Arms Legislation Bill

About this bill

The amendments in this omnibus bill deal with an inter-related topic that can be regarded as implementing a single broad policy. That policy is to improve public safety by adjusting legislative frameworks to impose tighter controls on the use and possession of arms.

Current status

Royal Assent given 24 June 2020.
Enacted as the Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020/23)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 52
Ref 177-3
Introduced 13 September 2019
First reading 24 September 2019
Select Committee Finance and Expenditure Committee
Public submissions due 29 November 2019
Select Committee report back 10 February 2020
Second reading 19 February 2020
Committee of the whole House 16 June 2020
Third reading 18 June 2020
Royal Assent 24 June 2020
Enacted as Arms Legislation Act 2020 (2020/23)
Divided No

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