Briefings on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011

This page contains briefings for parliamentary scrutiny of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.  Briefings appear in reverse chronological order.

Other documents relevant to this Bill are available on the Non-Parliamentary Briefings, Submissions and Responses page.  Of particular significance are ILPA's responses to the Ministry of Justice's Green Papers on Proposals for reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales, Proposals for reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales and Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders.  

House of Lords Consideration of Commons' Amendments

19 April 2012
Briefing for Consideration of Commons' Amendments

House of Commons Consideration of Lords' Amendments

16 April 2012
Briefing on Government Amendments tabled for Commons' Consideration of Lords' Amendments

10 April 2012
Briefing on Selected Lords' Amendments (immigration-related, whether generally or specifically)

House of Lords Third Reading

26 March 2012
General Briefing for Third Reading

26 March 2012
Briefing on Amendment on Children (Baroness Grey-Thompson & Ors)

26 March 2012
Briefing on Government Amendments on Victims of Trafficking

House of Lords Report

6 March 2012
Briefing on Amendments 93, 93A & 94 (exceptional cases funding)

5 March 2012
Short Briefing Note on Complexity in Immigration Cases

2 March 2012
Briefing on Government Amendments Nos. 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 & 57 (immigration judicial review)

2 March 2012
Briefing on Government Amendment No. 73 (EEA immigration domestic violence)

2 March 2012
Briefing on Amendment 78 (immigration onward appeals)

2 March 2012
General Briefing for Report

House of Lords Committee

7 February 2012
Briefing on Government Amendments Nos. 185G & 185H (spent convictions re immigration & nationality matters)

5 January 2012
Briefing on Grouped Amendments Nos. 61A & 90A (human trafficking) and Nos. 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69A & 70A (domestic violence, and other vulnerable persons including children, victims of gender-based violence and the disabled, ill or elderly)

5 January 2012
Briefing on Grouped Amendments Nos. 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 68, 70 & 71 (judicial review, persons liable to immigration detention, refugee family reunion, victims of trafficking and onward appeals)

19 December 2011
Briefing on Amendments Nos. 33 & 34 (children)

19 December 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 71 (victims of human trafficking etc.)

19 December 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 78 (immigration onward appeals)

19 December 2011
Briefing on Amendments Nos. 68 & 70 (persons liable to detention)

19 December 2011
Presumed Purpose Briefing on Marshalled List (civil legal aid provisions only)

18 December 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 69 (refugee family reunion)

18 December 2011
Briefing on Amendments Nos. 55-59 (immigration judicial review)

16 December 2011
General Briefing for Lords Committee

16 December 2011
Briefing on Amendments Nos. 62-67 (immigration and domestic violence)

House of Lords Second Reading

17 November 2011
Briefing for Second Reading (full briefing)
Briefing for Second Reading (short briefing)

7 November 2011
Briefing for House of Lords legal aid seminar (domestic violence and children)

House of Commons Report and Third Reading

27 October 2011
Briefing on Amendments Nos. 146 & 147 (Proceedings brought by permission)

27 October 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 145 (Refugee Family Reunion)

25 October 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 113 (Immigration and Domestic Violence)

25 October 2011
Briefing on Government Amendments Nos. 55-63 (Immigration Judicial Review, Immigration Domestic Violence, Asylum)

25 October 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 83 (Immigration Judicial Review)

25 October 2011
Briefing on Amendment No. 124 (Onward Appeals)

19 October 2011
Briefing on domestic violence in immigration cases and related matters

House of Commons Committee

7 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment No. 242
(Amendment on Children)

7 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 240 & 241
(Amendments on Children and Vulnerable Adults)

7 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 237-239
(Amendments on Asylum)

7 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 226 & 227
(Amendments on Exceptional Cases Funding)

2 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Domestic Violence Amendment

2 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Immigration Judicial Review Amendment

2 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Persons Liable to Detention Amendment

2 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Refugee Family Reunion Amendment

2 September 2011
Public Bill Committee, Removal and Deportation Amendment

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment No. 89 
(Amendment to require, before implementing Legal Aid changes, the Lord Chancellor to assess the impact of any increase in litigants in person.)

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 86-88 
(Amendments to provide safeguards in relation to the introduction of a single mandatory telephone gateway.)

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 83-85 
(Amendments to require, prior to implementation of Legal Aid changes, assessment and planning in relation to the risks of additional cost and inability to access advice and assistance.)

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment No. 82 
(Amendment to retain Legal Aid for persons in need by reason of learning difficulties, mental health problems, other disabilities, language difficulties, problems of literacy or from not being articulate.)

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment No. 81 
(Amendment to retain Legal Aid for onward appeals and error of law or perversity grounds.)

18 July 2011
Public Bill Committee, Amendment Nos. 79-80 
(Amendments to retain Legal Aid in disputes between the individual and the State.)

6 July 2011
Memorandum of Evidence for Public Bill Committee

House of Commons Second Reading

27 June 2011
General Briefing for Second Reading
Case Studies Annexe to General Briefing for Second Reading

23 June 2011
Briefing on matters relevant to detention

 

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