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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 29 October 2015

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]


 

[Third and Fourth Sittings]


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  12

 

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

 

“section (Exceptions to offences).”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 12 to 22 Agreed to.

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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,”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 24 to 26 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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));”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  17

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  18

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 36 and 37 Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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”).”


 
 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  22

 

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

 

Northern Ireland”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  24

 

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


 
 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  25

 

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

 

Ireland”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 40 and 41 Agreed to.

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  26

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 45 to 46 Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  27

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 48 Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  28

 

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

 

“section (Exceptions to offences)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  29

 

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

 

“section (Exceptions to offences)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clauses 51 and 52 Agreed to.

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  30

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  31

 

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

 

paragraph (b) or (c) applies;”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  33

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  34

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  35

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  36

 

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

 

substance in a custodial institution)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  37

 

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

 

“section (Exceptions to offences).”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clauses 55 and 56 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 3 Agreed to.

 

Lyn Brown

 

Andrew Gwynne

 

Grahame Morris

 

Withdrawn  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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,”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  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.”

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Not selected  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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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(b)    

accommodated in a multi-occupant dwelling under part 7 of the

 

Housing Act 1996.

 

(4C)    

The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument specify

 

the circumstances in which a court must take into account Condition C;

 

(4D)    

The fourth condition is that the offender supplies a controlled drug to any

 

persons under the age of 18.””

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 60 to 64 Agreed to.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Possession of a psychoactive substance in a custodial institution

 

(1)    

A person commits an offence if—

 

(a)    

the person is in possession of a psychoactive substance in a custodial

 

institution,

 

(b)    

the person knows or suspects that the substance is a psychoactive

 

substance, and

 

(c)    

the person intends to consume the psychoactive substance for its

 

psychoactive effects.

 

(2)    

In this section “custodial institution” has the same meaning as in section 6.

 

(3)    

This section is subject to section (Exceptions to offences) (exceptions to

 

offences).”

 


 

Mike Penning

 

Agreed to  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Exceptions to offences

 

(1)    

It is not an offence under this Act for a person to carry on any activity listed in

 

subsection (3) if, in the circumstances in which it is carried on by that person, the

 

activity is an exempted activity.

 

(2)    

In this section “exempted activity” means an activity listed in Schedule

 

(Exempted activities).

 

(3)    

The activities referred to in subsection (1) are—

 

(a)    

producing a psychoactive substance;

 

(b)    

supplying such a substance;

 

(c)    

offering to supply such a substance;

 

(d)    

possessing such a substance with intent to supply it;


 
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