Session 2013 - 14
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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 3 October 2013


For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:


585, 587, 589-90, 709-14 and 729-730


Consideration of Bill


Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, As Amended


Possession of prohibited written material about children


Sir Paul Beresford


Paul Goggins




To move the following Clause:—



Section 62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (offence of possession of


prohibited images of children) is amended as follows.



In subsection (1), after “prohibited image of a child” insert “or prohibited written


material about a child”.



After subsection (2) insert—



Prohibited written material about a child is written material which—



is pornographic,



falls within subsection (6), and



is grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene





In subsection (3), after “image” insert “or written material”.



After subsection (5) insert—



Where (as found in the person’s possession) written material forms part


of a series of written material, the question whether the written material


is of such a nature as is mentioned in subsection (2A) is to be determined


by reference to—



the written material itself, and



(if the series of written material is such as to be capable of


providing a context for the written material) the context in which


it occurs in the series of written material.



So, for example, where—


Notices of Amendments: 3 October 2013                  



Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, continued



written material forms an integral part of a narrative constituted


by a series of written material, and



having regard to those written materials as a whole, they are not


of such a nature that they must reasonably be assumed to have


been produced solely or principally for the purpose of sexual





the written material may, by virtue of being part of that narrative, be


found not to be pornographic, even though it might have been found to


be pornographic if taken by itself.”



In subsection (6), insert “or written material” after the word “image” each time it





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