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Crime and Security Act 2010

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Alan Johnson
Home Office
Lord West of Spithead
Home Office

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

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Crime and Security Act 2010 c.17 | PDF version, 840KB 09.04.2010

Latest news on the Crime and Security Act 2010

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 8 April. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Crime and Security Act 2010

This Bill contains a range of policing, crime and security measures.

Key areas

  • reduces information requirements for police stops and searches
  • establishes new time limits for the retention of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints (following a European Court of Human Rights judgement) together with extensions to the circumstances in which such samples can be collected
  • introduces a new Domestic Violence Protection Notice, by which a senior police officer could require a suspected perpetrator to stop molesting a victim and to leave the premises, pending application to court for the Bill’s new Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • extends the new injunctions to prevent gang-related violence to under 18s
  • strengthens the legal assumption that a court will make a parenting order when 10-15 year olds are convicted for a breach of an anti-social behaviour order
  • establishes a new licensing requirement for businesses carrying out vehicle immobilisation, in addition to the existing one for individuals
  • introduces a new criminal offence of possessing a mobile telephone in prison
  • introduces a new offence of allowing minors access to air weapons

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