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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 29 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth sittings]


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Withdrawn  14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

 

Withdrawn  24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.

 

(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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 29 March 2011          

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Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  16

 

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

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  17,  before ‘charged’, insert ‘arrested for, or’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  18

 

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

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  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prescribed circumstances will be set out in draft guidance by the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.’.

 

James Brokenshire

 

That if, on Tuesday 5 April, references to specific times in the Standing Orders of this

 

House shall apply as if that day were a Wednesday, the Order of the Committee of 22

 

March shall be amended as follows—

 


 

  In paragraph (1)(d) leave out ‘10.30 am and 4.00 pm’ and insert ‘9.00 am and 1.30 pm’.

 

Agreed to


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 29 March 2011          

9

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Negatived on division  19

 

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

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Negatived on division  20

 

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

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Negatived on division  21

 

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

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 29 March 2011          

10

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  38

 

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

 

are involved’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  22

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 29 March 2011          

11

 

Protection of Freedoms Bill, continued

 
 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 

Clause 6 Agreed to.

 

Clause 7 Agreed to on division.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 5 April at 9.00 am, if on that day references to specific times in the

 

Standing Orders of the House apply as if that day were a Wednesday (otherwise 10.30 am)


 
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