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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 24 March 2011

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee

 

15-20

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Protection of Freedoms Bill

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

14

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘DNA profiles’ and insert ‘removal of profile

 

from National DNA Database’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

15

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  27,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Samples taken from which a DNA profile is obtained of an individual who is

 

subsequently convicted of a crime will be held pending any further proceedings.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

16

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  14,  leave out ‘or (5)’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

17

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  before ‘charged’, insert ‘arrested for, or’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

22

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

18

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 22 to 28.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

19

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  30,  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

20

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  32,  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘6’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

21

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out from line 37 to end of Clause.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

22

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  19,  at end insert ‘Otherwise the retention period is 6 years.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

23

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  21,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

If the person was under the age of 18 at the time of the offence the retention period

 

is 3 years.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

24

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  leave out lines 24 to 27 and insert—

 

‘(6)    

A speculative search of the DNA database and the national fingerprint database,

 

in relation to section 63D material, must be carried out.

 

(7)    

The search must be carried out within such time as may reasonably be required

 

for the search.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

23

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

(8)    

In the event of the fingerprint, or DNA profile, being taken from a person in

 

connection with that person’s arrest and the arrest was unlawful or based on

 

mistaken identity, then the sample is exempt from (6) above.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

25

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Before the DNA profile is destroyed, a speculative search of the DNA database

 

must be carried out.

 

(4)    

The search must be carried out within such time as may reasonably be required

 

for the search.

 

(5)    

In the event of the fingerprint, or DNA profile, being taken from a person in

 

connection with that person’s arrest and the arrest was unlawful or based on

 

mistaken identity, then the sample is exempt from (3) above.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

26

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  leave out lines 8 to 11 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

A speculative search of the DNA database and the national fingerprint database,

 

in relation to section 63D material, must be carried out.

 

(8)    

The search must be carried out within such time as may reasonably be required

 

for the search.

 

(9)    

In the event of the fingerprint, or DNA profile, being taken from a person in

 

connection with that person’s arrest and the arrest was unlawful or based on

 

mistaken identity, then the sample is exempt from (7) above.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

27

 

Clause  8,  page  7,  line  34,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Subsections (1) and (2) cannot come into force until—

 

(a)    

an inquiry has been conducted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of

 

Constabulary into the evidential basis for the benefits of taking DNA

 

from persons given a penalty notice,

 

(b)    

the recommendations of that inquiry have been reported to the Secretary

 

of State,

 

(c)    

the report of the inquiry has been laid before, and approved by

 

affirmative resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

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Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

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.

 

(3)    

The material must be destroyed before the end of the period of two years

 

beginning with the date on which the person ceases to be subject to a control

 

order.

 

(4)    

This section ceases to have effect in relation to the material if the person is

 

convicted—

 

(a)    

in England and Wales or Northern Ireland of a recordable offence, or

 

(b)    

in Scotland of an offence which is punishable by imprisonment, before

 

the material is required to be destroyed by virtue of this section.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

a person has no previous convictions if the person has not previously

 

been convicted—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales or Northern Ireland of a recordable

 

offence, or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland of an offence which is punishable by imprisonment,

 

and

 

(b)    

if the person has been previously convicted of a recordable offence in

 

England and Wales or Northern Ireland, the conviction is exempt if it is

 

in respect of a recordable offence other than a qualifying offence,

 

committed when the person is aged under 18.

 

(6)    

For the purposes of that subsection—

 

(a)    

a person is to be treated as having been convicted of an offence if—

 

(i)    

he has been given a caution in England and Wales or Northern

 

Ireland in respect of the offence which, at the time of the caution,

 

he has admitted, or

 

(ii)    

he has been warned or reprimanded under section 65 of the

 

Crime and Disorder Act 1998 for the offence, and

 

(b)    

if a person is convicted of more than one offence arising out of a single

 

course of action, those convictions are to be treated as a single

 

conviction.

 

(7)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“recordable offence” has, in relation to a conviction in Northern Ireland,

 

the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Police and Criminal Evidence

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1989, and


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

25

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

“qualifying offence” has, in relation to a conviction in respect of a

 

recordable offence committed in Northern Ireland, the meaning given by

 

Article 53A of that Order.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

28

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

The responsible chief officer of police or a specified chief officer of police may

 

write to a person on the DNA database to notify them that an extension of the

 

retention period is necessary on an opt-out basis.

 

(7A)    

If the person responds wanting to opt-out, the responsible chief officer of police

 

or a specified chief officer of police may apply to a District Judge (Magistrates’

 

Courts) for an order extending the retention period.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

29

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

The responsible chief officer of police or a specified chief officer of police may

 

write to a person on the DNA database to notify them that an extension of the

 

retention period is necessary on an opt-out basis.

 

(7A)    

If the person responds wanting to opt-out, the responsible chief officer of police

 

or a specified chief officer of police may apply to a District Judge (Magistrates’

 

Courts) for an order extending the retention period.

 

(7B)    

The commencement of new section 63F shall not take place before the

 

following—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State must make an order made by statutory instrument

 

which sets out circumstances in which DNA will be retained and a

 

criteria for extension decisions,

 

(b)    

the Statutory Instrument has been laid before, and approved by a

 

resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

30

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

The responsible chief officer of police or a specified chief officer of police may

 

write to a person on the DNA database to notify them that an extension of the

 

retention period is necessary on an opt-out basis.

 

(7A)    

If the person responds wanting to opt-out, the responsible chief officer of police

 

or a specified chief officer of police may apply to a District Judge (Magistrates’

 

Courts) for an order extending the retention period.

 

(7B)    

The person on the database may apply for the Court to be held on camera.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

26

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

31

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

The responsible chief officer of police or a specified chief officer of police may

 

write to a person on the DNA database to notify them that an extension of the

 

retention period is necessary on an opt-out basis.

 

(7A)    

If the person responds wanting to opt-out, the responsible chief officer of police

 

or a specified chief officer of police may apply to a District Judge (Magistrates’

 

Courts) for an order extending the retention period.

 

(7B)    

The person will remain on the DNA database, including after the initial retention

 

period, if the court process is subject to delay.’.

 

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.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 24 March 2011                  

27

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

36

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  39,  after ‘retained’, insert ‘for an initial period of six years,

 

then’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

37

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

prescribed circumstances will be set out in draft guidance by the

 

Secretary of State which must be laid before both Houses of Parliament;

 

(e)    

the guidance must be approved by resolution of both Houses of

 

Parliament;

 

(f)    

the prescribed circumstances must include rape and serious sexual

 

offences.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

38

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  8,  at end insert ‘, where matters relating to national security

 

are involved’.

 


 
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