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Prisons and Courts Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2016-17

Bill (2)

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.

Bill 170 2016-17 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
20 April 2017
Commons
23 February 2017
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

23 February 2017
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Ministry of Justice Delegated Powers Memorandum
23 February 2017
Commons

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, which applied from 23 October 2015 until it was suspended on 22 April 2020 (and finally rescinded on 13 July 2021),the Speaker certified Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker could certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself could be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Speaker's Signed Certificate - 15 March 2017
15 March 2017
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.

Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 April 2017
20 April 2017
Commons
19 April 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 April 2017
18 April 2017
Commons
13 April 2017
Commons
12 April 2017
Commons
31 March 2017
Commons
30 March 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 March 2017
29 March 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 March 2017
28 March 2017
Commons
27 March 2017
Commons
24 March 2017
Commons

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

Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
18 April 2017
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
28 March 2017
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.

All proceedings up to 20 April 2017 at Public Bill Committee Stage
21 April 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 20 April 2017
21 April 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 18 April 2017
19 April 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 March 2017
30 March 2017
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 March 2017
29 March 2017
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 Second Reading
16 March 2017
Commons
Briefing Paper on Prisons and Courts statistics for England and Wales
7 March 2017
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Schedule of meetings
27 March 2017
Commons
Have your say on the Prisons and Courts Bill
21 March 2017
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: Magistrates' Association (PCB 13)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: DWF (PCB 14)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Professors Erika Rackley, Rosemary Hunter and Kate Malleson (PCB 15)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Zurich Insurance (PCB 16)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd (PCB 17)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: British Medical Association (BMA) (PCB 18)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Senior President of Tribunals, Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (PCB 19)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) (PCB 20)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Family Justice Council (PCB 21)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: British Humanist Association (PCB 22)
19 April 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) (PCB 01)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Arthur Michael Robinson, Director and Solicitor, Emmersons Solicitors Limited (PCB 02)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society (PCB 03)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Prison Officers Association (POA) (PCB 04)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists (PCB 05)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (PCB 06)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Catholic Bishops’ Conference (PCB 07)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: John Wadham, Chair of the UK National Preventive Mechanism (PCB 08)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information (SAFARI) (PCB 10)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: The Howard League for Penal Reform (PCB 12)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (PCB 11)
30 March 2017
Commons
Written Evidence: Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) (PCB 09)
30 March 2017
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Prisons and Courts Bill – Overarching Impact Assessment
22 February 2017

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Committee Debate: Compilation of Sittings so far
15 June 2017
Commons
19 April 2017
Commons
30 March 2017
Commons
30 March 2017
Commons
29 March 2017
Commons
29 March 2017
Commons

Commons 1st reading

23 February 2017
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

20 March 2017
Commons