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Policing and Crime Act 2017

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2015-16, 2016-17

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).

Policing and Crime Act 2017 c.3
31 January 2017

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.

11 January 2017
Lords
Bill 118 2016-17, Lords Amendments to the Bill
19 December 2016
Commons
12 December 2016
Lords
16 November 2016
Lords
14 June 2016
Lords
19 May 2016
Commons
Bill 158 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
13 April 2016
Commons
10 February 2016
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
14 April 2016
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
18 November 2016
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

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Table showing EVEL designation of Clauses, Schedules and Lords Amendments
7 March 2017
Commons
Speaker's Certificate (Lords Amendments) - 10 January 2017
12 January 2017
Commons
Memorandum - Govt Amendment in Lieu
10 January 2017
Commons
Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 9 January 2017
9 January 2017
Commons
Memorandum in respect of Lords Amendments
20 December 2016
Commons
Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion 13 June 2016
13 June 2016
Commons
Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 13 June 2016
13 June 2016
Commons
Speaker's signed Certificate 13 June 2016
13 June 2016
Commons
Further Memorandum - Home Office
8 June 2016
Commons
Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 8 June 2016
8 June 2016
Commons
Memorandum from the Home Office - 12 April 2016
20 April 2016
Commons
Speaker's Certificate - 2 March 2016
3 March 2016
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.

HL Bill 91-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
17 January 2017
Lords
HL Bill 91(b) Motions for consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
16 January 2017
Lords
HL Bill 91(a) Motions for consideration of Commons reasons and amendments
12 January 2017
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 10 January 2017
10 January 2017
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 6 January 2017
9 January 2017
Commons
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 5 January 2017
6 January 2017
Commons
HL Bill 84-I Marshalled list for Third Reading
16 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 84(b) Amendments for Third Reading
15 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 84(a) Amendment for Third Reading
14 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-III(a) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the third marshalled list
9 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-III Third marshalled list for Report
8 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Report
6 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-II Second marshalled list for Report
5 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-I(Rev)(b) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
1 December 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-I(Rev)(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
30 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
29 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72-I Marshalled list for Report
28 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(g) Amendments for Report
25 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(f) Amendments for Report
24 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(e) Amendments for Report
23 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(d) Amendment for Report
22 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(c) Amendment for Report
21 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(b) Amendments for Report
18 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 72(a) Amendment for Report
17 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-V Fifth marshalled list for Committee
14 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
7 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-III(b) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
4 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-III(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
1 November 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-III Third marshalled list for Committee
31 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-II(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
28 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-II(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
26 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
25 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-II Second marshalled list for Committee
24 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(i) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
19 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(h) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
17 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(g) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
14 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(f) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
13 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(e) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
4 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(d) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
29 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
23 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
16 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list
13 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55-I Marshalled list for Committee
12 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(m) Amendments for Committee
9 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(l) Amendments for Committee
8 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(k) Amendments for Committee
7 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(j) Amendments for Committee
6 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(i) Amendments for Committee
5 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(h) Amendments for Committee
26 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(g) Amendments for Committee
19 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(f) Amendment for Committee
11 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(e) Amendment for Committee
27 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(d) Amendments for Committee
25 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(c) Amendments for Committee
22 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(b) Amendments for Committee
21 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 55(a) Amendments for Committee
19 July 2016
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 13 June 2016
13 June 2016
Commons
10 June 2016
Commons
9 June 2016
Commons
8 June 2016
Commons
7 June 2016
Commons
27 May 2016
Commons
20 May 2016
Commons
13 May 2016
Commons
10 May 2016
Commons
5 May 2016
Commons
27 April 2016
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 26 April 2016
26 April 2016
Commons
25 April 2016
Commons
22 April 2016
Commons
21 April 2016
Commons
20 April 2016
Commons
14 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 April 2016
12 April 2016
Commons
11 April 2016
Commons
8 April 2016
Commons
25 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 March 2016
24 March 2016
Commons
23 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 March 2016
22 March 2016
Commons
18 March 2016
Commons
17 March 2016
Commons
16 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 March 2016
15 March 2016
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
9 January 2017
Commons
Consideration on Report : Day 2
13 June 2016
Commons
Consideration on Report : Day 1
25 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
11 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
24 March 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
21 March 2016
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 Amendments as at 10 January 2017
11 January 2017
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 13 June 2016
14 June 2016
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 26 April 2016
27 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 April 2016
13 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 March 2016
25 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 March 2016
23 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 March 2016
16 March 2016
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
6 January 2017
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
31 October 2016
Commons
Committee Stage Report
22 April 2016
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Policing and Crime Bill: Schedule of Evidence
14 March 2016
Commons
Have your say on the Policing and Crime Bill
8 March 2016
Commons

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

Policing and Crime Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
5 July 2016
Lords

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: Professor Anthea Hucklesby (PCB40)
13 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Glen Mallen (PCB41)
13 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside (PCB42)
13 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (PCB43)
13 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Matthew Gunning further submission (PCB44)
13 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mental Health Alliance PCB11
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mind PCB12
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Home Office further submission PCB13
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association PCB14
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Countryside Alliance PCB15
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society PCB16
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales PCB17
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Chief Constable Mark Polin, Chair of the Chief Police Officers Staff Association PCB18
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association PCB19
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Home Office further submission PCB20
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Ian Durrant PCB21
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Richard Cartwright, Kevin Cartwright, and James Cartwright-Ross PCB22
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Nursing PCB23
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Great War Society PCB24
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Independent Police Complaints Commission further submission PCB25
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mind further submission PCB26
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: International Justice Mission UK PCB27
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Matthew Gunning PCB29
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: British Shooting Sports Council PCB30
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Assistant Chief Constable Dave Orford, National Policing Lead on Firearms PCB31
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association PCB32
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Helston Forensics PCB33
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: National Police Chiefs Council PCB34
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Edward Hallett PCB35
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Deactivated Weapons Association PCB36
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mark Fleet PCB37
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Convenience Stores PCB38
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: The Tommy Teaches Ltd PCB39
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Mr Strawbridge PCB28
12 April 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists PCB06
24 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: UNISON PCB07
24 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: NHS Providers PCB08
24 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Home Office further submission PCB09
24 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: West Midlands Fire Service PCB10
24 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Dame Anne Owers, Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) PCB05
22 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Home Office further submission PCB04
17 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS) PCB01
16 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: College of Policing PCB02
16 March 2016
Commons
Written Evidence: Home Office PCB03
16 March 2016
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Overarching Impact Assessment
18 May 2016

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 dated 05/04/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Marlesford and others regarding the amendment of the phrase "insufficient evidence" for cases not proceeding to charge in relation to the Policing and Crime Act 2017. 2p.
5 April 2017
Letter dated 05/01/2017 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Royall of Blaisdon regarding the Policing and Crime Bill: maximum penalty for stalking offences.
5 January 2017
Letter from Baroness Chisholm to Lord Kennedy regarding requirement to confirm nationality as raised during report stage
20 December 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams to Viscount Halisham regarding firearms licensing issues, as raised during report stage.
20 December 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams to Lord Rosser regarding the Policing and Crime Bill: government amendments for Lords third reading
16 December 2016
List of amendments to be moved on Lords third reading as referenced by Baroness Williams in her letter dated 16/12/2016
16 December 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams to Lord Rosser and Lord Paddick regarding guidance on a Police and Crime Commissioner's business case for fire governance and arrangements for negotiating the terms and conditions of fire personnel
13 December 2016
Letter from Baroness Chisholm regarding the Policing and Crime Bill committee stage debate and Sharia councils
12 December 2016
I. Letter dated 06/12/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding Government amendment for the Policing and Crime Bill report stage: new clause "Authorised lending and possession of firearms for hunting etc".
6 December 2016
II. Amendments to be moved on report. (referenced in Letter dated 06/12/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser).
6 December 2016
Letter dated 01/12/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Marlesford regarding the Policing and Crime Bill: amendment on the phrase "insufficient evidence" for cases not proceeding to charge.
1 December 2016
Letter from Baroness Chisholm to Lord Rosser regarding ethnicity monitoring in the youth justice system, as raised during the committee stage debate
28 November 2016
Letter from Baroness Chisholm to Lord Rosser regarding issues arising from the Committee Stage: the use of maritime powers in relation to clause 86 and the UK's obligations concerning refugees
23 November 2016
Letter dated 22/11/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding the introduction of the police's online system for handling applications for civilian firearm and shotgun certificates.
22 November 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Paddick regarding debate on amendment 183 at Committee stage of the Police and Crime Bill on 2 November: duration of pre-charge bail
22 November 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Henig regarding an amendment at Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill concerning the statutory purpose of the Police Federation.
22 November 2016
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding the debate on the Government amendments to the firearms provisions in Part 6 of the Policing and Crime Bill
22 November 2016
Letter dated 07/11/2016 from Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to Lord Kennedy of Southwark regarding the Policing and Crime Bill: whistleblowing as raised during Committee stage
7 November 2016
Letter dated 02/11/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Bach regarding police complaints as raised during the Committee stage of Part 2 of the Policing and Crime Bill, 26 October
2 November 2016
Letter dated 07/10/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee regarding the Policing and Crime Bill committee stage
7 October 2016
Letter dated 07/10/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding guidance on the duty to collaborate and Police and Crime Panels, as raised during the Policing and Crime Bill Committee stage
7 October 2016
Letter dated 23/09/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser regarding second tranche of Government amendments for the Lords Committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill. 3p.
23 September 2016
Policing and Crime Bill: Supplementary delegated powers memorandum (as referenced in letter from Baroness Williams dated 23/09/2016). 4p.
23 September 2016
Amendments to be moved in Committee of the whole House (as referenced in letter from Baroness Williams dated 23/09/2016). 28p.
23 September 2016
Letter dated 07/09/2016 from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Lord Rosser and others regarding issues raised during the Second Reading.
7 September 2016
Letter dated 08/07/2016 from Karen Bradley MP to Sarah Champion MP regarding the Bill and private hire vehicle (PHV) licensing.
8 July 2016
Letter dated 04/07/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Robert Neill regarding inspection of fire and rescue services.
4 July 2016
Letter dated 30/06/2016 from Karen Bradley MPO to Alistair Carmichael MP regarding amendments to "the section 33 offence" (revenge porn) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
30 June 2016
Letter dated 07/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others regarding documents for deposit in the House Library.
7 June 2016
As referenced in letter dated 07/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others, memorandum on Standing Order 83L
7 June 2016
As referenced in letter dated 07/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others, supplementary delegated powers memorandum
7 June 2016
As referenced in letter dated 07/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others, ECHR supplementary memorandum
7 June 2016
As referenced in letter dated 06/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others, House of Commons amendments 6 Jun 2016.
6 June 2016
Letter dated 06/06/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP and others regarding Government amendments for the Report Stage of the Policing and Crime Bill
6 June 2016
Letter dated 21/04/2016 from Mike Penning MP to Jack Dromey MP regarding Government amendments for Commons Report stage.
21 April 2016
House of Commons amendments 21 April 2016 consideration of bill, as amended.
21 April 2016
Letter dated 20/04/2016 from Karen Bradley MP to Liz Saville Roberts MP and others regarding the work the Government is doing to protect children online.
20 April 2016

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

13 April 2016
Commons
12 April 2016
Commons
24 March 2016
Commons
23 March 2016
Commons
23 March 2016
Commons
16 March 2016
Commons
16 March 2016
Commons

Commons 1st reading

10 February 2016
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

7 March 2016
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
7 March 2016
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
7 March 2016
Commons

Commons Carry-over motion

Carry-over motion
7 March 2016
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
26 April 2016
Commons

Commons Report stage

26 April 2016
Commons

Commons 1st reading

19 May 2016
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

19 May 2016
Commons

Commons Report stage

13 June 2016
Commons

Commons Legislative Grand Committee

Legislative Grand Committee
13 June 2016
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

13 June 2016
Commons

Lords 1st reading

1st reading (Hansard)
14 June 2016
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
14 June 2016
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2nd reading (Hansard)
18 July 2016
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 July 2016
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard)
16 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
16 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard - part one)
9 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard - part two)
9 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
9 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard - part one)
2 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
2 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard - part two)
2 November 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard - part one)
26 October 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
26 October 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard - part two)
26 October 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
14 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard - continued)
14 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
14 September 2016
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
12 December 2016
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
12 December 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
7 December 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
7 December 2016
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
30 November 2016
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
30 November 2016
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

3rd reading (Hansard)
19 December 2016
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 December 2016
Lords

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
10 January 2017
Commons

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

10 January 2017
Commons

Lords Consideration of Commons amendments

Ping Pong (Hansard)
18 January 2017
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
18 January 2017
Lords

Royal Assent

Royal Assent (Hansard)
31 January 2017
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
31 January 2017