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Courts (Abuse of Process) Bill 2017-19

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

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

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 16.03.2018

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Latest news on the Courts (Abuse of Process) Bill 2017-19

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 16 March 2018.

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 12 December 2017 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Liz Saville Roberts.

Summary of the Courts (Abuse of Process) Bill 2017-19

A Bill to prevent abuse of process in civil and family courts; to make provision about cooperation between court jurisdictions; to create offences when certain civil and family court orders are breached; to amend the rights and duties of certain parties to prevent abuse of process in civil and family court; and for connected purposes.

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