This briefing discusses the circumstances in which corporates can commit crimes in England and Wales, setting out recent developments and proposals for reform.
The Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill 2019-20 would provide the basis for a scheme to compensate victims of historical institutional abuse. It would also establish a commissioner, to advocate for victims and facilitate the co-ordination of services.
The Bill was introduced in the House of Lords, completing its stages there swiftly. Second reading in the Lords took place on 28 October, with the Bill’s remaining stages completed on 31 October. The proposals received cross-party support and passed without amendment.
The House of Lords Library has produced a briefing on the Bill, here.
The Bill’s Explanatory Notes are available here.
The progress of the Bill can be followed here.
A list of contact details for organisations which assist victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK.
A Westminster Hall debate on protecting consumers from online scams has been scheduled for 28 April 2021 from 4:05-4:35pm. The debate will be opened by Ruth Edwards MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides background information and press and parliamentary coverage.