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Mr David Burrowes

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Mark Durkan

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For the purposes of section (1) a person is exploited only if one or more of

 

subsections (4), (5) or (6) of this section apply in relation to the person.”

 

Mr Frank Field

 

Stephen Barclay

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

         

“Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

 

In section 69, subsection (2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, after “debt

 

owned by the Crown”, insert—

 

“(e)    

in the case of an investigation or prosecution under the Modern Slavery

 

Act the court must presume that the alleged offender will dissipate his

 

assets unless restrained.””

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  20,  at beginning insert “An English and Welsh constable

 

or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with amendments 10, 14, 71, 75 76, 77, 80, 81, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90,

 

91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115,

 

116, 117, 118, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, is consequential on amendments 23 and 24.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  20,  leave out “Schedule 1” and insert “Part 1 of Schedule 1

 

(“Part 1 powers”)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with amendments 70, 73, 106, 109, 113, 119, 123 and 127, results from

 

the division of Schedule 1 into 3 Parts (see amendment 129).

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  22,  leave out “domestic waters” and insert “England and

 

Wales waters, foreign waters”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendments 22 and 25.


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  23,  leave out “domestic” and insert “England and Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with amendment 7, is consequential on amendment 22.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  leave out line 24

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 26.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  25,  leave out “domestic” and insert “England and Wales”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  25,  at end insert “, or

 

(d)    

a ship, registered under the law of a relevant territory, in England and

 

Wales waters.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Paragraph (d) inserted by this amendment adds to the categories of ships in relation to which

 

enforcement officers can exercise enforcement powers.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  26,  leave out “Schedule” and insert “Part”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, together with amendments 11, 15 and 18, is consequential on amendment 3.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  30,  after “before” insert “an English and Welsh constable

 

or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  31,  leave out “Schedule” and insert “Part”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  leave out lines 32 and 33 and insert “foreign waters”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment results from the new definition of “foreign waters” (see amendment 25).

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  34,  leave out “in question” and insert “or relevant territory

 

in whose waters the powers would be exercised”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 8 and ensures that the Secretary of State may only


 
 

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give authority under clause 13(3) in respect of a UK ship in the waters of a relevant territory where

 

that territory consents.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  36,  after “before” insert “an English and Welsh constable

 

or”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  37,  leave out “Schedule” and insert “Part”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  37,  leave out from “ship” to end of line 38 and insert “, or a

 

ship registered under the law of a relevant territory, within the territorial sea adjacent to

 

the United Kingdom.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires that the authority of the Secretary of State is given before enforcement

 

powers can be exercised in relation to a ship, registered under the law of a relevant territory,

 

which is within the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  39,  after “given” insert “in relation to a foreign ship”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the conditions on when the Secretary of State may give authority for

 

the exercise of enforcement powers in relation to ships within the territorial sea adjacent to the

 

United Kingdom apply only in relation to foreign ships.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  44,  leave out “Schedule” and insert “Part”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  45,  leave out “foreign”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a technical amendment which removes a word that becomes unnecessary in consequence

 

of amendment 17.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  1,  after “(5)” insert “in relation to a foreign ship”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 17 and makes it clear that the requirement in

 

clause 13(7) to give effect to any conditions or limitations imposed by a home state applies only in

 

relation to foreign ships.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  5,  leave out “section (and in Schedule 1)” and insert “Part”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

It is expected that subsections (8) and (9) of clause 13 will become a new section providing for the


 
 

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interpretation of a new Part expected to be formed by subsections (1) to (7) of clause 13 and New

 

Clauses [NC8 to NC10].

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  10,  leave out “domestic” and insert “England and Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the term “England and Wales waters” in place of “domestic

 

waters”. This term is more appropriate in view of the new provisions providing for enforcement

 

powers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  11,  at end add “and all territorial waters of the United

 

Kingdom including its dependencies and territories.”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  leave out lines 13 and 14

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the reference to a constable from the definition of “enforcement officer”

 

as references to a constable are now inserted in each relevant place in the provisions. The

 

amendment also removes the reference to an immigration officer from this definition, which is

 

considered to be unnecessary given that the definition includes designated customs officials.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

““English and Welsh constable” means only a person who is—

 

(a)    

a member of a police force in England and Wales,

 

(b)    

a member of the British Transport Police Force,

 

(c)    

a port constable, within the meaning of section 7 of the Marine

 

Navigation Act 2013, or a person appointed to act as a constable

 

under provision made by virtue of section 16 of the Harbours Act

 

1964, or

 

(d)    

a National Crime Agency officer having the powers and

 

privileges of a constable in England and Wales under the Crime

 

and Courts Act 2013;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the meaning of “English and Welsh constable”.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

““foreign waters” means the sea and other waters within the seaward limits

 

of the territorial sea adjacent to any relevant territory or State other than

 

the United Kingdom;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the meaning of “foreign waters” as a result of limiting the meaning

 

of “international waters” to waters that do not form part of the territorial sea of any State or

 

relevant territory (see amendment 26).


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  29,  leave out from “waters” to end of line 30 and insert

 

“beyond the territorial sea of the United Kingdom or of any other State or relevant

 

territory;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that “international waters” do not include any waters forming part of

 

the territorial sea of other States or relevant territories (which are instead referred to as “foreign

 

waters”).

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

““Northern Ireland constable” means a member of the Police Service of

 

Northern Ireland or the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve;

 

“Northern Ireland waters” means the sea and other waters within the

 

seaward limits of the territorial sea adjacent to Northern Ireland;

 

“Part 1 powers” means the powers set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1;

 

“Part 2 powers” means the powers set out in Part 2 of that Schedule;

 

“Part 3 powers” means the powers set out in Part 3 of that Schedule;

 

“relevant territory” means—

 

(e)    

the Isle of Man;

 

(f)    

any of the Channel Islands;

 

(g)    

a British overseas territory;

 

“Scottish constable” means only a person who is—

 

(h)    

a constable, within the meaning of section 99 of the Police and

 

Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (asp 8), or

 

(i)    

a National Crime Agency officer having the powers and

 

privileges of a constable in Scotland under the Crime and Courts

 

Act 2013;

 

“Scotland waters” means the sea and other waters within the seaward limits

 

of the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland;

 

“ship” includes every description of vessel (including a hovercraft) used in

 

navigation;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment sets out various new definitions used in the new Part 2A.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  leave out line 31

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the definition of a term that is no longer used.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  34,  after “State” insert “or relevant territory”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that a stateless vessel is one that is not registered in, or otherwise entitled

 

to fly, the flag of a State or relevant territory.


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  35,  after “States” insert “or relevant territories, or under

 

the flags of a State and relevant territory,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that a vessel is stateless where it flies the flags of two or more States or

 

relevant territories, or both.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  leave out line 37

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the provision that the term ‘State’ includes territories. The other

 

amendments to clause 13 explicitly deal with the position of the relevant territories.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  41,  after “State” insert “or relevant territory”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that a United Kingdom ship includes one that is not registered in any

 

relevant territory (or State) but is wholly owned by persons with a UK connection.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  13,  page  10,  line  49,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

an individual who is habitually resident in the United Kingdom, or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds an individual who is habitually resident in the UK to the definition of

 

persons who have a UK connection. This provision applies for the purposes of the definition of

 

“United Kingdom ship”.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  3,  at end add—

 

‘(10)    

The Secretary of State shall, by way of Regulations—

 

(a)    

establish means to ensure that trends in maritime trafficking and forced

 

labour in UK and international waters are identified and tracked;

 

(b)    

establish means to ensure that intelligence and information on maritime

 

trafficking and forced labour are communicated to the enforcement

 

officers set out in this provision;

 

(c)    

establish means to ensure that co-ordination and intelligence sharing in

 

relation to maritime trafficking and forced labour occurs between

 

agencies responsible for the enforcement officers as set out in this

 

provision;

 

(d)    

establish means to ensure that enforcement officers set out in this

 

provision are aware of their responsibilities to potential and actual

 

victims of trafficking and forced labour;

 

(e)    

receive bi-annual reports from the agencies responsible for the

 

enforcement officers in relation to their attempts to identify and disrupt

 

maritime trafficking and forced labour, and to assist the victims.”


 
 

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Mark Durkan

 

Page  24,  line  19,  leave out Clause 34.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Page  24,  line  39,  leave out Clause 35.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  36,  page  26,  line  19,  after “must” insert “, after consulting the Scottish

 

Ministers and the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment places a duty on the Secretary of State to consult the Scottish Ministers and the

 

Department of Justice in Northern Ireland before appointing the Commissioner.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  36,  page  26,  line  19,  after “the” insert “Independent”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes the name of the Commissioner from the “Anti-slavery Commissioner” to

 

the “Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner”.

 

Stephen Barclay

 

Sir John Randall

 

Clause  36,  page  26,  line  19,  after “as the” insert “independent”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  36,  page  26,  line  34,  at beginning insert “Independent”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 35.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Clause  36,  page  26,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act

 

1975 (offices disqualifying for membership: other disqualifying offices) at the

 

appropriate place insert—

 

“Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds the Commissioner to the list of disqualifying offices under the Northern

 

Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975.


 
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