What these notes do
These Explanatory Notes relate to the Riot Compensation Bill as brought from the House of Commons on 8 February 2016 (HL Bill 94).
· These Explanatory Notes have been provided by the Home Office, with the consent of Lord Trefgarne, in order to assist the reader. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.
· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill. So where a provision of the Bill does not seem to require any explanation or comment, the Notes simply say in relation to it that the provision is self-explanatory.