Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

A Bill to make provision about the police and other emergency workers; to make provision about collaboration between authorities to prevent and reduce serious violence; to make provision for new offences and for the modification of existing offences; to make provision about sentencing, detention, release, management and rehabilitation of offenders.

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HMICFRS: Proposed Police Inspection Programme

This consultation asks for views on HMICFRS’s proposed policing inspection programme for 2020/21.

The proposed policing inspection programme comprises:

  • PEEL assessments;
  • national thematic inspections;
  • commissions from the Home Secretary, and police and crime commissioners and other local policing bodies;
  • inspections of other national law enforcement agencies;
  • joint inspections;
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Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill - Call for Views

 Call for views on the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill aims to increase protection for retail workers by:

· creating a new statutory offence of assaulting, threatening, abusing, obstructing or hindering a retail worker, and

· creating a statutory aggravation to that offence where the retail worker is enforcing a statutory age restriction.

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Home Office: Violence and abuse toward shop staff: call for evidence

The aim of this call for evidence is to enable the government to understand the true scale of the issue of violence and abuse toward shop staff, the measures which may help prevent these crimes and the extent to which existing legislation is being used to tackle them, and to identify examples of best practice.

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Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill

The Public Bill Committee has launched a written call for evidence to inform its consideration of the Offensive Weapons Bill which includes provisions to ban the sale of certain corrosive substances to under 18s.

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