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Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Keith Vaz

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

  • 1st reading: House of Commons 1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) | 07.06.2018

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 23.11.2018

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 222 2017-19 (as introduced) | PDF version 22.10.2018

Latest news on the Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill 2017-19

Second reading is scheduled to take place on Friday 23 November 2018.

This Private Members' Bill was presented to Parliament on Thursday 7 June 2018.

For more information about the Bill, please contact its sponsor, Keith Vaz.

Summary of the Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill 2017-19

A 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 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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