Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill 2023-24


provide for the quashing of convictions in England and Wales and Northern Ireland for certain offences alleged to have been committed while the Horizon system was in use by the Post Office; to make provision about the deletion of cautions given in England and Wales or Northern Ireland for such offences; and for connected purposes.

What is this Bill?

The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 13 March 2024 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2024.

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?

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Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24th May 2024
Royal Assent (Commons)
23rd May 2024
3rd reading (Lords)
23rd May 2024
3rd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Report stage (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Report stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
23rd May 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Kemi Badenoch - 23 May 2024
23rd May 2024
Bill
HL Bill 90 (as amended in Committee)
23rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 90-I Amendment for Report
23rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 73-I Marshalled list for Committee
23rd May 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 228 EN 2023-24
23rd May 2024
Bill
Bill 228 2023-24 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
15th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 73(b) Amendments for Committee
14th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 73(a) Amendments for Committee
13th May 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
13th May 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
8th May 2024
Briefing papers
Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: HL Bill 73
3rd May 2024
Select Committee report
21st Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
1st May 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
30th April 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
30th April 2024
1st reading (Lords)
30th April 2024
Bill
HL Bill 73 (as brought from the Commons)
30th April 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 73 Explanatory Notes
30th April 2024
Human rights memorandum
ECHR Memorandum
29th April 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
29th April 2024
Committee of the whole House (Commons)
29th April 2024
Programme motion
29th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 29 April 2024
29th April 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 29 April 2024
29th April 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Provisional grouping and selection of amendments by Chairman of Ways and Means - 29 April 2024
26th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 April 2024
25th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2024
24th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2024
23rd April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 April 2024
21st March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 21 March 2024
20th March 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
20th March 2024
Programme motion
20th March 2024
Money resolution
20th March 2024
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment prepared by the Department for Business and Trade
14th March 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Delegated Powers Memorandum prepared by the Department for Business and Trade
14th March 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
13th March 2024
1st reading (Commons)
13th March 2024
Bill
Bill 181 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
13th March 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 181 EN 2023-24
13th March 2024
Bill
Bill 181 2023-24 (as introduced)