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(3)    

A person guilty of an offence under this Part of this Act shall be liable—

 

(a)    

on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six

 

months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both such

 

imprisonment and fine;

 

(b)    

on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

three years.”

 


 

Stephen Barclay

 

Mark Durkan

 

Pauline Latham

 

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To move the following Clause

 

         

“Proceeds of Crime: detection and prevention of money-laundering measures

 

The Proceeds of Crime Act is amended as follows—

 

In section 335, after subsection (6), insert—

 

“(6A)    

Where the National Crime Agency has reasonable grounds to believe

 

that—

 

(a)    

activity that gave rise to a Suspicious Activity Report is related

 

to money-laundering; and

 

(b)    

there is a realistic prospect of investigating the case effectively,

 

    

the Agency may seek an order from the court for an extension, for a

 

period of up to a further 31 days, of the moratorium period under section

 

(6).

 

(6B)    

An order under subsection (6A) may be granted where the court is

 

satisfied that that criteria in that subsection have been met.”

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  65,  page  52,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

An application to a sheriff for an order under section 60, 61, 63 or 64 must be

 

made by summary application.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Under clauses 60, 61, 63 and 64 an application may be made to the appropriate court (in Scotland,

 

a sheriff) for continued retention of seized substances, for forfeiture or return of substances and

 

for compensation where no forfeiture order is made. This amendment provides that such

 

applications to a sheriff must be made by summary application.

 



 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  80,  page  83,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Subsection (7) of section (Child sexual exploitation) and paragraph 1A of

 

Schedule 4 do not apply in the case of an offence proceedings for which are

 

started before the commencement of that subsection.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on subsection (7) of NC8. It provides that the restriction of the

 

offence of loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution to persons aged 18 or over does

 

not apply where proceedings for such an offence have started prior to commencement of that

 

subsection.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  80,  page  83,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amendment made by section (Codes of practice about investigatory powers:

 

journalistic sources) applies only to a code of practice that is issued or revised on

 

or after the day on which this Act is passed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that NC24 applies only to a new or newly-revised code of practice under

 

section 71 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  80,  page  83,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

in that Act, subsection (4)(b) of the section 40CB inserted by section

 

(Throwing articles into prisons) above.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC23. It provides 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.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  80,  page  84,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

in that Act, subsection (4)(b) of the section 40CB inserted by

 

section (Throwing articles into prisons) above;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC23. It provides that the maximum fine on summary

 

conviction for the new offence is the current statutory maximum (£5,000), rather than an unlimited

 

fine, pending the coming into force of section 85(1) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment

 

of Offenders Act 2012.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  81,  page  84,  line  27,  leave out paragraphs (d) and (e) and insert—

 

“( )    

sections 66 to (Child sexual exploitation);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC8. It provides that the New Clause extends to England and

 

Wales only.


 
 

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Clause  81,  page  84,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

sections (Duty to notify police of female genital mutilation) and

 

(Guidance about female genital mutilation);”.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 7 are consequential on NC9 and NC10. They provide that the new

 

clauses and the new sections they insert into the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 extend to

 

England and Wales only.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  81,  page  84,  line  30,  leave out “section 75” and insert “sections 75 and

 

(Throwing articles into prisons)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC23. It provides that the New Clause extends to England

 

and Wales only.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  82,  page  85,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Codes of practice about investigatory powers: journalistic

 

sources);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that NC24 comes into force as soon as the Bill receives Royal Assent.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  108,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“Street Offences Act 1959 (c. 57)

 

1A  (1)  

The Schedule to the Street Offences Act 1959 (orders under section 1(2A):

 

breach, amendment etc) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraphs 2(3), 3(3) and 5(4), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “a

 

magistrates’ court acting in the relevant local justice area”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 9(2), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “any magistrates’

 

court”.

 

      (4)  

Omit paragraph 9(4).

 

      (5)  

In paragraph 10(4), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “to a prison”.

 

      (6)  

Omit paragraph 10(5).

 

      (7)  

In paragraph 11(1) omit “youth court or other”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes consequential amendments to the Street Offences Act 1959 as a result of

 

the restriction of the offence of loitering or soliciting for the purposes of prostitution to persons

 

aged 18 or over, as provided for in subsection (7) of New Clause 8 [Child sexual exploitation].


 
 

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Schedule  4,  page  110,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)

 

          

In section 71 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (issue and

 

revision of codes of practice), in subsection (8), for “(3)” substitute “(2A)”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, which is consequential on NC24, ensures that the new subsection (2A) inserted

 

by that New Clause applies not just to a new code of practice but also to a revised code.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In Schedule 2 to that Act (lifestyle offences: England and Wales), in paragraph

 

8 (prostitution and child sex), sub-paragraph (2) is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (b), for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (c), for “prostitute or a child involved in pornography” substitute

 

“in relation to sexual exploitation”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (d), for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 9 and 11 to 17 are consequential on NC8. In each case they

 

carry through to other legislative provisions the changes to the nomenclature used in the offences

 

in sections 48 to 50 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, as amended by the New Clause.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (c.31)

 

            

In section 8 of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (extent etc), in

 

subsection (4) after “Scotland” insert “and sections 5B and 5C do not extend

 

to Northern Ireland”.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“          

In section 54 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (sections 51A to 53A:

 

interpretation), for subsections (2) and (3) substitute—

 

“(2)    

In sections 51A, 52, 53 and 53A “prostitute” means a person (A) who,

 

on at least one occasion and whether or not compelled to do so, offers

 

or provides sexual services to another person in return for payment or

 

a promise of payment to A or a third person; and “prostitution” is to be

 

interpreted accordingly.

 

(3)    

In subsection (2) and section 53A, “payment” means any financial

 

advantage, including the discharge of an obligation to pay or the


 
 

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provision of goods or services (including sexual services) gratuitously

 

or at a discount.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC8. It amends section 54 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 so

 

as to preserve the existing definitions of “prostitute” and “payment” for the purposes of sections

 

51A to 53A of that Act.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“   ( )  

In section 136A of that Act (meaning of specified prostitution offence etc)

 

subsection (2) is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

an offence under section 48 of this Act committed by causing

 

or inciting a child to be sexually exploited within the meaning

 

given by section 51(2)(a);”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (b), for “section 48 of this Act, or Article 38 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 38 of the Northern Ireland order”.”

 

      ( )  

After paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

an offence under section 49 of this Act committed by

 

controlling the activities of a child in relation to sexual

 

exploitation within the meaning given by section 51(2)(a);”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (c), for “section 49 of this Act, or Article 39 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 39 of the Northern Ireland order”.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph (c) insert—

 

“(ca)    

an offence under section 50 of this Act committed by

 

arranging or facilitating the sexual exploitation, within the

 

meaning given by section 51(2)(a), of a child;”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (d), for “section 50 of this Act, or Article 40 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 49 of the Northern Ireland order”.

 

    ( )  

Subsection (3) of that section is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

Before paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(za)    

an offence under section 48 of this Act committed by causing

 

or inciting a child to be sexually exploited within the meaning

 

given by section 51(2)(b);”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (a), for “section 48 of this Act, or Article 38 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 38 of the Northern Ireland order”.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

an offence under section 49 of this Act committed by

 

controlling the activities of a child in relation to sexual

 

exploitation within the meaning given by section 51(2)(b);”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (b), for “section 49 of this Act, or Article 39 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 39 of the Northern Ireland order”.

 

      ( )  

After paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

an offence under section 50 of this Act committed by

 

arranging or facilitating the sexual exploitation, within the

 

meaning given by section 51(2)(b), of a child;”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph (c), for “section 50 of this Act, or Article 40 of the Northern

 

Ireland order,” substitute “Article 49 of the Northern Ireland order”.”


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Sir Paul Beresford

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  13,  leave out paragraph 59

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment is that new offence of sexual communication with a child under clause

 

67 will be subject to those provisions of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 which provide for extra-

 

territorial jurisdiction; as such, offences committed outside the United Kingdom may in certain

 

circumstances be prosecuted in England and Wales.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  36,  leave out “In”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  37,  leave out “, after” and insert “is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

After”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In paragraph 136, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 137, for “prostitute or a child involved in pornography” substitute

 

“in relation to sexual exploitation”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 138, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  117,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

Schedule 15B to that Act (offences listed for the purposes of sections 224A,

 

226A and 246A) is amended as follows.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 35, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 36, for “prostitute or a child involved in pornography” substitute

 

“in relation to sexual exploitation”.

 

      ( )  

In paragraph 37, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual

 

exploitation of a child”.”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  118,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

In paragraph 7(e), for “abuse of children through prostitution and

 

pornography” substitute “sexual exploitation of children”.”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  4,  page  119,  line  16,  after “Wales),” insert “in paragraph 4 (prostitution

 

and child sex), in sub-paragraph (2)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (b), for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute

 

“sexual exploitation of a child”;


 
 

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(b)    

in paragraph (c), for “prostitute or a child involved in pornography”

 

substitute “in relation to sexual exploitation”;

 

(c)    

in paragraph (d), for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute

 

“sexual exploitation of a child”.

 

      ( )  

In that Part,”

 

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Schedule  4,  page  120,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12)

 

“          

In section 116 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

 

(information about guests at hotels believed to be used for child sexual

 

exploitation), in subsection (8)(a), for “prostitution and pornography”

 

substitute “sexual exploitation”.”

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Title,  line  2,  after “1933,” insert “the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the Street Offences Act

 

1959,”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Title,  line  3,  after “2005” insert “, the Prison Act 1952”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Title,  line  5,  leave out from “agents;” to first “to” in line 6

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Title,  line  8,  leave out from “relationships;” to “to” in line 9

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Title,  line  12,  after “crime;” insert “to make provision about codes of practice that relate

 

to the exercise and performance, in connection with the prevention or detection of serious

 

crime, of powers and duties in relation to communications;”

 

 

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.


 
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