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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee Stage Report [Bill 151 of 2010-11]

Published Thursday, March 24, 2011

During the Committee stage, several Government amendments were made to the provisions on police reform. Some (for example, on police complaints, police and crime plans and disqualifying people convicted of imprisonable offences from becoming or being police and crime commissioners) were on matters of substance. By contrast, there were only minor amendments to the provisions of the misuse of drugs and no substantive amendments to the parts of the Bill covering licensing, protests in Parliament Square or universal jurisdiction.

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During the Committee stage, several Government amendments were made to the provisions on police reform. Some (for example, on police complaints, police and crime plans and disqualifying people convicted of imprisonable offences from becoming or being police and crime commissioners) were on matters of substance. By contrast, there were only minor amendments to the provisions of the misuse of drugs and no substantive amendments to the parts of the Bill covering licensing, protests in Parliament Square or universal jurisdiction.

Commons Briefing papers RP11-28

Authors: Sally Lipscombe; Elena Ares; Pat Strickland; Philip Ward

Topics: Crime, Drugs misuse, Licensing, Police, Public order offences

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