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Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Elizabeth Truss

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 event

  • Committee stage: House of Commons Committee stage: House of Commons | 20.04.2017

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 170 2016-17 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 665KB 20.04.2017

Latest news on the Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

The Committee reported the following Special Report:

Special Report from the Prisons and Courts Public Bill Committee (as to their opinion that they could not with advantage proceed further with the Bill, in view of time available to allow the Bill to be considered by the House following the House’s decision on Wednesday 19 April that, in accordance with section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, there should be an early parliamentary general election and the consequent expectation that Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday 3 May).

The Committee reported The Bill, so far as amended.

Bill and Special Report to lie upon the Table.

Summary of the Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

A Bill to make provision about prisons; make provision about practice and procedure in courts and tribunals, organisation of courts and tribunals, functions of the judiciary and of courts and tribunals and their staff, appointment and deployment of the judiciary, and functions of the Judicial Appointments Commission; and make provision about whiplash claims.

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