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Bill documents — Offensive Weapons Bill 2017-19

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 265 2017-19 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version 12.09.2018
Commons Bill 232 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version, 214KB 19.06.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 232 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 667KB 19.06.2018

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's signed certificate (PDF, 45KB) 27.06.2018

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 September 2018 | PDF version 12.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 September 2018 | PDF version 11.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 September 2018 | PDF version 07.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 September 2018 | PDF version 06.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 September 2018 | PDF version 05.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 September 2018 | PDF version 04.09.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 August 2018 | PDF version 31.08.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 July 2018 | PDF version, 167KB 25.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 July 2018 | PDF version, 125KB 23.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 July 2018 | PDF version, 120KB 18.07.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 July 2018 | PDF version, 110KB 17.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 July 2018 | PDF version, 102KB 16.07.2018
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2018 | PDF version, 110KB 11.07.2018

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF) 11.09.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF) 10.09.2018
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF) 03.09.2018

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons All proceedings up to 11 September 2018 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 12.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 September 2018 | PDF version 12.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 September 2018 | PDF version 07.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 September 2018 | PDF version 05.09.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 July 2018 | PDF version, 92KB 20.07.2018
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 July 2018 | PDF version 18.07.2018

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 25.06.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Schedule of meetings (PDF, 394KB) 16.07.2018
Commons Have your say on the Offensive Weapons Bill 28.06.2018

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.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: Matthew Hartley (OWB183) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Outdoor365 (OWB184) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Andy McGarty (OWB185) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Andy Beal (OWB187) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Christopher Walker Antiques (OWB188) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Robin Garratt (OWB189) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Ellis (OWB190) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mal (OWB191) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Battery Industry Federation (BIFF) (OWB192) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Simon Pamment (OWB193) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Ron Comben (OWB194) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: The Lanes Armoury (OWB195) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Vintage Arms Association (OWB196) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Deactivated Weapons Association (OWB197) (PDF) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Access to Justice (A2J) (CLB02) 12.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr M D Jenvey (OWB82A) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr M D Jenvey (OWB82B) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Springfields (further written evidence) (OWB106A) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dhan Panesar (OWB165) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Gareth Corfield,on behalf of British Young Shooters’ Association (OWB167) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Rupert Fitzsimmons, on behalf of Cambridge University Small Bore Club and Cambridge University Rifle Association (OWB166) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Michael Venus on behalf of A.S.Handover Ltd (OWB168) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: John-Paul Gabbott on behalf of Alpha Batteries Ltd (OWB169) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Menzies (OWB170) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Doug Eckford on behalf of Axiotech Automotive Ltd (OWB171) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Leighton Colegrave (OWB172) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Oliver Fallows (OWB173) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Isen Wharton (OWB174) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Steve Hunnisett (OWB175) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Simon Fowler (OWB176) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Jeff Clarke (OWB177) (PDF) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Neil Hains (OWB178) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: R Hawkins (OWB179) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Earl Williamson (OWB180) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Martin Osment (OWB181) (PDF) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) (OWB182) 11.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain (OWB150) (PDF) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Jurg Peterson (OWB151) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr R E FLOOK further submission (OWB152) (PDF) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Steven Mould, Director and Co-founder of Flint and Flame – trading name for The Wellness Tree Ltd (OWB153) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Karl Gensberg (OWB154) (PDF) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Chemical Business Association (CBA) (OWB155) (PDF) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: CART (Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team) further submission (OWB156) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Cate Tuitt (OWB157) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew J Brice (OWB158) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Lee Sheldon (private individual) (OWB159) (PDF) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Malvern Community Forest (OWB160) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Fifty Calibre Shooters Association UK (Further submission) (OWB95B) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Thomas Dennison (OWB162) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: London Borough of Newham (OWB163) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Southern Gun Company Ltd (OWB164) 06.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: BASC (supplementary to oral evidence) (OWB61A) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: FCSA-UK (further written evidence) (OWB95A) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Richard Hudson (OWB100) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Backhouse (OWB101) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Samuel Moulton (OWB102) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Axminster Tool Centre Ltd (OWB103) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) (OWB104) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: National Federation of Coppice Workers (NCfed) (OWB105) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Springfields (OWB106) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr B Britton (OWB107) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Chris McColl (OWB108) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Creagh-Osborne (OWB109) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (OWB110) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Gareth Rowlands (OWB111) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Crown Prosecution Service (follow-up) (OWB112) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Alexander Davis (OWB113) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Freddie Witts (OWB114) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Easton Antique Arms, Schola Gladiatoria, FightCamp and the Historical European Martial Arts Coalition (HEMAC) (OWB115) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Emma Connell (OWB116) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Stephen J Home (OWB117) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Matthew Forde (OWB118) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Leanne & Simon Hengle (OWB119) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Christopher J Bolton (OWB120) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Dr James R. Pritchett (OWB121) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Parish (OWB122) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mr. Gian A. Ameri (OWB123) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Keith Farrell, on behalf of the Academy of Historical Arts Ltd (OWB124) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mike Field, Managing Director, MDS Battery Limited (OWB125) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mark Simpkins (OWB126) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Inderjeet Singh (OWB127) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Taylors Eye Witness Ltd further submission (OWB128) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Usdaw (OWB129) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Ryan (OWB130) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Paul Hannaby, Chairman of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) (OWB131) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Christopher Scott, Great Scott Antiques (OWB132) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Neil Plucknett (OWB133) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Stevens, Antique Swords UK/EU further submission (OWB134) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Michael Ebbage further submission (OWB135) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Wayne Pearce, Chairman BDRPC, NRA Club 135 (OWB136) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Brian Jones (OWB137) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Bob Sweet (OWB138) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Bernard Crocombe (OWB139) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Rupert Cantello (OWB140) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Benjamin Grunwerg on behalf of I Grunwerg Ltd (OWB141) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Charles Horner (OWB142) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Mrs Angela Wentworth (OWB143) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: British Woodcarvers Association (OWB144) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Battery Shop (UK) Ltd (OWB145) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Griffin Battery Centres (OWB146) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Tayna Batteries (OWB147) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Standing Committee for Youth Justice (OWB148) (PDF) 05.09.2018
Commons Written Evidence: Leonard Sellwood (OWB149) 05.09.2018
Commons Written evidence: Ben Freeston (OWB68) (PDF, 568KB) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Matt Szafran (OWB69) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: University of London Rifle Club (OWB70) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: National Crime Agency (NCA) (OWB71) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Joshua Collins (OWB72) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Steven W Kendrick (OWB73) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mike Dunstan (OWB74) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mrs Helen Whicher (OWB75) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Simon Duffy (OWB76) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Egginton Bros Ltd. (OWB77) (PDF, 604KB) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: David R Johnson (OWB78) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Christopher Ashbolt: Mora Distribution Limited (OWB79) (PDF, 579KB) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: British Shooting Sports Council (OWB80) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Martin R Cook (OWB81) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr M D Jenvey (OWB82) (PDF, 885KB) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Adrian Hale, Honorary Treasurer, Blackpool & Fylde Fullbore Pistol & Rifle Club (OWB83) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Jonathan Watson (OWB84) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Charles Murton, Deputy Chairman, SLG Bisley (OWB85) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr C W R Phillips (OWB86) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Nigel Newby (OWB87) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Raymond Mears, Founder and CEO, Woodlore Wilderness Bushcraft & Tracking (OWB88) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Keith Rayner (OWB89) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Stephen Hills (OWB90) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Stephen Hills (follow-up) (OWB90(a)) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: CART (Coleshill Auxiliary Research Team) (OWB91) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Whitby & Co (OWB92) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Angela Wigley (OWB93) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Bruce Bollington, Managing Director of Lorax Ltd, trading as Heinnie Haynes (OWB94) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: The Fifty Calibre Shooters Association of the United Kingdom (FCSA-UK) (OWB95) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr Tom Walker (OWB96) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Taylors Eye Witness Ltd (OWB97) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Andrew Mercer, Chief Executive, National Rifle Association, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey (OWB98) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: John L Harvey (OWB99) 23.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Carl Wiles (OWB31) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Gwilym Harding (OWB32) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Laurentius Huige (OWB33) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Alistair Alan Cormack (OWB34) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Leszek Sikon (OWB35) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: John Rossiter (OWB36) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Bruce McPherson (OWB37) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Phil Proctor, MD for Robert Sorby Ltd (OWB38) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Steven Macleod (OWB39) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr J Barnes, Director, BDU Imports Ltd (OWB40) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Nicholas Julian (OWB41) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Diana Taylor (OWB42) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Lionel Nierop (OWB43) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Alex James (OWB44) (PDF, 449KB) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dave Lockett (OWB45) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Adrian Hodgson (OWB46) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Stuart Fingland (OWB47) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr Tom Morton of Pilgrim Leathercraft (OWB48) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Karl Franks, Director, Karlyon Care Ltd (OWB49) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr Gordon Allison (OWB50) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mike Devonport (OWB51) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Robin Slade, Scrubby Oak Fine Foods Ltd (OWB52) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Joe Wakeham (OWB53) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr Declan Mouland (OWB54) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Roger Harrington (OWB55) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Tactical Reviews (OWB56) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Max Bone (Managing Director), Decorating Direct Ltd (OWB57) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: George Ellis, Chairman, Greensleeves Shooting Club (OWB58) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Paul Fremantle (OWB59) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Napoleonic Association (OWB60) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (OWB61) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Anthony Newman (OWB62) (PDF, 704KB) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Trevor Howard (OWB63) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Michael Ebbage (OWB64) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mr R E Flook (OWB65) (PDF, 1MB) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: John Parris (OWB66) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Roger Sinden (OWB67) 19.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr P J R Whicker (OWB01) (PDF, 645KB) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mark Stone (OWB02) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dudley Newliss (OWB03) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Firearms UK (OWB04) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Rikki Wells (OWB05) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Cosmin Maris (OWB07) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Bret Boivin (OWB08) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Paul Freeman, Manager, DNA Leisure Ltd (OWB09) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Lawrence Taylor, Blades UK Ltd (OWB10) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Andrew Burton (OWB11) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Steven Goldsmith (OWB12) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: John Carlin (OWB13) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Robin Watson (OWB14) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Matthew Ball (OWB15) (PDF, 544KB) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Nick Wright (OWB16) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Mark Austin (OWB17) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Andrew Stevens, Antique Swords UK / EU (OWB18) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: International Gallery Rifle Federation (OWB19) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Dr Keith Pearson (OWB20) (PDF, 358KB) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Keith Charles Howell, Chairman, Frome & District Pistol Club Ltd (OWB21) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Alan Willey (OWB22) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Alastair Haley, Chairman, County of Gloucester Rifle Association (OWB23) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Simon Edwards (OWB24) (PDF, 53KB) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: David Eadsforth (OWB25) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Alison Castle (OWB26) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Chris Ellis (OWB27) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Nicholas Riley, MD Blades and Bows Ltd (OWB28) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Register of Professional Turners (OWB29) 18.07.2018
Commons Written evidence: Tony Price (OWB30) 18.07.2018

Relevant documents

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

House Relevant documents Date
Commons Memorandum for the PBC relating to SO 83L from the Home Office - 12 September 2018 (PDF) 13.09.2018

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Home Office (PDF, 1MB) 20.06.2018

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 06/09/2018 from Victoria Atkins MP regarding whether the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 was applicable to clause 7(2) of the Offensive Weapons Bill (PDF, 109KB) 06.09.2018
Letter dated 22/08/2018 from Victoria Atkins MP to Neil Gapes MP and James Gray MP regarding a letter for deposit in the House Library. (PDF, 108KB) 22.08.2018

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