The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2017-19 (HC Bill 219) was published on Wednesday 6 June 2018. Second reading was on Monday 11 June. Committee stage concluded on 10 July. The remaining stages of the Bill are expected to be on 11 September.Jump to full report >>
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill was published on 6 June 2018. It had its second reading on 11 June 2018. The Public Bill Committee sat seven times between 26 June and 10 July. Amendments to the Bill were largely technical. The Government has tabled further substantive amendments to the Bill for report stage.
Library Briefing Paper 7613, Terrorism in Great Britain: the statistics provides relevant statistical information.
The Bill follows the Government’s reviews of its counter-terrorism strategy and of counter terrorism legislation. Part 1 of the Bill would bring in the legislative changes arising from those reviews. Amongst other changes, it would:
Most of the Bill extends and applies to the whole of the UK, but some clauses have more limited application. For example, the provisions on extended sentences in clause 8 apply only in England and Wales. Details of territorial extent are in clause 24 of the Bill and paragraphs 17-25 and Annex C of the Explanatory Notes.
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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8332
Authors: Pat Strickland; Jacqueline Beard; Joanna Dawson; Tim Edmonds; Louise Butcher