Anonymity of Suspects Bill 2023-24


create an offence of disclosing the identity of a person who is the subject of an investigation in respect of the alleged commission of an offence; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Anonymity of Suspects Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Christopher Chope.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 11 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Christopher Chope), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

So is this going to become a law?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: Friday 7th June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

Last Event: Monday 11th December 2023 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

7th June 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
15th May 2024
Bill
Bill 117 2023-24 (as introduced)
11th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)