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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 1 March 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill


 

[Lords]


 

[First to Fourth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

First and Second Sittings

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 27

 

February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 27 February;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 1 March;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 March;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 2 to 5;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 6 to 18; Clause 1; Clauses 19 to 43; Schedule 2; Clauses

 

44 to 50; Schedule 3; Clauses 51 to 56; new Clauses; new Schedules;


 
 

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remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 

(3)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 6 March.

 


 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 

Clause 3 Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 

Helen Goodman

 

Withdrawn after debate  29

 

Schedule  1,  page  49,  leave out lines 39 and 40

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  30

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  leave out lines 2 and 3

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  31

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  leave out paragraph 33

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Negatived on division  15

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  40,  at end insert “unless they are a person, or are doing so to

 

provide legitimate travel to a person, recognised as a refugee under the UN Convention

 

Relating to the Status of Refugees”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  33,  at end insert “,

 

    

unless an aircraft is providing legitimate travel to a person recognised as a refugee

 

under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.”


 
 

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Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  7,  page  7,  line  36,  at end insert “,

 

    

unless the ship belongs to a person or the ship provides legitimate travel to a

 

person, recognised as a refugee under the UN Convention Relating to the Status

 

of Refugees.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 

Clause 9 Agreed to.

 

Clause 10 Agreed to.

 

Clause 11 Agreed to.

 

Clause 12 Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

Clause 14 Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Withdrawn after debate  18

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Regulations must include provision for the establishment of a fast-track process

 

for dealing with requests for exceptions and licences for humanitarian purposes.”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must, within six months of this Act coming into force,

 

undertake a consultation on measures to establish an overarching framework for

 

exceptions and licences to be granted for the purposes of subsections (2) and (3).”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  15,  page  15,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

humanitarian, development, reconstruction and peace-building agencies

 

engaging with sanctioned individuals and entities in order to safely and

 

effectively carry out their activities.”

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clause 16 Agreed to.

 


 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Agreed to on division  4

 

Clause  17,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations—

 

(a)    

may create criminal offences for the purposes of the enforcement of

 

prohibitions or requirements mentioned in subsection (2)(a) or (b) or for

 

the purposes of preventing such prohibitions or requirements from being

 

circumvented, and

 

(b)    

may include provision dealing with matters relating to any offences

 

created for such purposes by regulations (including provision that creates

 

defences).

 

( )    

Regulations may not provide for an offence under regulations to be punishable

 

with imprisonment for a period exceeding—

 

(a)    

in the case of conviction on indictment, 10 years;

 

(b)    

in the case of summary conviction—

 

(i)    

in relation to England and Wales, 12 months or, in relation to

 

offences committed before section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice

 

Act 2003 comes into force, 6 months;

 

(ii)    

in relation to Scotland, 12 months;

 

(iii)    

in relation to Northern Ireland, 6 months.”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Negatived on division  21

 

Clause  17,  page  16,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

An appropriate Minister must publish guidance from the Crown Prosecution

 

Service on when it is in the public interest for a breach of a sanctions regulations

 

to be prosecuted.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Withdrawn after debate  22

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  7,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (2)(b), a body incorporated or constituted under

 

the law of any part of the United Kingdom includes a body incorporated or

 

constituted under the law of the following—

 

(a)    

any of the Channel Islands;

 

(b)    

the Isle of Man;

 

(c)    

any of the British Overseas Territories.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Third and Fourth Sittings

 

Helen Goodman

 

Anneliese Dodds

 

Negatived on division  1

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  16,  at end insert “or

 

(i)    

further accountability for, or act or as a deterrent to, the commission of a

 

gross human rights abuse or violation.”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  16,  at end insert “or

 

(i)    

further the prevention of serious organised crime and trafficking, in the

 

United Kingdom or elsewhere.”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Withdrawn after debate  14

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Regulations under this section must be accompanied by the publication of a

 

written memorandum by the appropriate Minister, and such a memorandum must

 

set out—

 

(a)    

how the relevant sanctions are consistent with the overall foreign policy

 

objectives of the UK government, including any specific regional

 

objectives where appropriate;

 

(b)    

clear objectives for the relevant sanctions, including well-defined and

 

realistic demands against which compliance can be judged;

 

(c)    

a coherent overarching diplomatic strategy for achieving the relevant

 

objectives, including steps to actively and systematically communicate

 

with targeted countries or persons on the specific concerns underpinning

 

the sanctions against them;

 

(d)    

a clear exit strategy, including specific and measurable changes in the

 

behaviour of any target or targets to be required as a precondition of any

 

future suspension or lifting of the relevant sanctions; and

 

(e)    

specific steps to be taken by Ministers to promote co-operation with, and

 

where possible the adoption of, any autonomous UK sanctions by other

 

countries.”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Anneliese Dodds

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

In this section, conduct constitutes “the commission of a gross human rights

 

abuse or violation” if each of the following three conditions is met.

 

(6B)    

The first condition is that—

 

(a)    

the conduct constitutes the torture of a person or a group of people who

 

have sought—

 

(i)    

to expose illegal activity carried out by a public official or a

 

person acting in an official capacity, or

 

(ii)    

to obtain, exercise, defend or promote human rights and

 

fundamental freedoms, or

 

(b)    

the conduct otherwise involves the cruel, inhuman or degrading

 

treatment or punishment of such a person or a group of people.


 
 

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(6C)    

The second condition is that the conduct is carried out in consequence of that

 

person having sought to do anything falling within subsection (6B) (a) (i) or (ii).

 

(6D)    

The third condition is that the conduct is carried out—

 

(a)    

by a public official, or a person acting in an official capacity, in the

 

performance or purported performance of his or her official duties, or

 

(b)    

by a person not falling within paragraph (a) at the instigation or with the

 

consent or acquiescence—

 

(i)    

of a public official, or

 

(ii)    

of a person acting in an official capacity, who in instigating the

 

conduct, or in consenting to or acquiescing in it, is acting in the

 

performance or purported performance of his or her official

 

duties.

 

(6E)    

Conduct that involves the intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering on

 

another person or a group of people is conduct that constitutes torture for the

 

purposes of subsection (6B) (a).

 

(6F)    

Conduct is connected with the commission of a gross human rights abuse or

 

violation if it is conduct by a person that involves—

 

(a)    

acting as an agent for another in connection with activities relating to

 

conduct constituting the commission of a gross human rights abuse or

 

violation,

 

(b)    

directing, or sponsoring, such activities,

 

(c)    

profiting from such activities, or

 

(d)    

materially assisting such activities.

 

(6G)    

The cases in which a person materially assists activities for the purposes of

 

subsection (6F) (d) include those where the person—

 

(a)    

provides goods or services in support of the carrying out of the activities,

 

or

 

(b)    

otherwise provides any financial or technological support in connection

 

with their carrying out.”

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out “(d)” and insert “(h)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 

Clause 20 Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Negatived on division  32

 

Clause  21,  page  18,  line  34,  leave out “3 years” and insert “12 months”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  21,  page  18,  line  36,  leave out “3 years” and insert “12 months”

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clauses 22 to 24 Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  14,  leave out “3 years” and insert “12 months”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  16,  leave out “3 years” and insert “12 months”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 26 Agreed to.

 


 

Helen Goodman

 

Negatived on division  24

 

Clause  27,  page  20,  line  39,  leave out “the purpose stated in them under section

 

1(3)” and insert—

 

“(a)    

the purpose stated in them under section 1(3);

 

(b)    

the humanitarian impact;

 

(c)    

any British citizen, a British Overseas Territories citizen or British

 

overseas citizen who is not the intended target of sanctions issued under

 

this Act but who is directly or indirectly impacted by the imposition of

 

such sanctions”.

 

Helen Goodman

 

Not called  25

 

Clause  27,  page  20,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The review of the humanitarian impact under subsection (2)(b) must be

 

conducted according to the methodology set out in Chapter 5 of the UN

 

InterAgency Standing Committee’s Sanctions Assessment Handbook: Assessing

 

the Humanitarian Implications of Sanctions, published in 2004.”

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  5,  leave out “(d)” and insert “(h)”

 

Helen Goodman

 

Withdrawn after debate  26

 

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the steps taken to promote the adoption of sanctions on a multilateral

 

basis;

 

(e)    

a summary of any representations made in relation to the exercise or

 

proposed exercise of the powers and the response of the appropriate

 

Minister to the same;


 
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