The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Draft Bill was initially called ‘The Protect Duty’ in the build up to it being released. It forms part of the Government’s response to the Manchester Arena Inquiry, which recommended the introduction of legislation to improve the safety and security of public venues.
The Bill is also known as Martyn’s Law, referencing the campaign driven by Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett who was among those who died in the Manchester Arena attack in 2017.
Our news snippet details main elements of the draft bill, the consequent measures involved, and key legislative developments. The full document is available here: