Media Group Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited CJC 42 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: Terence Ewing CJC 43 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: Mrs Sue Braithwaite and Mrs Mandy Stock CJC 44 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version (PDF, 2MB) 02.04.2014
Written Evidence: Richard Taylor CJC 33 28.03.2014
Written Evidence: Dr Mark Coen, Durham Law School CJC 34 28.03.2014
Written Evidence: Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) CJC 35 28.03.2014
Written Evidence: RSPB and Friends of the Earth CJC 36 28.03.2014
Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum CJC 28 25.03.2014
Written Evidence: Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee CJC 29 25.03.2014
Written Evidence: Steve Symonds CJC 30 25.03.2014
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association CJC 31 25.03.2014
Written Evidence: Medical Justice CJC 32 25.03.2014
Written Evidence: Newspaper Society CJC 24 20.03.2014
Written Evidence: Campaign Against Censorship CJC 25 20.03.2014
Written Evidence: JUSTICE CJC 26 20.03.2014
Written Evidence: JUSTICE - supplementary CJC 27 20.03.2014
Written Evidence: Martin Westgate QC CJC 17 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Criminal Justice Alliance CJC 18 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Bail for Immigration Detainees CJC 19 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Magistrates’ Association CJC 20 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Public Law Project CJC 21 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Liberty CJC 22 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Liberty, further evidence CJC 23 19.03.2014
Written Evidence: Rehman Chishti MP CJC 10 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) CJC 11 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Professor Clare McGlynn and Professor Erika Rackley CJC 12 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Sex & Censorship campaign CJC 13 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: The Law Society CJC 14 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre CJC 15 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Asda CJC 16 13.03.2014
Written Evidence: Nick Armstrong, Matrix Chambers CJC 01 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: The Howard League for Penal Reform CJC 02 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: UK Lawyers for Israel CJC 03 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: End Violence Against Women Coalition CJC 04 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust CJC 05 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: Prof Feona Attwood, Emeritus Prof Martin Barker and Prof Clarissa Smith CJC 06 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: Bar Council CJC 07 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: Backlash CJC 08 12.03.2014
Written Evidence: Standing Committee for Youth Justice CJC 09 12.03.2014

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