Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill 2019-21


make provision about the sentencing of offenders convicted of terrorism offences, of offences with a terrorist connection or of certain other offences; to make other provision in relation to terrorism; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Ministry of Justice)
What is this Bill?

The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 20 May 2020 and became an Act of Parliament on 29 April 2021.

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.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

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

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

29/04/2021
Royal Assent (Commons)
29/04/2021
Act of Parliament
Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 (c. 11)
25/03/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
25/03/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
25/03/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
23/03/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 186-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons disagreement and amendments in lieu
23/03/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 March 2021
22/03/2021
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
22/03/2021
Programme motion
22/03/2021
Briefing papers
Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Lords amendments
22/03/2021
Bill
HL Bill 186 Commons disagreement and amendments in lieu
22/03/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 22 March 2021
22/03/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Robert Buckland and selection of motions and amendments relating to Lords Amendments by the Speaker
22/03/2021
Commons Hansard Daily Report
Consideration of Lords Amendments
19/03/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 18 March 2021
17/03/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 16 March 2021
12/03/2021
Bill
Bill 274 2019-21 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
12/03/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 274-EN 2019-21
12/03/2021
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative consent motion agreed by the Scottish Parliament
12/03/2021
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative consent memorandum lodged by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Parliament
11/03/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
11/03/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
11/03/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
10/03/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Parkinson to Lord Falconer regarding questions relating to polygraph tests raised during the report stage debate
03/03/2021
Report stage (Lords)
03/03/2021
Bill
HL Bill 175 (as amended on Report)
03/03/2021
Minutes of Proceedings
Minutes of Proceedings
03/03/2021
Lords Hansard
Lords Hansard
26/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 169-I Marshalled list for Report
26/02/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Parkinson to Baroness Hamwee regarding questions relating to Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) raised during the committee stage debate
25/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 169(c) Amendments for Report
25/02/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 169 Running list of amendments (PDF)
24/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 169(b) Amendments for Report
22/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 169(a) Amendment for Report
16/02/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Wolfson to all Peers regarding the committee stage: further detail on government amendments in group 24 and 25 (included in Annex A)
09/02/2021
Bill
HL Bill 169 (as amended in Committee)
04/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129-II Second marshalled list for Committee
26/01/2021
Committee stage (Lords)
21/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129-I Marshalled list for Committee
19/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(g) Amendments for Committee
19/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 129 Running list of amendments (PDF)
15/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(f) Amendments for Committee
09/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(e) Amendment for Committee
07/10/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(d) Amendments for Committee
30/09/2020
Select Committee report
16th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
29/09/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(c) Amendments for Committee
23/09/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(b) Amendments for Committee
22/09/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 129(a) Amendments for Committee
21/09/2020
2nd reading (Lords)
02/09/2020
Library Notes
Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
30/07/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
22/07/2020
1st reading (Lords)
22/07/2020
Bill
HL Bill 129 (as introduced)
22/07/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 129 Explanatory Notes
22/07/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 21 July 2020
21/07/2020
3rd reading (Commons)
21/07/2020
Report stage (Commons)
21/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 July 2020
21/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 21 July 2020 - large font accessible version
20/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 17 July 2020
20/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF)
20/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
17/07/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
17/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 16 July 2020
16/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2020
15/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2020
14/07/2020
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Version of bill showing changes made in Committee (PDF)
14/07/2020
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Version of bill showing changes made in Committee
13/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 10 July 2020
09/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2020
08/07/2020
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far (Commons)
08/07/2020
Committee Debate: 8th sitting (Commons)
08/07/2020
Committee Debate: 7th sitting (Commons)
08/07/2020
Bill
Bill 157 2019-21 (as amended in Committee)
08/07/2020
Bill
Bill 157 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) large font
08/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (CTSB11)
08/07/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 7 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage
07/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 July 2020
06/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (PDF)
06/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments
03/07/2020
Committee Debate: 6th sitting (Commons)
03/07/2020
Committee Debate: 5th sitting (Commons)
03/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Kyriakos N Kotsoglou, Senior Lecturer in Law (Criminal Evidence), Northumbria University, and Marion Oswald, Vice Chancellor's Senior Fellow in Law, Northumbria University (further written evidence) (CTSB10)
03/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2020
03/07/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 2 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
02/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 July 2020
01/07/2020
Committee Debate: 4th sitting (Commons)
01/07/2020
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting (Commons)
01/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) (CTSB06)
01/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (CTSB07)
01/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Sharee Watson (CTSB08)
01/07/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (suggested amendments) (CTSB09)
01/07/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2020
01/07/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 1 July 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
01/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 2 July 2020 (PDF)
01/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - 2 July 2020
30/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 June 2020
29/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 June 2020
29/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments (PDF)
29/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional Grouping and Selection of Amendments
26/06/2020
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting (Commons)
26/06/2020
Committee Debate: 1st sitting (Commons)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Kyriakos N Kotsoglou, Senior Lecturer in Law (Criminal Evidence), Northumbria University and Marion Oswald, Vice Chancellor's Senior Fellow in Law, Northumbria University (CTSB01)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Reader in International Security, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (CTSB02)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Rob Faure Walker (As part of SOAS COP for SOAS University of London) (CTSB03)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (CTSB04)
26/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Law Society of Scotland (CTSB05)
26/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 June 2020
26/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 26 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
25/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 June 2020
24/06/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020
11/06/2020
Press notices
Have your say
09/06/2020
2nd reading (Commons)
08/06/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on Second Reading
21/05/2020
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from Ministry of Justice
20/05/2020
1st reading (Commons)
20/05/2020
Bill
Bill 129 2019-21 (as introduced)
20/05/2020
Bill
Bill 129 2019-21 - large font accessible version
20/05/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 129 EN 2019-21
20/05/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 129 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version
20/05/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice (PDF)
20/05/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from Ministry of Justice