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Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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(a)    

I was given leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for a

 

limited period as the partner of another individual present and settled

 

in the United Kingdom, or had the right to reside in the United

 

Kingdom as the partner of another individual, and

 

(b)    

I’s relationship with the other individual broke down permanently as

 

a result of the abuse of I by an associated person.

 

            

General exclusions

 

      (2)  

Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the exclusions in Parts 2 and 3 of this Schedule.

 

            

Specific exclusion

 

      (3)  

The services described in sub-paragraph (1) do not include attendance at an

 

interview conducted on behalf of the Secretary of State with a view to reaching

 

a decision on an application.

 

            

Definitions

 

      (4)  

For the purposes of this paragraph, one individual is a partner of another if—

 

(a)    

they are married to each other,

 

(b)    

they are civil partners of each other, or

 

(c)    

they are cohabitants.

 

      (5)  

In this paragraph—

 

“abuse” means any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse

 

(psychological, phsyical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults

 

who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of

 

gender or sexuality.

 

“associated person”, in relation to an individual, means a person who is

 

associated with the individual within the meaning of section 62 of the

 

Family Law Act 1996;

 

“cohabitant” has the same meaning as in Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996

 

(see section 62 of that Act);

 

“indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom” means leave to remain

 

in the United Kingdom under the Immigration Act 1971 which is not

 

limited as to duration;

 

“present and settled in the United Kingdom” has the same meaning as in the

 

rules made under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971;

 

“right to reside” means a right of residence established under Directive

 

2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and the Council 29 April 2004

 

on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move

 

and reside within the territory of the Member States amending

 

Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 and repealing Directives 64/221/EEC, 68/

 

360/EEC, 72/194/EEC, 73/148/EEC, 75/34/EEC, 75/35/EEC, 90/364/

 

EC, 90/365/EEC and 93/96/EEC.’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

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Page  112,  line  10  [Schedule  1],  after ‘Article’, insert ‘2 or’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

61

 

Page  112,  line  11  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

the Qualification Directive.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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Simon Hughes

 

Tom Brake

 

Mike Crockart

 

145

 

Page  112,  line  11  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

Civil legal services provided to an individual for a matter arising out of any

 

rule laid down under section 1(4) of the Immigration Act 1971 making

 

provision for family members to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the

 

family member of a refugee or beneficiary of humanitarian protection.’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

62

 

Page  112,  line  25  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘“the Qualification Directive” means Council Directive 2004/83/EC of 29

 

April 2004 on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third

 

country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who

 

otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection

 

granted;’.

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

119

 

Page  113,  line  4  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

where someone’s financial difficulties could lead to loss of home.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

131

 

Page  113,  line  4  [Schedule  1],  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

financial difficulties leading to loss of home.’.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

12

 

Page  115,  line  5  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘“adult” means a person aged 18 or over;’.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

13

 

Page  116,  line  5  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘to the victim of a sexual offence in

 

relation to the offence’ and insert ‘in relation to a sexual offence, but only where—

 

(a)    

the services are provided to the victim of the offence, or

 

(b)    

the victim of the offence has died and the services are provided to the

 

victim’s personal representative.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

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Page  116,  line  13  [Schedule  1],  after ‘paragraph’ insert ‘—

 

“personal representative”, in relation to an individual who has died,

 

means—

 

(c)    

a person responsible for administering the individual’s estate

 

under the law of England and Wales, Scotland or Northern

 

Ireland, or

 

(d)    

a person who, under the law of another country or territory, has

 

functions equivalent to those of administering the individual’s

 

estate;’.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

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Page  118,  line  9  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Onward appeals

 

38A(2)  

Civil legal services relating to a review or appeal under sections 11 or 13 of the

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

 

      (3)  

Civil legal services relating to an appeal to the Supreme Court.

 

            

Exclusions

 

      (4)  

Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) are not subject to the exclusions in Part 2 of this

 

Schedule, with the exceptions of paragraphs 9-11, 13 and 14 of that Part, and

 

are not subject to the exclusions in Part 3 of this Schedule.’.

 

Simon Hughes

 

Tom Brake

 

Mike Crockart

 

147

 

Page  118,  line  9  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

Proceedings brought by permission

 

‘38A (1)  

Civil legal services relating to proceedings before a court or tribunal for which

 

a court or tribunal has granted leave or permission to appeal, including where

 

the person to whom services may be provided is a party to the proceedings

 

other than the party to whom permission has been granted.

 

Exclusions

 

      (2)  

Sub-paragraph (1) is not subject to the exclusions in Part 2 of this Schedule,

 

with the exceptions of paragraphs 9 to 11, 13 and 14 of that Part and is not

 

subject to the exclusions in Part 3 of this Schedule.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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Mr Andy Slaughter

 

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Page  118,  line  20  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Welfare benefit cases

 

      ()  

Civil legal services provided in relation to a benefit, allowance, payment,

 

credit or pension under—

 

(a)    

the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,

 

(b)    

the Jobseekers Act 1995,

 

(c)    

the State Pension Credit Act 2002,

 

(d)    

the Tax Credits Act 2002,

 

(e)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2007,

 

(f)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2011, or

 

(g)    

any other enactment relating to social security.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

120

 

Page  118,  line  20  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Debt

 

      ()  

All areas of debt-related disputes not otherwise covered in this Schedule, and’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

121

 

Page  118,  line  20  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Housing

 

      ()  

All areas of housing law not otherwise covered in this Schedule.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

122

 

Page  118,  line  20  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Employment

 

      ()  

All areas of employment law not otherwise covered in this Schedule.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Stephen Lloyd

 

Mr David Ward

 

Mike Crockart

 

149

 

Page  118,  line  20  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘Welfare benefit cases

 

            

Civil legal services provided in relation to any review or appeal concerning a

 

benefit, allowance, payment, credit or pension under—

 

(a)    

the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,

 

(b)    

the Jobseekers Act 1995,

 

(c)    

the State Pension Credit Act 2002,


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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(d)    

the Tax Credits Act 2002,

 

(e)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2007,

 

(f)    

the Welfare Reform Act 2011, or

 

(g)    

any other enactment relating to social security’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

132

 

Page  118,  line  27  [Schedule  1],  after ‘negligence’, insert ‘with the exception of

 

clinical negligence’.

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Tom Brake

 

117

 

Page  119,  line  17  [Schedule  1],  leave out paragraph 15.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

63

 

Page  120,  line  38  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘12A      

Advocacy in the First-tier Tribunal that falls within the description of civil

 

legal services in paragraph 24A of Part 1 of this Schedule.’.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

15

 

Page  121,  line  1  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘31,’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

16

 

Page  121,  line  1  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘or 34’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

17

 

Page  121,  line  4  [Schedule  1],  leave out from ‘etc)’ to end of line 5.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 27 October 2011                  

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Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

18

 

Page  121,  line  7  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘14A      

Advocacy in proceedings in the Upper Tribunal under section 4 of the

 

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.’.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT OR

 

DETENTION FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION, LIFE SENTENCES, EXTENDED SENTENCES AND

 

THE RELEASE AND RECALL OF EXTENDED SENTENCE PRISONERS.

 

Abolition of certain sentences for dangerous offenders

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

NC30

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Chapter 5 of Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (sentencing: dangerous

 

offenders) omit—

 

(a)    

section 225(3) to (4) (imprisonment for public protection for serious

 

offences),

 

(b)    

section 226(3) to (4) (detention for public protection for serious

 

offences),

 

(c)    

section 227 (extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences:

 

persons 18 or over), and

 

(d)    

section 228 (extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences:

 

persons under 18).’.

 


 

Life sentence for second listed offence

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

NC31

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In Chapter 5 of Part 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (sentencing: dangerous

 

offenders), after section 224 insert—

 

“224A

Life sentence for second listed offence

 

(1)    

This section applies where—

 

(a)    

a person aged 18 or over is convicted of an offence listed in Part

 

1 of Schedule 15B,

 

(b)    

the offence was committed after this section comes into force,

 

and

 

(c)    

the seriousness condition and the previous offence condition are

 

met.


 
 

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(2)    

The court must impose a sentence of imprisonment for life unless the

 

court is of the opinion that there are particular circumstances which—

 

(a)    

relate to the offence, to the previous offence referred to in

 

subsection (4) or to the offender, and

 

(b)    

would make it unjust to do so in all the circumstances.

 

(3)    

The seriousness condition is that the court considers that the seriousness

 

of the offence, or of the offence and one or more offences associated with

 

it, is such as to justify the imposition of a sentence of imprisonment for

 

10 years or more, disregarding any extension period imposed under

 

section 226A.

 

(4)    

The previous offence condition is that —

 

(a)    

at the time the offence was committed, the offender had been

 

convicted of an offence listed in Schedule 15B (“the previous

 

offence”), and

 

(b)    

a relevant life sentence or a relevant sentence of imprisonment or

 

detention for a determinate period was imposed on the offender

 

for the previous offence.

 

(5)    

A life sentence is relevant for the purposes of subsection (4)(b) if—

 

(a)    

the offender was not eligible for release during the first 5 years

 

of the sentence, or

 

(b)    

the offender would not have been eligible for release during that

 

period but for the reduction of the period of ineligibility to take

 

account of a relevant pre-sentence period.

 

(6)    

An extended sentence imposed under this Act (including one imposed as

 

a result of the Armed Forces Act 2006) is relevant for the purposes of

 

subsection (4)(b) if the appropriate custodial term imposed was 10 years

 

or more.

 

(7)    

Any other extended sentence is relevant for the purposes of subsection

 

(4)(b) if the custodial term imposed was 10 years or more.

 

(8)    

Any other sentence of imprisonment or detention for a determinate

 

period is relevant for the purposes of subsection (4)(b) if it was for a

 

period of 10 years or more.

 

(9)    

An extended sentence or other sentence of imprisonment or detention is

 

also relevant if it would have been relevant under subsection (7) or (8)

 

but for the reduction of the sentence, or any part of the sentence, to take

 

account of a relevant pre-sentence period.

 

(10)    

For the purposes of subsections (4) to (9)—

 

“extended sentence” means—

 

(a)    

a sentence imposed under section 85 of the Powers of Criminal

 

Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 or under section 226A, 226B, 227

 

or 228 of this Act (including one imposed as a result of section

 

220 or 222 of the Armed Forces Act 2006), or

 

(b)    

an equivalent sentence imposed under the law of Scotland,

 

Northern Ireland or a member State (other than the United

 

Kingdom);

 

“life sentence” means—

 

(c)    

a life sentence as defined in section 34 of the Crime (Sentences)

 

Act 1997, or


 
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