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Bill documents — Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act 2018

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act 2018 (c. 9) 10.05.2018


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 177 2017-19 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version, 83KB 07.03.2018
Lords HL Bill 88 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 73KB 27.02.2018
Lords HL Bill 75 (as introduced) | PDF version, 70KB 20.12.2017

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 177 EN 2017-19 | PDF version, 407KB 07.03.2018
Lords HL Bill 75 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 456KB 20.12.2017

Delegated Powers Notes

The Government has provided a Delegated Powers Note to this Bill. This justifies the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill

House Delegated Powers Note Date
Lords Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 67KB) 11.01.2018

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. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 75-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 72KB) 23.02.2018
Lords HL Bill 75-R(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 45KB) 21.02.2018
Lords HL Bill 75-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF, 65KB) 20.02.2018
Lords HL Bill 75-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 70KB) 19.01.2018
Lords HL Bill 75(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 48KB) 18.01.2018
Lords HL Bill 75(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 50KB) 17.01.2018
Lords HL Bill 75(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 16.01.2018
Lords HL Bill 75(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 55KB) 15.01.2018

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 Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 30 April 2018 | PDF version, 104KB 01.05.2018

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 the Bill and Act 30.05.2018

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 21.12.2017

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative Consent Resolution from the Scottish Parliament (PDF, 601KB) 16.04.2018
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF, 198KB) 16.04.2018

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 02/03/2018 from Baroness Sugg on the Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill (PDF, 546KB) 02.03.2018
Letter dated 02/03/2018 from Baroness Sugg regarding Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill. (PDF, 374KB) 02.03.2018
Letter dated 20/02/2018 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Tunnicliffe regarding an amendment to remove the stipulation that a laser must dazzle or distract (PDF, 586KB) 20.02.2018
Letter dated 15/01/2018 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Rosser regarding points raised regarding various issues surrounding prosecution, defence and convictions, during the second reading. (PDF, 1MB) 15.01.2018
Letter dated 15/01/2018 from Baroness Sugg to Baroness Randerson regarding points raised during the second reading including support for local authorities, ports and borders teams. (PDF, 395KB) 15.01.2018
Letter dated 15/01/2018 from Baroness Sugg to Lord Craig regarding points raised during the second reading including definitions of the terms lasers, pilot and journeys. (PDF, 620KB) 15.01.2018

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