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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 13 January 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second SIttings]


 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to

 

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.

 


 

Karen Bradley

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 

Clause 1 Agreed to.


 
 

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2

 

, continued

 
 

Jack Dromey

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Withdrawn  33

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  22,  at and insert—

 

“(4A)    

An interested person who is found by the court to have provided incomplete or

 

false information in a deliberate attempt to mislead the court is guilty of an

 

offence and is liable on conviction of indictment, to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 6 months, or to a fine, or to both.”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 3 Agreed to.

 

Jack Dromey

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Withdrawn  31

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  5,  at and add—

 

“(2)    

In this section, a “reasonable opportunity” shall be interpreted as no more than a

 

period of 21 days from the date of notice given by the court arising from the duty

 

in subsection (8A).”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 

Clause 6 Agreed to.

 

Jack Dromey

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Withdrawn  32

 

Clause  7,  page  7,  line  39,  at and insert—

 

“(6A)    

Where the Supreme Court makes an order under subsection (6)(b) that gives rise

 

to the award of costs to the appellant, such an award shall be calculated using the

 

currently applicable legal aid rates.”.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  34

 

Clause  7,  page  7,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“13C  

Use of assets arising from the proceeds of crime for investigating, prosecuting

 

or enforcement authorities

 

Any proceeds of crime in the form of assets arising from the operation of Part 1

 

of this Act shall be used for the benefit of investigating, prosecuting and

 

enforcement authorities for reinvestment in the communities and neighbourhoods

 

affected by the relevant criminal act.”.


 
 

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3

 

, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 

Clause 9 Agreed to.

 

Jack Dromey

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Withdrawn  30

 

Clause  10,  page  10,  line  40,  at end add—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall, within 18 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent,

 

commision a study of—

 

(a)    

the effectiveness and impact of the ending of early release for fine

 

defaulters owing in excess of £10 million, and

 

(b)    

the potential costs and benefits of extending the policy to those who owe

 

less.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall require this study to report within 12 months and shall

 

lay a copy of any report arising before each House of Parliament.”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 11 Agreed to.

 

Clause 12 Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

Clause 14 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 15 to 36 Agreed to.

 

Clause 37 Agreed to.

 

Clause 38 Agreed to.

 

Clause 39 Agreed to.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  35

 

Clause  40,  page  34,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) an unauthorised act can include installing

 

spyware software onto a computer, where the owner’s explicit consent has not

 

been given.”.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  36

 

Clause  40,  page  35,  line  13,  at end insert—


 
 

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, continued

 
 

“(g)    

harassment or alarm of distress which has a substantial impact on the

 

victim’s day-to-day activities.”.

 

Jack Dromey

 

Mr Steve Reed

 

Seema Malhotra

 

Withdrawn  41

 

Clause  40,  page  35,  line  36,  at and insert—

 

“(4)    

Internet service providers must take all reasonable steps to notify a customer of

 

an unlawful attempt to compromise his or her internet-connected device.

 

(5)    

In this section “internet service provider” has the same meaning as in section

 

124N of the Communications Act 2003 (interpretation).”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 41 to 49 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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