The next quinquennial Armed Forces Bill is due in 2021. In 2017 the Ministry of Defence commissioned a review of the service justice system in preparation for the Bill. This paper explains what the Service Justice System is, the main outcomes of the review and the Government’s response.
The Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords took place on Tuesday 24 April 2018.
Committee: first sitting in the Lords took place on Thursday 10 May 2018.
Committee: second sitting in the Lords took place on Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Third reading in the House of Lords is scheduled for Wednesday 27 June 2018.
The Commons Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate in the House of Commons and this page will be updated when it is made available. You can be notified of this by emailing email@example.com, stating the title of the Bill.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
Civil Liability Bill [HL] 2017-19 (Text of the Bill)
Bill pages on Parliament website. These give the progress of the Bill, linking debates and Bill documents. Delegated powers memoranda and impact assessments are also linked.
Civil Liability Bill: associated documents, Ministry of Justice, 21 March 2018
Ministry of Justice press release, Justice Secretary unveils new Bill to cut car insurance premiums, 20 March 2018
Civil Liability Bill [HL]: whiplash claims, Commons Library briefing paper CBP-8335, 11 June 2018
Small claims for personal injuries including whiplash, Commons Library briefing paper SN04141, 11 June 2018
Motor car insurance, Commons Library briefing paper SN-6061, 1 December 2017
Help for Members of Parliament and their staff
In addition to writing and updating published papers as bills go through Parliament, the House of Commons Library can assist Members of Parliament and their staff with individual enquiries about bills, particularly on the policy background.
The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees. The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills.
This Commons briefing paper gives an overview of some commonly raised issues about land law.
This paper provides brief information in response to some key questions regarding the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on separated families, maintenance arrangements and access to children.