Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018


To make provision about offences when perpetrated against emergency workers, and persons assisting such workers; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such workers in the exercise of their duty; to require persons suspected of certain assaults against such workers which may pose a health risk to provide intimate samples and to make it an offence, without reasonable excuse, to refuse to provide such samples; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

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Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

13/09/2018
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
13/09/2018
Royal Assent (Hansard)
13/09/2018
Act of Parliament
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (c. 23)
24/07/2018
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
24/07/2018
3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
18/07/2018
Will write letters
Letter dated 18/07/2018 from Baroness Vere regarding issues on the debate on the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: the Government's estimate that there will be 15,000 prosecutions under the Bill. (PDF, 84KB)
18/07/2018
Will write letters
Letter dated 18/07/2018 from Baroness Vere regarding issues raised during the Second Reading of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: assistance from employers to those giving evidence and duties of employers to support staff. (PDF, 208KB)
16/07/2018
Order of Commitment discharged (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
16/07/2018
Order of Commitment discharged (Hansard): House of Lords
09/07/2018
Will write letters
Letter dated 09/06/2018 from Baroness Vere of Norbiton to Lords regarding a point raised at the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill second reading debate. (PDF, 103KB)
29/06/2018
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
29/06/2018
2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
20/06/2018
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 99 Explanatory Notes
19/06/2018
Library Notes
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
30/04/2018
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
30/04/2018
1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
30/04/2018
Bills
HL Bill 99 (as introduced)
30/04/2018
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 27 April 2018
27/04/2018
3rd reading: House of Commons
27/04/2018
Report stage: House of Commons
27/04/2018
Amendment papers
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 27 April 2018
26/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2018
26/04/2018
Selection of amendments: Commons
Consideration on Report (PDF, 438KB)
25/04/2018
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on the Bill
25/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2018
24/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 23 April 2018
20/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 19 April 2018
19/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 18 April 2018
18/04/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 17 April 2018
06/03/2018
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2018
21/11/2017
Will write letters
Letter dated 21/11/2017 from Nick Hurd MP to Huw Merriman MP regarding issues raised during the committee debate: the new proposed offence of battery against an emergency worker and the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme (PDF, 37KB)
17/11/2017
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2017
17/11/2017
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 152KB)
16/11/2017
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 November 2017
15/11/2017
Committee Debate: House of Commons
15/11/2017
Bills
Bill 126 2017-19 [as amended in Public Bill Committee]
15/11/2017
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 November 2017
14/11/2017
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2017
14/11/2017
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 15 November 2017 (PDF, 352KB)
13/11/2017
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2017
02/11/2017
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2017
20/10/2017
2nd reading: House of Commons
16/10/2017
Bills
Bill 007 2017-19, as introduced
16/10/2017
Explanatory Notes
Bill 007 2017-19-EN
19/07/2017
1st reading: House of Commons