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 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.
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 Insight explains what nitrous oxide is and how its use as a recreational drug is currently policed.