This Insight looks at the proposal for a new order to help prevent knife crime and how people from Black ethnic groups may be more affected.
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 Queen’s Speech and Queen’s Speech Government background briefing
- Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments [Home Office consultation]
- Policing in the UK [Commons Library Briefing]
- Introduction to police powers [Commons Library Briefing]
- Tresspass to land [Commons Library Briefing]
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 Library briefing paper describes the law enforcing the UK's coronavirus lockdown. It discusses police enforcement of the lockdown and legal commentary of the lockdown rules.
This briefing paper explains the police complaints and discipline systems. It also provides an overview of recent reforms to the systems.