Thousands protested across England and Wales today against the government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which will be voted on by the House of Lords on Monday.
A petition against plans to restrict protests has been signed by more than 600,000 people, the organisers said today.
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The government should drop its plan to ban noisy protests in England and Wales, a parliamentary committee has warned.
A controversial law to increase police powers to control protests was included in the Queen’s Speech this morning. The speech also included other already-announced plans for new environmental targets, an overhaul of the planning system and changes to the way public decisions could be challenged in court.
Opposition MPs have criticised government plans to give police greater powers to control protests as “draconian, undemocratic and disproportionate”.
A parliamentary petition against legislation that has sparked protests across the UK is to be debated by MPs later this month.
The UK government has announced changes to public order legislation that would give the police greater powers to restrict protests.
A parliamentary group is seeking expert evidence on earthquakes caused by fracking.
A parliamentary bill to limit earthquakes caused by fracking has passed its first stage unopposed today.