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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 29 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [27 October 2015].

 


 

Mike Penning

 

12

 

Clause  11,  page  6,  line  16,  leave out “regulations under section 10.” and insert

 

“section (Exceptions to offences).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 11 and NC3.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

13

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  34,  leave out from beginning to “except” in line 35 and

 

insert “in a case where the prohibition order or the premises order imposing the access

 

prohibition was made by a court in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, the court that

 

made the order,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 14.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

14

 

Clause  23,  page  14,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

in a case where the prohibition order or the premises order imposing the

 

access prohibition was made by a court in Scotland, the sheriff.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 23 enables a law enforcement agency to apply to the court for the reimbursement of costs

 

incurred in relation to premises subject to an access prohibition. This amendment provides that,

 

in Scotland, the relevant court is the sheriff.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

15

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

where—

 

(i)    

the order was made under section 18 on an appeal in relation to

 

a person’s conviction or sentence for an offence, or

 

(ii)    

the order was made by a court under that section against a person

 

committed or remitted to that court for sentencing for an offence,

 

    

the court by or before which the person was convicted (but see subsection

 

(6A));”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that, where a prohibition order was made following conviction, an

 

application to vary or discharge that order should be made to the court that convicted the offender

 

rather than (if different) the court that sentenced the offender or heard the appeal against the

 

conviction or sentence.

 

Mike Penning

 

16

 

Clause  27,  page  17,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

Where the person mentioned in subsection (6)(b)—

 

(a)    

was convicted by a youth court, but

 

(b)    

is aged 18 or over at the time of the application,

 

    

the reference in subsection (6)(b) to the court by or before which the person was

 

convicted is to be read as a reference to a magistrates’ court or, in Northern

 

Ireland, a court of summary jurisdiction.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that, where a prohibition order was made in the youth court following

 

conviction and the offender has turned 18, an application to vary or discharge that order should

 

be made, in England and Wales, to a magistrates’ court or, in Northern Ireland, to a court of

 

summary jurisdiction.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

17

 

Clause  35,  page  22,  line  5,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

18

 

Clause  35,  page  22,  line  21,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

19

 

Clause  38,  page  24,  leave out lines 1 to 4 and insert—

 

“( )    

a warrant that relates only to premises specified in the warrant (a

 

“specific-premises warrant”), or

 

( )    

in the case of a warrant issued in England and Wales or Northern Ireland,

 

a warrant that relates to any premises occupied or controlled by a person

 

specified in the warrant (an “all-premises warrant”).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment is that it will not be possible to apply under clause 38 for an all-

 

premises warrant in Scotland.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

20

 

Clause  39,  page  24,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

An application for a search warrant may be made without notice being given to

 

persons who might be affected by the warrant.

 

( )    

The application must be supported—

 

(a)    

in England and Wales, by an information in writing;

 

(b)    

in Scotland, by evidence on oath;

 

(c)    

in Northern Ireland, by a complaint on oath.

 

( )    

A person applying for a search warrant must answer on oath any question that the

 

justice hearing the application asks the person.

 

    

In the case of an application made by a procurator fiscal, that requirement may be

 

met by a relevant enforcement officer.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 21 and imports into clause 39 the provisions in

 

paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 which relate to applications for search warrants.

 

Mike Penning

 

21

 

Clause  39,  page  24,  line  32,  leave out “search warrants.” and insert “—

 

(a)    

applications for search warrants made in England and Wales or Northern

 

Ireland, and

 

(b)    

search warrants issued in England and Wales or Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment limits the application of Schedule 2, which makes provision about applications

 

for and the execution of search warrants, to England and Wales and Northern Ireland.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

22

 

Clause  39,  page  24,  line  33,  after “warrant” insert “issued in England and Wales or

 

Northern Ireland”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 21 and limits the application of clause 39(5),

 

which provides that an entry on or search of premises under a search warrant is unlawful unless

 

it complies with the provisions of Part 2 of Schedule 2, to England and Wales and Northern

 

Ireland.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

23

 

Schedule  2,  page  39,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“Part A1

 

Application of this Schedule

 

            

This Schedule applies to—

 

(a)    

applications for search warrants made in England and Wales or

 

Northern Ireland, and

 

(b)    

search warrants issued in England and Wales or Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 21.

 

Mike Penning

 

24

 

Schedule  2,  page  39,  line  29,  leave out paragraph 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendments 20 and 21.

 

Mike Penning

 

25

 

Schedule  2,  page  42,  line  27,  leave out “issued in England and Wales or Northern

 

Ireland”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 21.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

26

 

Clause  42,  page  26,  line  9,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

27

 

Clause  47,  page  28,  line  37,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment omits clause 47(5), which enables proceedings for an offence under clause 47 to

 

be taken in any part of the UK.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

28

 

Clause  49,  page  29,  line  28,  leave out “regulations under section 10” and insert

 

“section (Exceptions to offences)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 11 and NC3.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

29

 

Clause  50,  page  31,  line  12,  leave out “regulations under section 10” and insert

 

“section (Exceptions to offences)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 11 and NC3.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

30

 

Clause  53,  page  32,  line  43,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 

Mike Penning

 

31

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  2,  leave out second “or” and insert “except where

 

paragraph (b) or (c) applies;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 32.

 

Mike Penning

 

32

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

if the person is remitted to the High Court of Justiciary to be dealt with

 

for that offence, the High Court of Justiciary.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 53 provides for the relevant court to make a forfeiture order following the conviction of a

 

person for an offence under any of clauses 4 to 8 and 25. Where, in Scotland, a case is remitted to


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

the High Court of Justiciary for sentencing, this amendment provides for that court to make a

 

forfeiture order.

 

Mike Penning

 

33

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  26,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 

Mike Penning

 

34

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  28,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 

Mike Penning

 

35

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  30,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 

Mike Penning

 

36

 

Clause  53,  page  33,  line  32,  leave out “8” and insert “(Possession of a psychoactive

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on NC2.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

37

 

Clause  54,  page  34,  line  9,  leave out “regulations under section 10.” and insert

 

“section (Exceptions to offences).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 11 and NC3.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29 October 2015                  

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lyn Brown

 

Andrew Gwynne

 

Grahame Morris

 

57

 

Clause  57,  page  53,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The report must inform Parliament on progress made in improving the reach and

 

quality of education about new psychoactive substances.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to include a section on progress in NPS education

 

in their statutory review.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

38

 

Clause  58,  page  36,  line  23,  after “Court” insert “, other than the reference in

 

section 30(1) in relation to a prohibition order made under section 18,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment disapplies the transitional provision in clause 58(5) in relation to appeals under

 

clause 30(1) about variation and discharge in relation to prohibition orders made under clause 18.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

39

 

Schedule  4,  page  48,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985

 

      (1)  

The Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985 is repealed.

 

      (2)  

In consequence of the repeal made by sub-paragraph (1), in Schedules 3 and 6

 

to the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008, omit the entry relating

 

to the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment repeals the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985.

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

42

 

Schedule  4,  page  48,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

         

“Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

 

(1)    

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is amended as follows—

 

(2)    

In section 4A (Aggravation of offence of supply of controlled drug) after

 

subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

The third condition is that the offence was committed on any premises

 

intended to locate any vulnerable child or in the vicinity of said premises;

 

(4B)    

in this section “vulnerable child” means any person aged under 18 who

 

is not living with their parents or carers and is

 

(a)    

accommodated in residential care under section 17, section 20,

 

section 25 or section 31 of The Children Act 1989, or,


 
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