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Crime and Courts Bill (HL Bill 4 of 2012–13)

Published Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Crime and Courts Bill would establish a new National Crime Agency to combat organised crime, and contains provisions for reforms of the courts system (including judicial appointments and to allow broadcasting of certain court proceedings) as well as provisions on immigration, drug driving and community sentencing. This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords.

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This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Crime and Courts Bill on 28 May 2012. The Bill is wide-ranging in scope. Part 1 provides for the creation of a National Crime Agency to combat organised crime. Part 2 contains various provisions on the courts and tribunals system, including reform of judicial appointments, and for broadcasting court proceedings. Part 3 contains provisions with regard to immigration and border control, drug driving, and community sentencing.

Lords Library notes LLN-2012-020

Authors: James Tobin; Russell Taylor; Heather Evennett

Topics: Courts, Drugs crimes, Internet and cybercrime, Legal profession

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