Offensive Weapons Bill 2023-24


make provision about the weapons to which section 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 applies; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Offensive Weapons Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Helen Hayes.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 23 January 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

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

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

So is this going to become a law?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 22nd March 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 17
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Last Event: Tuesday 23rd January 2024 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
23/01/2024

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

22nd March 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
23rd January 2024
1st reading (Commons)