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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 15 November 2016

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill


 

[Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 14 November (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 15

 

November) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 15 November;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 17 November;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 17 November.

 

Tracey Crouch has given notice of her intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15 November 2016                  

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

2

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  18,  at end add “and shall be taken to include cultural property

 

in digital form.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out “or”

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert “, or

 

(c)    

a foreign national serving under the military command of the UK Armed

 

Forces.”

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

5

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert “or if the act was committed by a private

 

military contractor or an individual employed by a private military contractor, including

 

persons contracted to the UK armed forces.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

6

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Where cultural property is in a digital form, the cultural emblem may be

 

displayed in a digital format.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

7

 

Clause  17,  page  8,  line  12,  leave out “or having reason to suspect”

 

Victoria Borwick

 

1

 

Clause  17,  page  8,  line  12,  leave out “having reason to suspect” and insert

 

“believing”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15 November 2016                  

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

New Clauses

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Enforcement: costs

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament each year a report setting out

 

the costs incurred by the following bodies in fulfilling the requirements of this

 

Act—

 

(a)    

the cultural property protection unit within the Ministry of Defence,

 

(b)    

Border Force,

 

(c)    

the Arts and Antiquities Unit of the Metropolitan Police,

 

(d)    

UK police authorities, and

 

(e)    

any other publicly funded body carrying out functions for the purposes of

 

cultural protection under this Act.

 

(2)    

The first report under subsection (1) shall be laid within 12 months of this Act

 

being passed.

 

(3)    

Reports laid under this section shall include an account of how bodies specified

 

under subsection (1) communicate and cooperate with each other in protecting

 

cultural property in compliance with this Act.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on topics for updated Protocol

 

Within 12 months of the passing of this Act, the Secretary of State shall publish

 

a report setting out the UK’s priorities for topics to be included in an updated

 

protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cultural property: duty to provide information

 

(1)    

Auctioneers and traders within the United Kingdom shall have a duty to provide

 

buyers and potential buyers of items of cultural property (including antiques,

 

cultural artefacts and artworks) with information to enable buyers and potential

 

buyers to decide whether the item has been unlawfully exported within the

 

meaning of section 17 of this Act.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15 November 2016                  

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations specifying the nature of the

 

information to be provided under subsection (1).

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument, and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Safeguarding cultural property

 

At the end of the period of one year following the passing of this Act, the

 

Secretary of State shall lay a report before each House of Parliament on which

 

cultural properties situated within the UK have been listed as protected by this

 

Act, and how the Government has safeguarded them against the foreseeable

 

effect of an armed conflict, in accordance with Article 3 of the Convention.”

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cultural Protection Fund

 

At the end of the period of one year following the passing of this Act, and every

 

two years thereafter, the Secretary of State shall lay a report before both Houses

 

of Parliament on the work of the Cultural Protection Fund in supporting the

 

implementation of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property

 

in the Event of Armed Conflict of 1954 and the Protocols to that Convention of

 

1954 and 1999.”

 


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 15 November 2016                  

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Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Order of the House [31 October 2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts)

 

Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 17 November.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 15 November 2016