The Government presented the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill on 18 March 2020, thereby meeting its 100-day self imposed deadline. Second Reading has been scheduled for 23 September 2020. Aspects of the Bill are already generating controversy.
The Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill 2019-21 was introduced in the House of Lords in February 2020. It is due to have second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 September 2020. It would implement arrangements for cross-border legal disputes after the end of the transition period, when EU based arrangements cease to have effect in the UK
This paper provides an update on the UK-EU future relationship negotiations following intensified negotiations in June and July 2020. It explores the prospects for an agreement in time for the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December
The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] 2019-21 would provide a new power of arrest for the purposes of extradition following a request from certain specified countries
It was introduced in the House of Lords in January 2020. It is due to have Second Reading in the House of Commons on 22 June 2020
This research briefing deals with the provisions in the Coronavirus Bill which concern emergency powers and national security. This briefing paper has been updated to reflect changes made to the Bill in the House of Commons.
This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 9.30am on the security implications of including Huawei in 5G. The debate will be opened by Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP.
The UK and EU begin negotiations over their future relationship this week. This paper outlines the UK and EU's objectives, the main issues of contention and the process being followed in the negotiations
The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill 2019-20 was introduced on 11 February 2020. All stages in the House of Commons are due to take place on 12 February 2020. The Bill has been introduced in response to the terrorist attacks on London Bridge in November 2019 and in Streatham in February 2020. The offenders in each of these attacks had been released from prison automatically without the involvement of the Parole Board. The Bill would end the automatic early release of certain terrorist offenders.
The Forensic Science Regulator and Biometrics Strategy 2019-20 was introduced by Darren Jones MP following the Private Members' Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020 and the Bill's second reading is due on 24 April 2020.