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Protection of Children (Removal of Police Discretion) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2014-15

Last updated: 30 March 2015 at 15:10

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Long title

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to remove the discretionary decision-making power afforded to police officers in charging individuals with rape in cases relating to acts of sexual intercourse involving persons aged under 16; and for connected purposes.


Mr Barry Sheerman

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