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Schedule  4,  page  114,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

After paragraph 15 insert—

 

“Female genital mutilation protection orders

 

15A(1)  

Civil legal services provided in relation to female genital mutilation

 

protection orders under paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Female

 

Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

 

         

Exclusions

 

      (2)  

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

 

Schedule.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 26 amend Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and

 

Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to provide for civil legal aid to be made available for civil legal

 

services provided in relation to female genital mutilation protection orders (as provided for in

 

clause 70 of the Bill).

 

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Schedule  4,  page  114,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“   ( )  

Part 3 of that Schedule (advocacy: exclusion and exceptions) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 6—

 

(a)    

omit “and” at the end of paragraph (a);

 

(b)    

at the end insert “, and

 

(c)    

proceedings for the variation or discharge of an order under

 

paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation

 

Act 2003.”

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 8—

 

(a)    

omit “and” at the end of paragraph (c);

 

(b)    

at the end insert “, and

 

(e)    

proceedings for the variation or discharge of an order under

 

paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation

 

Act 2003.””

 


 

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Clause  75,  page  79,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, subsection (3)(a) of the section 15A

 

inserted by section (Sexual communication with a child) above;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clause (NC8) [Sexual communication with a child]. It

 

makes transitional provision so that the maximum penalty on summary conviction for the new

 

offence is six months’ imprisonment, rather than 12 months’, pending the coming into force of

 

section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.


 
 

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Clause  75,  page  79,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family

 

relationship)(11)(b).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clause (NC9) [Controlling or coercive behaviour in an

 

intimate or family relationship]. It makes transitional provision so that the maximum penalty on

 

summary conviction for the new offence is six months’ imprisonment, rather than 12 months’,

 

pending the coming into force of section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

 

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Clause  75,  page  79,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In relation to an offence committed before section 85(1) of the Legal Aid,

 

Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 comes into force—

 

(a)    

a reference to a fine in the following provisions is to be read as a

 

reference to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum—

 

(i)    

section 60(3)(a);

 

(ii)    

in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, subsection (3)(a) of the section

 

15A inserted by section (Sexual communication with a child)

 

above;

 

(iii)    

in the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, paragraph (b) of the

 

subsection (2) inserted in section 5 by section 69(4)(b) above;

 

(iv)    

paragraph 4(5)(b) of the Schedule inserted in that Act by section

 

70(2) above;

 

(v)    

section (Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or

 

family relationship)(11)(b) above;

 

(vi)    

in the Prison Act 1952, subsection (4)(b) of the section 40CA

 

inserted by section 71 above;

 

(b)    

the reference to a fine in paragraph 2(2)(a) of the Schedule to the Female

 

Genital Mutilation Act 2003, inserted in that Act by section 68(2) above,

 

is to be read as a reference to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard

 

scale.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for a transitional provision in respect of the maximum fine that may be

 

imposed on summary conviction in respect of new offences created by the Bill. Pending the coming

 

into force of section 85(1) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, the

 

maximum fine in such cases would be the current statutory maximum (£5,000) rather than an

 

unlimited amount.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  76,  page  79,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Sexual communication with a child);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clause (NC8) [Sexual communication with a child]. It

 

provides that the new clause extends to England and Wales only.


 
 

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Clause  76,  page  79,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

sections (Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family

 

relationship) and (Guidance);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clauses (NC9) [Controlling or coercive behaviour in an

 

intimate or family relationship] and (10) [Guidance]. It provides that the new clauses extend to

 

England and Wales only.

 

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Clause  76,  page  80,  line  1,  at beginning insert—

 

‘( )    

Section (Prevention or restriction of use of communication devices by prisoners

 

etc) extends to England and Wales and Scotland (but not Northern Ireland).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on New Clause (NC11) [Prevention or restriction of use of

 

communication devices by prisoners etc]. It provides that the new clause extends to England and

 

Wales and Scotland.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  26,  leave out “32” and insert “31A”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 9 provide for new paragraphs 31A and 41A of Schedule 4,

 

inserted by amendments 17 and 18, to be brought into force by the Scottish Ministers and the

 

Department of Justice in Northern Ireland (following consultation with the Home Secretary)

 

respectively.

 

Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  32,  leave out “42” and insert “41A”

 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  34,  leave out “The following provisions” and insert

 

“Sections 67 to 69”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 11 and 13 provide that clause 72 of the Bill (which is about

 

extra-territorial jurisdiction in respect of certain terrorism-related offences), and a related

 

consequential amendment in Schedule 4, come into force on the day on which the Bill receives

 

Royal Assent rather than two months after Royal Assent as clause 77 currently provides.

 

Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  36,  leave out paragraphs (a) and (b)


 
 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Prevention or restriction of use of communication devices by

 

prisoners etc);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment is that New Clause (NC11) [Prevention or restriction of use of

 

communication devices by prisoners etc] comes into force on the day on which the Bill receives

 

Royal Assent.

 

Karen Bradley

 

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Clause  77,  page  80,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section 72 and paragraph 60 of Schedule 4 (and section 74(1) so far as

 

relating to that paragraph);”

 

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Clause  77,  page  81,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Consultation for the purposes of subsection (2), (3), (6) or (7) may be, or include,

 

consultation before the day on which this Act is passed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that the obligation on the Secretary of State to consult the Scottish

 

Ministers and Northern Ireland Department of Justice, and vice versa, before bringing into force

 

certain provisions of the Bill, as required by clause 77, may be complied with before the Bill

 

receives Royal Assent.

 


 

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Clause  78,  page  81,  line  26,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Subsection (2) of clause 78 was inserted by the Lords to avoid questions of privilege. Its removal

 

by this amendment would be purely procedural.

 


 

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Title,  line  8,  after “children;” insert “to create an offence of communicating sexually with

 

a child;”

 

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Title,  line  8,  after “children;” insert “to create an offence in relation to controlling or

 

coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships;”


 
 

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Title,  line  9,  after “prison;” insert “to make provision for the prevention or restriction of

 

the use of communication devices by persons detained in custodial institutions;”

 

 

Order of the House [5 January 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22 January 2015.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other Proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [13 January 2015]

 

That—

 

(1)  

The Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday

 

13 January) meet:

 

(a)  

at 2.00pm on Tuesday 13 January;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 January;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 20 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 45;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 46 to 53; Schedule 2; Clauses 54 to 66; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 67 to 73; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clause 74; Schedule 4;

 

Clauses 75 to 78; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 22 January.

 


 
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