Serious Crime Bill

October 30, 2007

The bill received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007 and became the Serious Crime Act 2007. See the bill’s passage through Parliament. JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords Second Reading (Part 1 of Bill) – February 2007 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons Second Reading – June 2007  

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill

July 26, 2007

The bill received Royal Assent on 26 July 2007 and became the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. Joint Briefing – House of Commons consideration of House of Lords, Amendments – May 2007 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords Grand Chamber, Amendments – December 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords Second Reading – December 2006 […]

Mental Health Bill

July 19, 2007

The bill received Royal Assent on 19 July 2007 and became the Mental Health Act 2007 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Second Reading – November 2006 Links The bill’s passage through Parliament

Control order renewal debate – 2007

March 1, 2007

JUSTICE briefings for the House of Commons and House of Lords debates on the renewal of control order legislation (Draft Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in Force of Sections 1 to 9) Order 2007). JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords Debate – March 2007 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons Debate – February 2007

Fraud (Trials without a Jury) Bill

JUSTICE opposed this bill in its entirety. The bill never became law. It was blocked in the House of Lords in March 2007. Former JUSTICE vice-chair, the late Lord Kingland said in the debate “… jury trial has been a central component in the conduct of all serious criminal trials for about the past 700 years. Its contribution […]

Violent Crime Reduction Bill

November 8, 2006

The bill received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006 and became the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Second Reading – March 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons, Committee Stage (suggested amendments) – October 2005 JUSTICE Submission – Joint Committee on Human Rights – September 2005 Links The bill’s passage […]

Police and Justice Bill

The bill received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006 and became the Police and Justice Act 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Report Stage (inspectorate reform, children in custody) – October 2006 Joint Briefing – House of Lords, Committee Stage (amendments) – July 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Second Reading – June 2006 Links […]

Draft Legal Services Bill

June 6, 2006

The Legal Services Act 2007 received Royal Assent on 30 October 2007. JUSTICE briefing – Draft Legal Services Bill to JCHR – (June 2006) Links JUSTICE press release – 8 June 2006 – ‘Professional values need more protection’ Legal Services Act 2007 – passage through Parliament

Racial and Religious Hatred Bill

April 16, 2006

The bill received Royal Assent on 16 February 2006 and became the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons consideration of House of Lords amendments – January 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons, Report Stage – July 2005 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Commons, Second Reading – June 2005

Identity Cards Bill

March 30, 2006

The bill received Royal Assent on 30 March 2006 and became the Identity Cards Act 2006. JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords , consideration of House of Commons amendments – March 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Report Stage – January 2006 JUSTICE Briefing – House of Lords, Committee Stage – November 2005 JUSTICE Briefing […]