Consultation outcome

Deregulation Bill: amendment to Clause 47

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

View the Deregulation Bill 2015 for further details on the outcome of this consultation.

Original consultation


The government is asking for views on an amendment to the Deregulation Bill about production orders under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

Schedule 1 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 allows a judge to make a “production order”. This means that a person must give an investigator access to material that is needed in the investigation of a serious criminal offence but which that person could not otherwise lawfully hand over.

Clause 47 of the current Deregulation Bill makes 2 changes to this. However, in response to concerns held by press and media representatives, the government is considering changing the way in which Schedule 1 would be amended.


Clause 47 amendment consultation letter

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Published 26 February 2014