Martyn’s Law Draft Legislation

This month, the Government published draft legislation for Martyn’s Law, setting out the requirements that, under the new law, venues and other organisations will have to meet to ensure public safety.

The draft bill, named in tribute to Martyn Hett, who was one of 22 people who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, will be subjected to scrutiny by the Home Affairs Select Committee, before formal introduction.

Security Minister Tom Tugendhat said “This is a significant step forward for Martyn’s Law and our ability to further protect the public. I welcome the committee’s scrutiny to ensure that this legislation is proportionate while enhancing our national security”.

You can read more about the draft legislation here.