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Public Bill Committee: 27 March 2014                  

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Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

155

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  33,  at end insert ‘if the court considers it appropriate to do

 

so’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

156

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  leave out lines 34 and 35.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

63

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  36,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

158

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  36,  leave out subsections (4), (5) and (6) and insert—

 

‘( )    

On an application to the High Court or the Court of Appeal by a relevant party to

 

the proceedings, the court may order the intervener to pay such costs as the court

 

considers just.

 

( )    

An order under subsection (4) will not be considered just unless exeptional

 

circumstances apply.

 

( )    

For the purposes of subsection (5), exceptional circumstances include where an

 

intervener has in substance acted as if it were the principal applicant, appellant or

 

respondent in the case.’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

157

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  37,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

159

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  39,  at end insert ‘if the court considers it appropriate to do

 

so’.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

64

 

Clause  53,  page  54,  line  43,  leave out ‘or (5)’.

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

62

 

Page  54,  line  27,  leave out Clause 53.

 



 
 

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

161

 

Clause  54,  page  55,  line  22,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

162

 

Clause  54,  page  55,  line  25,  after ‘judicial review’, insert ‘or any intervener’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

163

 

Clause  54,  page  55,  line  30,  leave out ‘or likely to be available’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

164

 

Clause  54,  page  56,  line  10,  leave out subsections (9), (10) and (11).

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

165

 

Clause  55,  page  56,  line  41,  leave out ‘or may provide’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

166

 

Clause  55,  page  57,  line  1,  leave out ‘or may provide’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

167

 

Clause  55,  page  57,  line  10,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Dan Jarvis

 

168

 

Clause  55,  page  57,  line  12,  leave out subsections (3), (4) and (5).

 



 
 

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Robert Neill

 

5

 

Clause  57,  page  58,  line  3,  at end insert ‘or the Court of Appeal’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This allows the Court of Appeal to grant permission to apply under section 288.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Drugs for which prisoners etc may be tested

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

NC21

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Prison Act 1952 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 16A (testing prisoners for drugs), in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

at the end of the definition of “drug” insert “or specified drug”,

 

(b)    

omit the “and” that follows the definition of “prison officer”, and

 

(c)    

at the appropriate place insert—

 

““specified drug” means any substance or product specified in

 

prison rules for the purposes of this section.”

 

(3)    

In section 47 (rules for the management of prisons etc), after subsection (3)

 

insert—

 

“(3A)    

Rules made under this section may specify any substance or product

 

(which is not a controlled drug for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs

 

Act 1971) in relation to which a person may be required to provide a

 

sample for the purposes of section 16A of this Act.”’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This enables the Secretary of State to specify in rules drugs that prisoners and detained young

 

persons can be tested for. It extends the existing provision under section 16A of the Prison Act 1952

 

for testing for drugs that are controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

 


 

Offence of sending letters etc with intent to cause distress or anxiety

 

Angie Bray

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Stephen Metcalfe

 

Robert Neill

 

NC20

 

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 (offence of sending

 

letters etc with intent to cause distress or anxiety), for subsection (4) substitute—


 
 

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“(4)    

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

 

(a)    

on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding two years or a fine (or both);

 

(b)    

on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 12 months or a fine (or both).

 

(5)    

In relation to an offence committed before section 154(1) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 2003 comes into force, the reference in subsection (4)(b) to

 

12 months is to be read as reference to six months.

 

(6)    

In relation to an offence committed before section 85 of the Legal Aid

 

Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 comes into force, the

 

reference in subsection (4)(b) to a fine is to be read as a reference to a fine

 

not exceeding the statutory maximum.”

 

(2)    

The amendment made by this section applies only in relation to an offence

 

committed on or after the day on which it comes into force.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes the offence in section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 of

 

sending communications with intent to cause distress or anxiety an either-way offence and

 

provides that the penalty on conviction on indicment is imprisonment for a term not exceeding two

 

years or a fine (or both).

 


 

Leave of the court required for Listed Building Act proceedings

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Angie Bray

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 63 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

 

(proceedings for questioning the validity of other orders, decisions and

 

directions) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (3) after “section”, insert “relating to anything other than an English

 

matter”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

An application under this section relating to an English matter may not

 

be made without the leave of the High Court or the Court of Appeal.

 

(3B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3A) must be

 

made within six weeks from (as the case may be)—

 

(a)    

the date on which the order is confirmed; or (in the case of an

 

order under section 23 which takes effect under section 25

 

without confirmation) takes effect, or

 

(b)    

the date on which the action is taken.”.

 

(4)    

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

When considering whether to grant leave for the purposes of subsection

 

(3A), the High Court may, subject to subsection (6), by interim order

 

suspend the operation of the order or action the validity of which the


 
 

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person or authority concerned wishes to question, until the final

 

determination of—

 

(a)    

the question of whether leave should be granted, or

 

(b)    

where leave is granted, the proceedings on any application under

 

this section made with such leave.”.

 

(5)    

After subsection (6) insert—

 

“(6A)    

In this section “English matter” means—

 

(a)    

an order to which this section applies which is made by—

 

(i)    

a local planning authority in England, or

 

(ii)    

the Secretary of State, or

 

(b)    

action to which this section applies which is on the part of the

 

Secretary of State.”.

 

(6)    

After subsection (7) insert—

 

“(8)    

References in this Act to an application under this section do not include

 

an application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3A).”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause allows leave requirement for section 288 applications to be extended to other

 

similar applications under the Listed Buildings Act.

 


 

Leave of the court required for section 287 applications

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Angie Bray

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 287 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (proceedings for

 

questioning the validity of certain schemes and orders) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (4) after “section”, insert “relating to anything other than an English

 

matter”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

An application under this section relating to an English matter may not

 

be made without the leave of the High Court or the Court of Appeal.

 

(4B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (4A) must be

 

made within six weeks from the relevant date.”.

 

(4)    

In subsection (5) leave out “subsection (4)” and insert “subsections (4) and

 

(4A).”.

 

(5)    

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(6)    

In this section “English matter” means a scheme or alteration of such a

 

scheme or an order to which this section applies which is made by—

 

(a)    

a local planning authority in England, or

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State, or

 

(7)    

References in this Act to an application under this section do not include

 

an application for leave for the purposes of subsection (4A).”.


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause allows leave requirement for section 288 applications to be extended to other

 

similar applications under section 61N of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 


 

Leave of the court required for hazardous substances applications

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Angie Bray

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 22 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (Validity of

 

decisions as to applications) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (3) after “section”, insert “relating to anything other than an English

 

matter”.

 

(3)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

An application under this section relating to an English matter may not

 

be made without the leave of the High Court or the Court of Appeal.

 

(3B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3A) must be

 

made within six weeks from from the relevant date.”.

 

(4)    

After subsection (6) insert—

 

“(7)    

In this section “English matter” means a scheme or alteration of such a

 

scheme or an order to which this section applies which is made by—

 

(a)    

a local planning authority in England, or

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State, or

 

(8)    

References in this Act to an application under this section do not include

 

an application for leave for the purposes of subsection (4A).”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause allows leave requirement for section 288 applications to be extended to other

 

similar applications under the Hazardous Substances Act 1990.

 


 

Leave of the court required for section 113 applications against development plans

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Angie Bray

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (validity of

 

strategies, plans and documents) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsection (3) after “document”, insert “relating to anything other than an

 

English matter”.


 
 

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(3)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

An application under this section relating to an English matter may not

 

be made without the leave of the High Court or the Court of Appeal.

 

(3B)    

An application for leave for the purposes of subsection (3A) must be

 

made within six weeks from the relevant date.”.

 

(4)    

In subsection (4) after “application”, insert “under subsection (3) or (3A)”.

 

(5)    

After subsection (11) insert—

 

“(12)    

In this section “English matter” means a scheme or alteration of such a

 

scheme or an order to which this section applies which is made by—

 

(a)    

a local planning authority in England, or

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State, or

 

(13)    

References in this Act to an application under this section do not include

 

an application for leave for the purposes of subsection (4A).”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause allows leave requirement for section 288 applications to be extended to other

 

similar applications under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 


 

Broadening of remedies in applications to the High Court in planning cases

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr Robert Buckland

 

Angie Bray

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 288(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, at end add “wholly

 

or in part”.

 

(2)    

In section 63(4) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act

 

1990, at end add “, wholly or in part”.

 

(3)    

In section 287 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, at end add “wholly

 

or in part”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These changes allow a decision to be quashed in part, for example to remove an unlawful part of

 

a condition rather than to quash the whole planning permission because of that mistake.

 



 
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