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Crime and Security Act 2010

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2009-10

Last updated: 17 August 2010 at 12:40

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Long title

A Bill to make provision about police powers of stop and search; about the taking, retention, destruction and use of evidential material; for the protection of victims of domestic violence; about injunctions in respect of gang-related violence; about anti-social behaviour orders; about the private security industry; about possession of mobile telephones in prison; about air weapons; and for connected purposes.


This Bill contains a range of policing, crime and security measures.

Key areas

  • reduces information requirements for police stops and searches
  • establishes new time limits for the retention of DNA samples, DNA profiles and fingerprints (following a European Court of Human Rights judgement) together with extensions to the circumstances in which such samples can be collected
  • introduces a new Domestic Violence Protection Notice, by which a senior police officer could require a suspected perpetrator to stop molesting a victim and to leave the premises, pending application to court for the Bill’s new Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • extends the new injunctions to prevent gang-related violence to under 18s
  • strengthens the legal assumption that a court will make a parenting order when 10-15 year olds are convicted for a breach of an anti-social behaviour order
  • establishes a new licensing requirement for businesses carrying out vehicle immobilisation, in addition to the existing one for individuals
  • introduces a new criminal offence of possessing a mobile telephone in prison
  • introduces a new offence of allowing minors access to air weapons

Sponsoring departments

Home Office
Alan Johnson
Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Home Office
Lord West of Spithead
Labour, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

9 April 2010

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
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