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This Library Note provides information on the Protection of Freedoms Bill, which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 8 November 2011. The Note is intended to be read in conjunction with two House of Commons Library Research Papers, ‘Protection of Freedoms Bill‘ (23 February 2011, RP 11/20) and ‘Protection of Freedoms Bill: Committee Stage Report’ (28 June 2011, RP 11/54) which provide background information and summarise the second reading debate and committee stage in the Commons. This Note summarises the Commons report stage and third reading, where discussion focused on retention of DNA profiles; wheel clamping and parking charges on private land; CCTV; safeguarding vulnerable groups; and pre-charge detention periods for terrorist suspects.


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