Prisons & Courts Bill going through Parliament

Latest news on the Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

The Prisons and Courts Bill is a public bill presented to Parliament by the Government. The Bill was introduced to the House of Commons and given its First Reading on Thursday 23 February 2017. This stage is formal and takes place without any debate.

What happens next?

MPs will next consider the Bill at Second Reading. The date for second reading has not yet been announced.

Summary of the Prisons and Courts Bill 2016-17

A Bill to make provision about prisons; make provision about practice and procedure in courts and tribunals, organisation of courts and tribunals, functions of the judiciary and of courts and tribunals and their staff, appointment and deployment of the judiciary, and functions of the Judicial Appointments Commission; and make provision about whiplash claims.