NEWS: Faith and belief leaders urge MPs to approve changes to Policing Bill

The Pagan Federation has signed a joint faith and belief letter to MPs ahead of final votes on the Policing Bill.

The letter asks MPs to support the Lords’ amendments to Part 3 of the bill, including removing the ability to put noise limits on protests.

It urges MPs to speak out against measures that remain unchanged in the bill, particularly those that will disproportionately affect marginalised communities. 

Our President, Sarah Kerr, signed letter alongside 80 other faith and belief representatives. She said:

Full text of letter and list of signatories

Quakers in Britain, who convened the letter, sent the letter to all MPs on Thursday 24 February along with a joint briefing for MPs coordinated by Liberty.

MPs debated the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Monday 28 February in a process known as ‘Commons consideration of Lords amendments’. If amendments are passed back and forth between the Commons and the Lords this is known as ‘ping pong’. For full text of the debate, please click here

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For comment, please contact Pagan Federation President, Sarah Kerr