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Volunteering Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr Christopher Chope

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

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 94 2010-12 (as introduced) | PDF version, 74KB 09.06.2011

Latest news on the Volunteering Bill 2010-12

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Volunteering Bill 2010-12

The Bill would provide for the introduction of a 'fit and proper person certificate', which would fulfil the requirement for background checks for potential volunteers. The certificate would be a signed declaration by a potential volunteer stating that they had not been convicted of an offence. For volunteers aged under 18, the certificate would be countersigned by a parent or guardian.  

The Bill would also amend the Police Act 1997 to take account of the introduction of the new certificate.

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