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Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2013-14, 2014-15

Act of Parliament (1)

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).

Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 c.2
16 February 2015
Commons

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.

HL Bill 82 2014-15 Commons Insistence, Disagreement and Amendments in Lieu
14 January 2015
Lords
Bill 136 2014-15, Lords Insistence and Reasons, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendment in Lieu of those Amendments
11 December 2014
Commons
HL Bill 65 2014-15 Commons Disagreements, Reasons and Amendments in Lieu
2 December 2014
Lords
Bill 120 2014-15, Lords Amendments to the Bill
12 November 2014
Commons
29 October 2014
Lords
HL Bill 43 2014-15 (as amended in Committee)
31 July 2014
Lords
HL Bill 30 2014-15, as brought from the Commons
19 June 2014
Lords
5 June 2014
Commons
Bill 192 2013-14, as amended in Public Bill Committee
2 April 2014
Commons
5 February 2014
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
4 April 2014
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 120-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments
12 November 2014
Commons
5 February 2014
Commons

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.

Marshalled List of Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Amendments
21 January 2015
Lords
Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Amendments
16 January 2015
Lords
Consideration of Lords Message as at 13 January 2015
13 January 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 9 January 2015
10 January 2015
Commons
Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 9 January 2015
9 January 2015
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 8 January 2014
9 January 2015
Commons
Marshalled List of Motions to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments
9 December 2014
Lords
Motions and Amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Reasons and Amendments in lieu
5 December 2014
Lords
Consideration of Lords Amendments for 1 December 2014
29 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 27 November 2014
28 November 2014
Commons
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
8 November 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Third Reading
6 November 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
4 November 2014
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
24 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
22 October 2014
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
21 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
18 October 2014
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
17 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
16 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
15 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
14 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
11 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
10 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
9 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
8 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
1 October 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
19 August 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
1 August 2014
Lords
Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
29 July 2014
Lords
Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
25 July 2014
Lords
Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
23 July 2014
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
22 July 2014
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
18 July 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
17 July 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
16 July 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
15 July 2014
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
11 July 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
10 July 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Committee
9 July 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
8 July 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Committee
4 July 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
3 July 2014
Lords
17 June 2014
Commons
Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 13 June 2014
13 June 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 12 June 2014
13 June 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 10 June 2014
11 June 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 6 June 2014
9 June 2014
Commons
15 May 2014
Commons
12 May 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 8 May 2014
9 May 2014
Commons
8 May 2014
Commons
7 May 2014
Commons
2 May 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 30 April 2014
1 May 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 1 April 2014
2 April 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 April 2014
1 April 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 March 2014
27 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 March 2014
25 March 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 20 March 2014
21 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 March 2014
20 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 18 March 2014
19 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 March 2014 - Revised version
19 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 March 2014
18 March 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 13 March 2014
14 March 2014
Commons
13 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Amendments given on 11 March 2014
12 March 2014
Commons
11 March 2014
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
13 January 2015
Commons
Consideration on Report (Second Day)
17 June 2014
Commons
Consideration on Report (First Day)
12 May 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
26 March 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
24 March 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
19 March 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
17 March 2014
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. 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.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 13 January 2015
14 January 2015
Commons
18 June 2014
Commons
13 May 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 April 2014
2 April 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 March 2014
28 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 March 2014
26 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 March 2014
21 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 March 2014
19 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 March 2014
14 March 2014
Commons
Public Bill Proceedings as at 11 March 2014
12 March 2014
Commons

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.

Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments
27 November 2014
Commons
Library Note 2014/022
25 June 2014
Lords
Committee Stage Report
12 June 2014
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
21 February 2014
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
26 February 2014
Commons

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

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 December 2014
2 December 2014
Commons
Consideration of Lords Amendments
1 December 2014
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: Bar Council, supplementary evidence CJC 37
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Jamie Grace CJC 38
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society, supplementary evidence CJC 39
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Criminal Bar Association CJC 40
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: BritCits CJC 41
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: BBC, Guardian News & Media Limited, Independent Print Limited, Express Newspapers, ITN, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Telegraph Media Group Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited CJC 42
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Terence Ewing CJC 43
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Mrs Sue Braithwaite and Mrs Mandy Stock CJC 44
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version
2 April 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Richard Taylor CJC 33
28 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr Mark Coen, Durham Law School CJC 34
28 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) CJC 35
28 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: RSPB and Friends of the Earth CJC 36
28 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum CJC 28
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Ismail Abdulhai Bhamjee CJC 29
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Steve Symonds CJC 30
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association CJC 31
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Medical Justice CJC 32
25 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Newspaper Society CJC 24
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Campaign Against Censorship CJC 25
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: JUSTICE CJC 26
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: JUSTICE - supplementary CJC 27
20 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Martin Westgate QC CJC 17
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Criminal Justice Alliance CJC 18
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Bail for Immigration Detainees CJC 19
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Magistrates’ Association CJC 20
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Public Law Project CJC 21
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Liberty CJC 22
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Liberty, further evidence CJC 23
19 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Rehman Chishti MP CJC 10
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) CJC 11
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Professor Clare McGlynn and Professor Erika Rackley CJC 12
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Sex & Censorship campaign CJC 13
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society CJC 14
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre CJC 15
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Asda CJC 16
13 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Nick Armstrong, Matrix Chambers CJC 01
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Howard League for Penal Reform CJC 02
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: UK Lawyers for Israel CJC 03
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: End Violence Against Women Coalition CJC 04
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust CJC 05
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Prof Feona Attwood, Emeritus Prof Martin Barker and Prof Clarissa Smith CJC 06
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Bar Council CJC 07
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Backlash CJC 08
12 March 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Standing Committee for Youth Justice CJC 09
12 March 2014
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Recall Adjudicator for recalled determinate sentence prisoners
15 October 2014
Prohibit the offering of inducements or similar rewards as an encouragement to make a personal injury compensation claim
2 October 2014
Routes of Appeal in the Court of Protection
5 August 2014
Impact Assessment (updated)
18 June 2014
Making the offence in section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 a triable either-way offence
18 June 2014
Dismissal of personal injury claims involving fundamental dishonesty
18 June 2014
Causing death or serious injury by driving while disqualified
18 June 2014
Reforms to Judicial Review: Permission filters for statutory challenges; harmonisation of time periods for challenges; and harmonising procedures for challenges to costs awards
18 June 2014
New offence of police corruption
13 June 2014
Criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect
10 June 2014
Restrictions of the use of simple cautions
10 March 2014
Criminal Courts Charge
24 February 2014
Impact Assessment
5 February 2014
Changes to the framework for the sentencing and release of serious and dangerous sexual and violent offenders
5 February 2014
Electronic monitoring of whereabouts as a compulsory licence condition
5 February 2014
Extension to the Extreme Pornography Possession offence at Section 63 Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008
5 February 2014
Juror misconduct and strict liability contempt by publication
5 February 2014
Increase in the age limit for jury service in England & Wales
5 February 2014
Introduction of a new statutory test for release after recall of determinate sentence prisoners
5 February 2014
Streamlining high-volume, low-level 'regulatory cases' in magistrates' courts
5 February 2014
New offence for offenders unlawfully at large following recall (UAL) and increase of maximum sentence for offenders who fail to return from release on temporary licence (ROTL) impact assessment
5 February 2014
Reforms to Judicial Review (Introduction of legislation stage)
4 February 2014
Reforms to Judicial Review (Final stage)
22 January 2014
Transforming Youth Custody
17 January 2014

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.

Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Beecham regarding prohibiting the offer of inducements in personal injury claims
30 October 2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames regarding Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - compulsory electronic monitoring provision.
29 July 2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede regarding Criminal Justice and Courts Bill - electronic tags and criminal courts charging.
29 July 2014
Letter from Lord Faulks to Earl Listowel regarding House of Lords Committee debate on Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: local authority accommodation for 17 year olds
29 July 2014

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

2 April 2014
Commons
28 March 2014
Commons
28 March 2014
Commons
26 March 2014
Commons
26 March 2014
Commons
21 March 2014
Commons
21 March 2014
Commons
19 March 2014
Commons
19 March 2014
Commons
14 March 2014
Commons
14 March 2014
Commons
13 March 2014
Commons
12 March 2014
Commons

Commons 1st reading

5 February 2014
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

24 February 2014
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
24 February 2014
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
24 February 2014
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
24 February 2014
Commons

Commons Carry-over motion

Carry-over motion
24 February 2014
Commons

Commons Report stage

12 May 2014
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
12 May 2014
Commons

Commons 1st reading

5 June 2014
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

5 June 2014
Commons

Commons Report stage

17 June 2014
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

17 June 2014
Commons

Lords 1st reading

18 June 2014
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

30 June 2014
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 5th sitting
30 July 2014
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting
28 July 2014
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting
23 July 2014
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting
21 July 2014
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting
14 July 2014
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 3rd sitting
27 October 2014
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting
22 October 2014
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
20 October 2014
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

10 November 2014
Lords

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
1 December 2014
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

1 December 2014
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

9 December 2014
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

13 January 2015
Commons

Commons Carry-over motion

Carry-over motion
13 January 2015
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

21 January 2015
Lords

Royal Assent

12 February 2015