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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22 January 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords]


 

[Seventh and Eighth SIttings]


 

Clause 74 Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  16

 

Schedule  4,  page  105,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“16A      

In section 6 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (making of order) at the end of

 

subsection (5) insert—

 

            

“Paragraph (b) applies only if, or to the extent that, it would not be

 

disproportionate to require the defendant to pay the recoverable amount.””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  17

 

Schedule  4,  page  108,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“31A      

In section 92 of that Act (making of order), at the end of subsection (6) insert—

 

            

“Paragraph (b) applies only if, or to the extent that, it would not be

 

disproportionate to require the accused to pay the recoverable amount.””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  18

 

Schedule  4,  page  110,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“41A      

In section 156 of that Act (making of order), at the end of subsection (5)

 

insert—

 

            

“Paragraph (b) applies only if, or to the extent that, it would not be

 

disproportionate to require the defendant to pay the recoverable amount.””

 

Ann Coffey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Not called  1

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  1,  at end insert—


 
 

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, continued

 
 

“( )    

In section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Rape of a child under 13), after

 

subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

For the purposes of this Act, the consent of a child under the age of 13 is

 

irrelevant.

 

(4)    

The common law of “ostensible consent” in relation to sexual offences is

 

hereby abolished.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of sentencing an offender in connection with offences

 

under this Act in relation to a child, a court shall presume the consent of

 

child to be absent.””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  19

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“          

In section 78 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (meaning of “sexual”), for

 

“except section 71” substitute “except sections 15A and 71”.”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  20

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“          

In Schedule 2 to that Act (sexual offences to which provisions about extra-

 

territorial application apply), in paragraph 1(a), for “sections 5 to 19”

 

substitute “sections 5 to 15, 16 to 19”.”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  21

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

After paragraph 24 insert—

 

“24A      

An offence under section 15A of this Act (sexual communication

 

with a child).””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  22

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“          

In Schedule 15 to that Act (specified offences for purposes of Chapter 5 of Part

 

12), after paragraph 116 insert—

 

“116A    

An offence under section 15A of that Act (sexual communication

 

with a child).””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  23

 

Schedule  4,  page  112,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“    ( )  

Schedule 34A to that Act (child sex offences for purposes of section 327A) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 7(b), for “15” substitute “15A”.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph 13A insert—

 

“13B      

An offence under section 66 of the Serious Crime Act 2015

 

(possession of paedophile manual).”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  24

 

Schedule  4,  page  114,  line  18,  at beginning insert “Part 1 of”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  25

 

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.””

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  26

 

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.””

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  2

 

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;”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  3

 

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


 
 

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, continued

 
 

“( )    

section (Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family

 

relationship)(11)(b).”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  4

 

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.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  5

 

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

 

“( )    

section (Sexual communication with a child);”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  6

 

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

 

“( )    

sections (Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family

 

relationship) and (Guidance);”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  7

 

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).”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  8

 

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

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  9

 

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

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  10

 

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

 

“Sections 67 to 69”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  11

 

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

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  12

 

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

 

“( )    

section (Prevention or restriction of use of communication devices by

 

prisoners etc);”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  13

 

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);”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  14

 

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.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  15

 

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


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  27

 

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

 

a child;”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  28

 

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

 

coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships;”

 

Karen Bradley

 

Agreed to  29

 

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;”

 

Title, as amended, agreed to.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.


 
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