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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2019-21, 2021-22

Bill (7)

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.

6 July 2021
Lords
Bill 133 2021-22 (as amended)
24 June 2021
Commons
Bill 133 2021-22 (as amended) (large print version)
24 June 2021
Commons
Bill 005 2021-22 (as introduced)
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 005 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 268 2019-21 (as introduced)
9 March 2021
Commons
Bill 268 2019-21 (Large Print)
9 March 2021
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

6 July 2021
Lords
Bill 005 EN 2021-22
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 005 EN 2021-22 - large print
12 May 2021
Commons
Bill 268 EN 2019-21
9 March 2021
Commons
Bill 268-EN 2019-21 (Large Print)
9 March 2021
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”.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
7 July 2021
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office/Ministry of Justice - 9 March 2021
9 March 2021
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 40 Running list of amendments
15 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(s) Amendments for Committee
15 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(r) Amendments for Committee
14 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(q) Amendments for Committee
13 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(p) Amendments for Committee
12 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(o) Amendments for Committee
11 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(n) Amendments for Committee
8 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(m) Amendments for Committee
6 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(l) Amendments for Committee
5 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(k) Amendments for Committee
4 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(j) Amendment for Committee
1 October 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(i) Amendments for Committee
30 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(h) Amendments for Committee
29 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(g) Amendments for Committee
28 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(f)(Corrected) Amendments for Committee
24 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(e) Amendments for Committee
23 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(d) Amendments for Committee
21 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(c) Amendments for Committee
17 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(b) Amendments for Committee
16 September 2021
Lords
HL Bill 40(a) Amendments for Committee
15 September 2021
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 5 July 2021
5 July 2021
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 5 July 2021 (large print version)
5 July 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2021
2 July 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 July 2021
1 July 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2021
30 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 June 2021
29 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 June 2021
28 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2021
25 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 June 2021
24 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2021
23 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 June 2021
22 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 June 2021
21 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2021
18 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 June 2021
17 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 June 2021
16 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 June 2021
15 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 June 2021
14 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2021
11 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 June 2021
10 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 June 2021
9 June 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 June 2021
8 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 June 2021
7 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 June 2021
4 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 June 2021
3 June 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 28 May 2021
28 May 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 May 2021
27 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 May 2021
26 May 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 May 2021
25 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2021
24 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2021
21 May 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 20 May 2021
20 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 May 2021
19 May 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 May 2021
18 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2021
17 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 May 2021
14 May 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 May 2021
13 May 2021
Commons
Notice of Amendments as at 29 April 2021
30 April 2021
Commons
Notice of Amendments as at 28 April 2021
29 April 2021
Commons
Notice of Amendments as at 27 April 2021
28 April 2021
Commons
Notice of Amendments as at 26 April 2021
27 April 2021
Commons
Notice of Amendments as at 23 April 2021
26 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 April 2021
23 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 21 April 2021
22 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 April 2021
21 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 April 2021
20 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 April 2021
19 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 April 2021
16 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 April 2021
15 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 April 2021
13 April 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 March 2021
24 March 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 March 2021
23 March 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 March 2021
19 March 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2021
18 March 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 March 2021
17 March 2021
Commons

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

Provisional grouping and selection by Mr Speaker - 5 July 2021
5 July 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 24 June 2021
23 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 22 June 2021
22 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 17 June 2021
17 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 15 June 2021
15 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 10 June 2021
10 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee
8 June 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 27 May 2021
27 May 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 25 May 2021
24 May 2021
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.

Report Stage Proceedings as at 5 July 2021
6 July 2021
Commons
All proceedings up to 24 June 2021 at Public Bill Committee stage
25 June 2021
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.

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
19 July 2021
Lords
Briefing paper on Progress of the Bill
2 July 2021
Commons
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2019-21: Background
12 March 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

6th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
13 September 2021
Lords
9 September 2021
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
6 May 2021
Commons

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights
11 March 2021
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.

Written evidence submitted by Transition to Adulthood Alliance (PCSCB41)
23 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Judith Ratcliffe (PCSCB42)
23 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Victims' Commissioner (PCSCB39)
18 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous (PCSCB40)
18 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Ellie Cumbo, Head of Public Law, The Law Society (supplementary submission) (PCSCB37)
16 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Bar Council (PCSCB38)
16 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust (PCSCB34)
11 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Helen Stephenson CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Charity Commission for England and Wales (PCSCB35)
11 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (PCSCB36)
11 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Travelling ahead: Wales (PCSCB24)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Magistrates Association (PCSCB25)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Iryna Pona, The Children's Society (supplementary submission) (PCSCB26)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Howard League for Penal Reform (PCSCB27)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Fair Trials (PCSCB28)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths, President, Police Superintendents' Association (supplementary submission) (PCSCB29)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (supplementary submission) (PCSCB30)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Dr Robert Jones, Lecturer in Criminology, University of South Wales (PCSCB31)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Transport Police (PCSCB32)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Maureen Martin et al (re: Reject New Clause 43) (PCSCB33)
9 June 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Bond, National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), and Small Charities Coalition (SCC) (joint submission) (PCSCB18)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Commission (PCSCB19)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Quakers in Britain and Unlock Democracy (PCSCB20)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales (PCSCB21)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Centre for Women's Justice (re: pre-charge bail provisions) (PCSCB22)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Southern Co-op (PCSCB23)
28 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Big Brother Watch, Amnesty International UK, Centre for Women's Justice, defenddigitalme, End Violence Against Women, Fair Trials, JUSTICE, Liberty, Rape Crisis England & Wales, and The Survivors' Trust - re: digital extraction powers (joint submission) (PCSCB11)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by JUSTICE (PCSCB12)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (PCSCB13)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Prison Reform Trust (PCSCB14)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Friends, Families and Travellers (PCSCB15)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by BLM Scotland (PCSCB16)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Community Law Partnership (PCSCB17)
26 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Rights of Women, the End Violence Against Women and Girls Coalition, Latin American Women's Rights Service and Southall Black Sisters (joint submission) (PCSCB06)
21 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Transform Justice (PCSCB07)
21 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Article 39 and the National Association for Youth Justice (joint submission) (PCSCB08)
21 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Big Brother Watch (PCSCB09)
21 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Ms Azra Bloomfield (PCSCB10)
21 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Leeds for Europe (PCSCB01)
19 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (PCSCB02)
19 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Zoe Everett (PCSCB03)
19 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) (PCSCB04)
19 May 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Amnesty International UK (PCSCB05)
19 May 2021
Commons

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

Annex A: in-scope offences - Policy paper
30 April 2021
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Sentencing, Release, Probation and Youth Justice Measures – 14 July 2021
14 July 2021
Lords
Increasing efficiency and accessibility in the courts and tribunal system – 6 July 2021
6 July 2021
Detention and training orders – 6 July 2021
6 July 2021
Impact Assessment (updated) from the Home Office – 6 July 2021
6 July 2021
In-scope offences
18 June 2021
Commons
Impact Assessment (updated) from the Home Office - 30 April 2021
13 May 2021
Sentencing, Release, Probation and Youth Justice Measures - 8 March 2021
9 March 2021
Commons
Sentencing, Release, Probation and Youth Justice Measures - Annex A (Measures to Clarify or Resolve Legislative Inconsistencies)
9 March 2021
Commons
Overarching Criminal Law IA - 8 March 2021
9 March 2021
Commons
Increasing efficiency and accessibility in the courts and tribunal system - 8 March 2021
9 March 2021
Commons
Home Office and Department for Transport measures - 4 March 2021
9 March 2021
Commons
Impact assessment: pre-charge bail
12 January 2021
Impact assessment: serious violence duty
16 December 2020
Impact assessment: assaults on emergency workers
11 December 2020
Impact assessment: driving offences
10 December 2020
Impact assessment: release policy for serious offenders
4 December 2020
Impact assessment: detention and training orders
1 December 2020
Impact assessment: out of court disposals
1 December 2020

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 Chris Philp MP to Charles Walker MP and Steve McCabe MP regarding the Bill: letter to the House of Commons Committee, referencing topics raised during committee stage: child sexual offences, secure 16 to 19 academies, and repealing the Bail Act.
5 July 2021
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP to Sarah Jones MP regarding offensive weapons homicide reviews
1 July 2021
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP and Chris Philp MP to Charles Walker MP, Steve McCabe MP and Gavin Robinson MP regarding the Government amendments tabled for the Commons Committee stage of the Bill.
9 June 2021
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP to Sarah Jones MP, Stella Creasy MP and others regarding issues raised during the Committee stage (sixth sitting): the serious violence duty and new clause 28
8 June 2021

Full transcripts

Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
24 June 2021
Commons

Commons Committee stage

24 June 2021
Commons
24 June 2021
Commons
22 June 2021
Commons
22 June 2021
Commons
17 June 2021
Commons
17 June 2021
Commons
15 June 2021
Commons
15 June 2021
Commons
10 June 2021
Commons
10 June 2021
Commons
8 June 2021
Commons
8 June 2021
Commons
27 May 2021
Commons
27 May 2021
Commons
25 May 2021
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25 May 2021
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20 May 2021
Commons
20 May 2021
Commons
18 May 2021
Commons
18 May 2021
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Day 2
16 March 2021
Commons
2nd reading - Day 1
15 March 2021
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage - Commons Hansard link
5 July 2021
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme Motion - Commons Hansard link
5 July 2021
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
5 July 2021
Commons

Lords 1st reading

6 July 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

14 September 2021
Lords

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
6 July 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
14 September 2021
Lords