This Library briefing paper explains the types of coronavirus restrictions and requirements imposed by the UK's lockdown laws.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
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.
- The December 2019 Queen’s Speech
- Queen’s Speech Government briefing Note [providing background on the Bill]
- Serious violence: new legal duty to support multi-agency action [Home Office consultation]
- Serious Violence Strategy [Home Office, April 2018]
- How is the Government implementing a ‘public health approach’ to serious violence? [Commons Library Insight]
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The Prisoners (Disclosure of Information about Victims) Bill 2019-21 was introduced in the House of Commons on 8 January 2020. It completed all stages in the House of Lords on 8 September 2020 and is due to return to the Commons on 6 October 2020 for consideration of a Lords amendment.
Money laundering, fraud and other economic crime could run to billions of pounds per year in the UK. The Treasury Committee has found various regulatory and legislative failings in the way in which these crimes are being tackled. The Government’s July 2019 Economic Crime Plan draws together all the work being conducted by the public and private sector. The RUSI said that as at September 2020, 23% of actions in the plan had been completed, 59% were in progress, 9% were overdue and 6% either had no due date or had been paused.