The purpose of the General Scheme of a Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill is to provide for amendments to provisions across a range of civil and regulatory law by way of updating and enhancing their application and to better meet current or pressing policy objectives.


The General Scheme is, as has applied to previous Bills of a miscellaneous nature, an extensive one which comprises 122 Heads laid out across 16 Parts. These cover an array of key policy areas such as, personal insolvency, the prevention of benefit from homicide, gaming and lotteries, the prohibition on refoulement in immigration legislation, and the tightening up of financial reporting by charities that are also registered as companies.


Detailed work on the substance of the proposed measures and the best way to structure them in legislative terms will continue at the Department of Justice, including in conjunction with the Offices of the Attorney General and of Parliamentary Counsel and with the other Government Departments concerned.


General Scheme of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill


Outline of the General Scheme


Regulatory Impact Assessment