Amendments proposed to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Published on 29 December 2021
Changes to the bill have been discussed by members of the Lords
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The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill aims to make widespread changes across the criminal justice system. These include changes to police powers, judicial procedures and offender rehabilitation.

The bill has recently passed the committee stage where the Lords undertook a line-by-line examination of the Bill and amendments were discussed.

Proposed amendments so far include:

  • examining the penalties for causing death or serious injury by dangerous or careless driving and driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
  • changes to prevent a lone arresting officer requiring a person subject to arrest to enter a vehicle or premises other than a police station
  • changes to criminal trespassing
  • the deployment of drones and new surveillance and weapons technology

The Bill moved from the committee stage to the report stage for further scrutiny by the Lords on 6 December.

Read more: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill