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)

Sponsor: Chris Bryant (LAB)

Supporters: Holly Lynch (LAB), Stephen Crabb (CON), Sir Graham Brady (CON), Ms Harriet Harman (LAB), Mr Dominic Grieve (IND), Jo Stevens (LAB), Dame Diana Johnson (LAB), Tulip Siddiq (LAB), Lilian Greenwood (LAB), Carolyn Harris (LAB), Philip Davies (CON)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes

This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Philip Davies (View contribution) 7214 words
Independent Rory Stewart 3982 words
Labour Chris Bryant (View contribution) 14523 words
Labour (Co-op) Meg Hillier (View contribution) 141 words
Liberal Democrat Mr Sam Gyimah 1922 words
Speaker John Bercow 2359 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
13 Sep 2018 Act of Parliament Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (c. 23)
30 Apr 2018 Bills HL Bill 99 (as introduced)
25 Apr 2018 Briefing papers Briefing Paper on the Bill
19 Jun 2018 Library Notes Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
20 Jun 2018 Explanatory Notes HL Bill 99 Explanatory Notes
27 Apr 2018 Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 27 April 2018

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

Date Type Title
13/09/2018 Royal Assent (Hansard)
13/09/2018 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
13/09/2018Act of Parliament Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 (c. 23)
24/07/2018 3rd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
24/07/2018 3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
18/07/2018Will 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)
18/07/2018Will 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 (Hansard): House of Lords
16/07/2018 Order of Commitment discharged (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
09/07/2018Will 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 (Hansard): House of Lords
29/06/2018 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
20/06/2018Explanatory Notes HL Bill 99 Explanatory Notes
19/06/2018Library Notes Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
30/04/2018 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
30/04/2018 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
30/04/2018Bills HL Bill 99 (as introduced)
30/04/2018Public 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
27/04/2018Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 27 April 2018
26/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2018
26/04/2018Selection of amendments: Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 438KB)
25/04/2018Briefing papers Briefing Paper on the Bill
25/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2018
24/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 23 April 2018
20/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 19 April 2018
19/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 18 April 2018
18/04/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 17 April 2018
06/03/2018Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 5 March 2018
21/11/2017Will 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)
17/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2017
17/11/2017Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 152KB)
16/11/2017Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 November 2017
15/11/2017 Committee Debate: House of Commons
15/11/2017Bills Bill 126 2017-19 [as amended in Public Bill Committee]
15/11/2017Amendment papers Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 November 2017
14/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 13 November 2017
14/11/2017Selection of amendments: Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 15 November 2017 (PDF, 352KB)
13/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2017
02/11/2017Amendment papers Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2017
20/10/2017 2nd reading: House of Commons
16/10/2017Bills Bill 007 2017-19, as introduced
16/10/2017Explanatory Notes Bill 007 2017-19-EN
19/07/2017 1st reading: House of Commons