• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Summarise two Bills currently going through Parliament

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

SUMMARISE TWO BILLS CURRENTLY GOING THROUGH PARLIAMENT. � Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2010- 11. It includes four parts and 16 schedules. Part 1 makes provisions on legal aid, Part 2 deals with litigation funding and costs, and Part 3 covers sentencing and the punishment of offenders. Summary � reverses the position under the Access to Justice Act 1999, whereby civil legal aid is available for any matter not specifically excluded. The Bill takes some types of case out of scope for legal aid funding and provides that cases would not be eligible for funding unless of a type specified in the Bill � abolishes the Legal Services Commission � makes various provisions in respect of civil litigation funding and costs, taking forward the recommendations of the Jackson Review and the Government's response to that review � makes changes to sentencing provisions, including giving courts an express duty (rather than the current power) ...read more.

Middle

� provisions relating to the release and recall of prisoners. � gives the Secretary of State new powers to make rules about prisoners' employment, pay and deductions. The intention of these provisions is that prisoners should make payments which support the victims of crime. � introduces a penalty notice with an education option and provision for conditional cautions to be given without the need to refer the case to the relevant prosecutor. � creates a new offence of threatening with an offensive weapon or object with a blade or point creating an immediate risk of serious physical harm. A minimum sentence of 6 months' imprisonment to be given to persons over 18 guilty of this offence. � European Union Act 2011 (Amendment) Bill 2010-11 The Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 21st October 2011. The first reading was the 7th September 2011, there was no debate. ...read more.

Conclusion

certain surveillance activities by local authorities � provides for a code of practice to cover officials' powers of entry, with these powers being subject to review and repeal � outlaws wheel-clamping on private land � introduces a new regime for police stops and searches under the Terrorism Act 2000 and reduces the maximum pre-charge detention period under that Act from 28 to 14 days � restricts the scope of the 'vetting and barring' scheme for protecting vulnerable groups and makes changes to the system of criminal records checks � enables those with convictions for consensual sexual relations between men aged 16 or over (which have since been decriminalised) to apply to have them disregarded � extends Freedom of Information rights by requiring datasets to be available in a re-usable format � repeals provisions (never brought into force) which would have allowed trial without a jury in complex fraud cases � removes time restrictions on when marriage or civil partnership ceremonies may take place. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Sources of Law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Sources of Law essays

  1. unit6 end of unit assignment civil litigation

    Even though specific protocols may not exist (and further protocols will undoubtedly be made to cover other actions in the future), parties can still be penalised as to costs if the spirit of the protocol is not followed. It follows, therefore, that a letter should be written to the Defendant (or his Solicitors if he has any)

  2. Outcome (3): Analyse the provisions relating to the police powers of arrest, search, seizure, ...

    and Christie V Leachinsiky (1947). The only power of arrest under common law relates to breech of peace (see R v Howell). Many will scrutinise this power and argue that it interferes with there right to liberty and security and right to freedom of expression.

  1. Torts project - Payment of Compensation in Hit and Run Motor Accident.

    In a recent case, United India insurance Co. Ltd., v. Patricia Jean Mahajan & Ors, the Court considered the application of the multiplier method of awarding compensation. Though the court held that while the multiplier method is a safe guide in arriving at just compensation, it is permissible to deviate from the table provided in the Second schedule based on the facts of each case.

  2. Types of Bills

    for the second House's amendments to be considered. Both Houses must agree on the final text. There may be several rounds of exchanges between the two Houses until agreement is reached on every word of the Bill. Once this happens the Bill proceeds to the next stage: Royal Assent.

  1. A number of views have been expressed that 'marriage' between two heterosexual couples is ...

    The ECJ pointed out that since the rule applied equally to male and female employees it was not discriminatory on grounds of sex narrowly understood. Further, the Court concluded that 'in the present state of law within the Community, stable relationships between two persons of the same sex are not

  2. THE STATE OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE ON TERRORISM

    The first signs of inflation began to be noticed in the early 1690s as a consequence of the excessive issuance of card money. The stock of card money increased over time faster than demand, causing prices to rise, although cards continued to be redeemed in full upon presentation.

  1. Investigate The Employment Of People With Disabilities

    Chronic Sickness This can include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and AIDS. Epilepsy Epilepsy, chronic brain disorder characterized by repeated convulsions or seizures. The seizures can occur as a result of underlying brain damage, a structural brain lesion, as part of a systemic medical illness, or may be idiopathic (no organic cause).

  2. Juvenile Justice

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty that legally forces states to protect children's rights. In Australia, punishing the people who force a child to perform sexual activity, the prostitution of children, and the exploitation of children in creating pornography.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work