Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021


make provision for, and in connection with, the authorisation of criminal conduct in the course of, or otherwise in connection with, the conduct of covert human intelligence sources.

Government Bill

(Home Office)
What is this Bill?

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 24 September 2020 and became an Act of Parliament on 1 March 2021.

Whose idea is this Bill?

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

01/03/2021
Royal Assent (Commons)
01/03/2021
Act of Parliament
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (c. 4)
25/02/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on consideration of Lords Message - 24 February 2021
24/02/2021
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
24/02/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel (PDF)
24/02/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Priti Patel
19/02/2021
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on Lords amendments
10/02/2021
Bill
Bill 258 2019-21 (Lords non-insistence and amendments in lieu)
09/02/2021
Consideration of Commons amendments (Lords)
05/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 168-I Marshalled list for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendment
04/02/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 168(a) Motions for Consideration of Commons reasons and amendment
28/01/2021
Bill
HL Bill 168 Commons reasons and amendment
28/01/2021
Bill proceedings: Commons
Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 27 January 2021
27/01/2021
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
27/01/2021
Programme motion
27/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 27 January 2021
27/01/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker's provisional selection and grouping of Amendments on Wednesday 27 January (PDF)
27/01/2021
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker's provisional selection and grouping of Amendments on Wednesday 27 January
26/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 25 January 2021
26/01/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams to Lord Wallace regarding limits on the face of the Bill
25/01/2021
Amendment Paper
Notices of CCLA Amendments as at 22 January 2021
21/01/2021
3rd reading (Lords)
21/01/2021
Bills
Bill 243 2019-21 (Lords Amendments) (PDF)
21/01/2021
Bill
Bill 243 2019-21 (Lords Amendments)
21/01/2021
Bills
Bill 243-EN 2019-21 (PDF)
21/01/2021
Explanatory Notes
Bill 243-EN 2019-21
19/01/2021
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Government (LCM-S5-48) - December 2020
19/01/2021
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion disagreed to by the Scottish Parliament - 19 January 2021
19/01/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams to Lord Hain regarding the how the Prime Minister and Home Secretary will receive information in relation to CHIS criminal conduct authorisations (CCA)
18/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 161-I Marshalled list for Third Reading
13/01/2021
Bill
HL Bill 161 (as amended on Report)
13/01/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to all Peers regarding the Bill’s territorial extent - ongoing discussions with the Scottish Government, as raised in the report stage debate
11/01/2021
Report stage (Lords)
11/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-II(Rev) Revised second marshalled list for Report
08/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-II Provisional second marshalled list for Report
08/01/2021
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams regarding issues raised in the committee: serious crime threshold, undercover policing inquiry, limits, who an authorisation covers, CHIS going beyond their authorisation and delegated powers
06/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R-I Marshalled list for Report
05/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(c) Amendments for Report
05/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R Running list of amendments (PDF)
04/01/2021
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(b) Amendments for Report
11/12/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-R(a) Amendments for Report
07/12/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
03/12/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to all Peers regarding issues raised in the committee stage debates
01/12/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-III(Rev) Revised third marshalled list for Committee
30/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-III Provisional third marshalled list for Committee
26/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-II Second marshalled list for Committee
24/11/2020
Committee stage (Lords)
24/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corr)-I(Corr)(a) Amendments for Committee (for Second Marshalled List)
20/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corrected)-I Corrected marshalled list for Committee
19/11/2020
Select Committee report
19th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
19/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corrected)-I Marshalled list for Committee
18/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corrected)(e) Amendments for Committee
17/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(Corrected)(d) Amendments for Committee
17/11/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 144(Corrected) Running list of amendments (PDF)
16/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(c) Amendments for Committee
13/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(b) Amendments for Committee
13/11/2020
Amendment papers
HL Bill 144 Running list of amendments (PDF)
12/11/2020
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 144(a) Amendments for Committee
11/11/2020
2nd reading (Lords)
27/10/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
22/10/2020
Library Notes
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
19/10/2020
1st reading (Lords)
19/10/2020
Bill
HL Bill 144 (as introduced)
19/10/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 144 Explanatory Notes
19/10/2020
Bill
HL Bill 144 (as introduced) (Corrected version)
16/10/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 15 October 2020
15/10/2020
3rd reading (Commons)
15/10/2020
Report stage (Commons)
15/10/2020
Committee stage (Commons)
15/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 15 October 2020
15/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 15 October 2020 - (large print)
15/10/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping and selection of Amendments decided by Chairman of Ways and Means (PDF)
15/10/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping and selection of Amendments decided by Chairman of Ways and Means
14/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 13 October 2020
14/10/2020
Will write letters
Letter fom James Brokenshire MP to Julian Lewis MP regarding the role of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) in the oversight of Criminal Conduct Authorisations and plans to amend the CHIS Code of Practice
13/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 October 2020
12/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 9 October 2020
09/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 October 2020
08/10/2020
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 October 2020
05/10/2020
2nd reading (Commons)
02/10/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
24/09/2020
1st reading (Commons)
23/09/2020
Bill
Bill 188 2019-21 (as introduced)
23/09/2020
Bill
Bill 188 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print)
23/09/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 188 EN 2019-21 (as introduced)
23/09/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 188 EN 2019-21 (as introduced) - (large print)
23/09/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office (PDF)
23/09/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office
23/09/2020
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from the Home Office
23/09/2020
Relevant documents
Explanatory Memorandum from the Home Office