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Public Bill Committee: 5 April 2011                     

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provision made in relation to England and Wales by any of sections 1 to 18 and

 

23 to 25 of this Act.

 

      (3)  

The Secretary of State may by order make such provision as the Secretary of

 

State considers appropriate in consequence of the Act of the Northern Ireland

 

Assembly or an order under sub-paragraph (2).

 

      (4)  

The power to make an order under this paragraph—

 

(a)    

is exercisable by statutory instrument,

 

(b)    

includes power to make incidental, supplementary, transitional,

 

transitory or saving provision,

 

(c)    

may, in particular, be exercised by amending, repealing, revoking or

 

otherwise modifying any provision made by or under an enactment

 

(including this Act).

 

      (5)  

An order under this paragraph may not make provision which—

 

(a)    

deals with a transferred matter and, if it were contained in an Act of

 

the Northern Ireland Assembly, would be within the legislative

 

competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly,

 

(b)    

if it were contained in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, would be

 

within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, or

 

(c)    

if it were contained in an Act of the National Assembly for Wales,

 

would be within the legislative competence of the National Assembly

 

for Wales.

 

      (6)  

Subject to sub-paragraph (7), a statutory instrument containing an order under

 

this paragraph is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid

 

before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

      (7)  

A statutory instrument containing an order under this paragraph which neither

 

amends nor repeals any provision of primary legislation is subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

 

      (8)  

In this paragraph—

 

“enactment” includes an Act of the Scottish Parliament, a Measure or Act

 

of the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland legislation,

 

“excepted or reserved provision” means provision which—

 

(a)    

forms part of the law of Northern Ireland, but

 

(b)    

does not deal with a transferred matter,

 

“primary legislation” means—

 

(c)    

a public general Act,

 

(d)    

an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

 

(e)    

a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales, and

 

(f)    

Northern Ireland legislation,

 

“transferred matter” has the meaning given by section 4(1) of the Northern

 

Ireland Act 1998.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

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Clause  24,  page  15,  line  28,  after ‘profiles’, insert ‘to include management and

 

oversight of the processes involved in the destruction of physical samples’.


 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

78

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The National DNA Database Strategy Board must issue guidance on the

 

ownership of DNA materials.

 

(2B)    

The National DNA Database Strategy Board must regularly review all DNA

 

service providers, including the Forensic Science Service.

 

(2C)    

The National DNA Database Strategy Board shall issue guidance on procedures

 

for redress and accountability should errors be made in respect of the retention or

 

destruction of DNA materials.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

32

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  12,  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

33

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  22,  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

34

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  25,  after ‘derived’, insert ‘6 years or more’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

35

 

Clause  25,  page  16,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

in the case of material taken or derived less than six years before the

 

commencement day from a person who—

 

(i)    

was arrested for, or charged with, the offence and

 

(ii)    

has not been convicted of the offence,

 

    

the destruction of the material at the end of the period of six years

 

beginning with the day on which the material was taken or derived.’.

 



 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

88

 

Clause  26,  page  17,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The relevant authority shall notify all parents if they are currently processing, or

 

intend to process, biometric information—

 

(a)    

having received such a notification, a parent may write to the relevant

 

authority requesting that their child’s biometric information not be

 

processed, and

 

(b)    

the relevant authority must comply with all such requests.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

80

 

Clause  26,  page  17,  line  17,  leave out ‘each’ and insert ‘one’.

 

Mr Tom Watson

 

John Robertson

 

89

 

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Clause  26,  page  17,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

The relevant authority must ensure that, at least once in every school year,

 

information is provided to each parent and child on their rights under this chapter,

 

in language capable of being readily understood by the parent and child.’.

 

Steve Baker

 

51

 

Clause  26,  page  17,  line  30,  leave out subsection (6) and add—

 

‘(6)    

The relevant authority must ensure—

 

(a)    

that reasonable alternative means are available by which the child may

 

do, or be subject to, anything which the child would have been able to do,

 

or be subject to, had the child’s biometric information been processed;

 

(b)    

that enrolment at the school is not conditional upon consent;

 

(c)    

that parents are informed by the school about—

 

(i)    

the purpose for which the biometric data will be used,

 

(ii)    

who has access to the biometric data,

 

(iii)    

how secure the data are, and

 

(iv)    

how long biometric data will be kept; and

 

(d)    

that no data are ever transmitted to third parties.’.

 

Mr Tom Watson

 

John Robertson

 

40

 

Clause  26,  page  17,  line  33,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

A person who contravenes or fails to comply with any requirement imposed on

 

him by this section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a

 

fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.’.


 
 

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Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

79

 

Clause  26,  page  17,  line  33,  at end add—

 

    

‘In particular, a child on free school meals who does not give biometric

 

information must still be afforded a protected way of receiving their meals.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

86

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  41,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

87

 

Clause  27,  page  18,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

When consent is withdrawn all biometric information shall be deleted/destroyed,

 

and the relevant authority must confirm in writing that this has been done.’.

 


 

Mr Tom Watson

 

John Robertson

 

41

 

Clause  28,  page  18,  line  34,  after ‘about’, insert ‘or derived from’.

 

Mr Tom Watson

 

John Robertson

 

42

 

Clause  28,  page  18,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

biometric information does not, however, include a photographic image

 

of a person’s facial features or characteristics.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

54

 

Clause  29,  page  20,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(ga)    

local authorities within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972,


 
 

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(gb)    

the Greater London Authority,

 

(gc)    

the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local

 

authority,

 

(gd)    

the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or the Under-Treasurer of the

 

Middle Temple, in their capacity as a local authority,

 

(ge)    

the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

 

(gf)    

parish councils within the meaning of Local Government Act 1972,

 

(gg)    

Police and Crime Commissioners,

 

(gh)    

Police and Crime Panels,

 

(gi)    

The Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime,

 

(gj)    

the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police

 

authority, and

 

(gk)    

the Victim’s Commissioner.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

81

 

Clause  29,  page  20,  line  25,  leave out ‘of objects or events’.

 


 

Mr Tom Watson

 

John Robertson

 

43

 

Clause  33,  page  22,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(ja)    

the proprietor of a school within the meaning of the section 579(1) of the

 

Education Act 1996,

 

(jb)    

the proprietor of a 16-19 Academy within the meaning of section 579(1)

 

of the Education Act 1996,

 

(jc)    

the governing body of a further education institution within the meaning

 

section 90(1) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992,’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

55

 

Clause  33,  page  23,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(ga)    

local authorities within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972,

 

(gb)    

the Greater London Authority,

 

(gc)    

the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local

 

authority,

 

(gd)    

the Sub-Treasurer of the Inner Temple or the Under-Treasurer of the

 

Middle Temple, in their capacity as a local authority,

 

(ge)    

the Council of the Isles of Scilly,

 

(gf)    

parish councils within the meaning of Local Government Act 1972,

 

(gg)    

Police and Crime Commissioners,

 

(gh)    

Police and Crime Panels,


 
 

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(gi)    

The Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime,

 

(gj)    

the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police

 

authority, and

 

(gk)    

the Victim’s Commissioner.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

82

 

Clause  34,  page  23,  line  28,  after ‘it’, insert ‘and the processing of personal

 

information if that information relates to the code’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

83

 

Clause  34,  page  23,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

handling complaints and taking enforcement action in relation to

 

breaches of the code’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

85

 

Clause  34,  page  23,  line  37,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State shall keep under review the functions of the Surveillance

 

Camera Commissioner to ensure that those functions are not duplicated by the

 

Information Commissioner or any other public official.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

84

 

Clause  35,  page  23,  line  42,  after ‘commissioner’, insert ‘to include an assessment

 

of whether the code of practice should be extended to apply to all operators of surveillance

 

camera systems’.

 



 
 

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James Brokenshire

 

4

 

Clause  37,  page  26,  line  38,  leave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would

 

deal’.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

5

 

Clause  38,  page  29,  line  40,  leave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would

 

deal’.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

6

 

Clause  45,  page  33,  line  7,  leave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would deal’.

 


 

James Brokenshire

 

7

 

Clause  47,  page  34,  line  36,  leave out ‘because it deals’ and insert ‘and would

 

deal’.

 


 

New ClauseS

 

Destruction of data relating to a person subject to a control order

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies to material falling within subsection (2) relating to a person

 

who—

 

(a)    

has no previous convictions or only one exempt conviction or excluded

 

offence, and

 

(b)    

is subject to a control order.

 

(2)    

Material falls within this subsection if it is—

 

(a)    

fingerprints taken from the person, or

 

(b)    

a DNA profile derived from a DNA sample taken from the person.


 
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