The Tracker: status of Public Bills before the UK Parliament - July 2007

United Kingdom

I hope this July issue of the Tracker finds you well. The speed at which Bills are moving through Parliament has increased in the last couple of weeks: Royal Assent has been granted to the Welfare Reform Act, the Budget Act, and the Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act.

The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill which is nearing completion brings most tribunals together in a single organisation, and will, according to the Justice Minister this month, "speed up justice and make the process easier for the public to understand".

The Lords and the Commons are still arguing over whether the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill should extend to deaths in custody. Will they get themselves sorted out before the end of this Parliamentary session on 27 July?

The Corruption Bill has sputtered back into life after a long quiet period: it received its first reading in the Commons on the 15 June 2007 having been brought in from the Lords.

In early August, I will publish an update on Bills that have made it through to the end of this session.

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