Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24


A Bill To amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice (including the powers and duties of the police) and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about confiscation and the use of monies in suspended accounts; to make other provision about the prevention and detection of crime and disorder; to make provision about begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour; to make provision about the police; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Home Office)
What is this Bill?

The Criminal Justice Bill is a Government Bill tabled by a Minister of the Crown.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 14 November 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

What type of Bill is this?

Government Bills are technically Presentation Bills, but the Government can use its legislative time to ensure the schedule of debates to scrutinise the Bill.

So is this going to become a law?

Though the Bill can be amended from its original form, the Bill will almost certainly be enacted in law before the end of the Session, or will be carried over to the subsequent Session.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Government Bills, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Tuesday 30th January 2024 - Committee stage: 16th sitting (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 60%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
30/01/2024
Briefing paper
24/11/2023
Explanatory Note
14/11/2023

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

15th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 March 2024
27th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 March 2024
26th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 March 2024
25th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 March 2024
22nd March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 March 2024
21st March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 March 2024
20th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 March 2024
19th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 March 2024
18th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 March 2024
15th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 March 2024
14th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 March 2024
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 March 2024
12th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 March 2024
11th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 March 2024
8th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 March 2024
7th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 March 2024
6th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 March 2024
5th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2024
5th March 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Laura Farris MP to Jess Phillips MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: new clause to amend the definition of human trafficking in section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015, and data on convictions under section 1 of the MSA.
5th March 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Laura Farris MP to Alex Norris MP regarding the requirement for specialist rape and serious sexual offence teams.
4th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2024
1st March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2024
29th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 February 2024
28th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 28 February 2024
27th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 February 2024
26th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 February 2024
23rd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 February 2024
22nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 22 February 2024
21st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 February 2024
20th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 February 2024
19th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 February 2024
16th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 February 2024
9th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 February 2024
8th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2024
7th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2024
6th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2024
5th February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2024
2nd February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2024
1st February 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 February 2024
1st February 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Chris Philp MP to Jess Phillips MP and Alex Norris MP regarding whether the police could use retrospective facial recognition to identify potential witnesses and to clarify further related points, as discussed during the Committee Stage.
31st January 2024
Bill
Bill 155 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - XML version
31st January 2024
Bill
Bill 155 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
31st January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 31 January 2024
30th January 2024
Committee stage: 16th sitting (Commons)
30th January 2024
Committee stage: 15th sitting (Commons)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Right To Life UK (CJB60)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by CyberUp Campaign (CJB63)
30th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 January 2024
30th January 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 30 January 2024 at Public Bill Committee Stage
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jane Lamprill (further submission) (CJB65)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by St Mungo's (CJB64)
30th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by NCC Group (CJB61)
29th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 January 2024
29th January 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Chris Philp MP to Jess Phillips MP regarding a query raised in the committee stage debate (tenth sitting): Serious Crime Prevention Orders: number of restraining orders made on acquittal.
29th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 30 January 2024
26th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 January 2024
25th January 2024
Committee stage: 14th sitting (Commons)
25th January 2024
Committee stage: 13th sitting (Commons)
25th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 January 2024
25th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 25 January 2024
24th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2024
23rd January 2024
Committee stage: 12th sitting (Commons)
23rd January 2024
Committee stage: 11th sitting (Commons)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Mr J Lee (CJB53)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Letter from Ministers Philp and Farris, re: Criminal Justice Bill: Government Amendments for Committee, dated 18 January 2024 (CJB54)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Supplementary European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum by the Ministry of Justice (CJB55)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Manchester City Council (CJB57)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Refuge (CJB58)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr E M Kubiak (CJB59)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Gender and Tech Research Group, University College London (UCL) - Dr Leonie Tanczer, Jennifer Reed (CJB56)
23rd January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Andrew Kirk (CJB52)
22nd January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 23 January 2024
19th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 January 2024
18th January 2024
Committee stage: 10th sitting (Commons)
18th January 2024
Committee stage: 9th sitting (Commons)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by RELEASE (CJB44)
18th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 18 January 2024
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Big Brother Watch (CJB49)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Liberty (CJB51)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Kevin Duffy (CJB46)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Vicky Heap, Dr Alex Black, Benjamin Archer, Dr Dario Ferrazzi, and Richard Lynch (CJB45)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Adrian Waddelove (CJB47)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Graham T Priest (CJB48)
18th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by BT Group (CJB50)
17th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2024
17th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 18 January 2024
16th January 2024
Committee stage: 8th sitting (Commons)
16th January 2024
Committee stage: 7th sitting (Commons)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Prison Reform Trust (CJB42)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields (CJB39)
16th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 January 2024
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Spotlight on Corruption (CJB38)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Fr Michael Puljic (CJB40)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) (CJB41)
16th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the National Police Chiefs' Council (supplementary) (CJB43)
15th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 16 January 2024
12th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2024
11th January 2024
Committee stage: 6th sitting (Commons)
11th January 2024
Committee stage: 5th sitting (Commons)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by John Pidgeon, CART (CJB34)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Jane Lamprill (CJB28)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum by the Home Office (CJB27)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Joint Modern Slavery Policy Unit of Justice and Care and the Centre for Social Justice (CJB31)
11th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 January 2024
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Supplementary European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum by the Home Office (CJB26)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (CJB21)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Annex: Supplementary European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum by the Home Office (CJB37)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Letter from Ministers Philp and Farris, re: Criminal Justice Bill: Government Amendments for Committee, dated 19 December 2023 (CJB25)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence co-signed by Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Royal College of Midwives; Royal College of General Practitioners; Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare; Liberty Human Rights; British Society of Abortion Care Providers; British Pregnancy Advisory Service; MSI Reproductive Choices UK; National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service; Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC UK); Doctors for Choice; End Violence Against Women coalition; Refuge; Women’s Aid; Fawcett Society; Wellbeing of Women; Abortion Rights; Karma Nirvana; Women’s Equality Party; Brook; Level Up; Trade Union Congress; Birthrights; Mumsnet; Humanists UK; University and College Union; and Terrence Higgins Trust (CJB24)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by R E Flook (CJB22)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Generation Rent (CJB33)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Letter from Ministers Philp and Farris, re: Criminal Justice Bill: Government Amendments for Committee, dated 9 January 2024) (CJB36)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Jamie Grace (CJB23)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Prisoners Abroad (CJB29)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Homeless Link (CJB30)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CJB32)
11th January 2024
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Gary Lilburn, Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA) (CJB35)
10th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2024
10th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 11 January 2024
9th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 January 2024
8th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 January 2024
20th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 20 December 2023
19th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 December 2023
18th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 18 December 2023
14th December 2023
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
14th December 2023
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Hazel Marzetti, suicide and suicide prevention researcher, University of Edinburgh (CJB16)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Centrepoint (CJB17)
14th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 December 2023
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Professor Amy Chandler, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh (CJB14)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Sarah Chaney, Queen Mary University of London (CJB15)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anthony Simons (CJB18)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Aurora New Dawn Ltd (CJB19)
14th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the McPin Foundation (CJB20)
13th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 December 2023
12th December 2023
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
12th December 2023
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Chris Millard (CJB01)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (CJB03)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Josephine Friederich-Thomas (CJB13)
12th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 December 2023
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Crisis (CJB05)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Make Space, Self Injury Support, National Survivor User Network, and Battle Scars (joint submission) (CJB12)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Stop Domestic Abuse (CJB11)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Anne McCloskey (CJB10)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Monica Bell (CJB09)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Will DeFraine (CJB08)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Dr Tim Coyle (CJB07)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Margaret Hunter (CJB06)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the ICANN Business Constituency (CJB04)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Manifesto Club (CJB02)
11th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 11 December 2023
8th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2023
7th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 December 2023
6th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2023
5th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 5 December 2023
4th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 December 2023
1st December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2023
30th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2023
30th November 2023
Press notices
Criminal Justice Bill: call for evidence
29th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2023
28th November 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
28th November 2023
Programme motion
28th November 2023
Money resolution
24th November 2023
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
22nd November 2023
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice
15th November 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice
14th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
14th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 010 EN 2023-24
14th November 2023
Bill
Bill 010 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
14th November 2023
Bill
Bill 010 2023-24 (as introduced)