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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





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


13 January) meet:



at 2.00pm on Tuesday 13 January;



at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 January;



at 9.25 am and 2.00pm on Tuesday 20 January;



at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 22 January;



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;



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.





, continued


Jack Dromey


Mr Steve Reed


Seema Malhotra


Withdrawn  33


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



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Withdrawn  31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—



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Withdrawn  32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—



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Withdrawn  34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—



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.”.





, 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—



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


commision a study of—



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


defaulters owing in excess of £10 million, and



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





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—



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—





, continued



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—



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


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



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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