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Public Bill Committee: 5 July 2018                     

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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  36,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

  “(6A)  

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner (“the Commissioner”) must be

 

informed when a person is stopped under the provisions of this paragraph.

 

    (6B)  

The Commissioner must make an annual report on the use of powers under this

 

paragraph.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  40,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“11A (1)  

This paragraph applies where—

 

(a)    

an examining officer intends to retain an article under paragraph (2);

 

and

 

(b)    

the person who owns or was carrying or transporting the article alleges

 

that the article contains confidential material.

 

      (2)  

Where sub-paragraph (1) applies, the examining officer—

 

(a)    

may not examine the article; and

 

(b)    

must immediately provide the article to the Investigatory Powers

 

Commissioner (the “Commissioner”).

 

      (3)  

On receiving an article under sub-paragraph (2), the Commissioner must

 

determine whether or not the article contains confidential material.

 

      (4)  

Where the Commissioner determines the article contains confidential material,

 

the Commissioner may authorise the examination and retention of material in

 

accordance with the provisions of paragraph 12(5).

 

      (5)  

Where the Commissioner determines the article does not contain confidential

 

material, the Commissioner must return the article to the examining officer to

 

determine whether the material should be retained under paragraph 11(2).”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  40,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

  “(2A)  

The person who owns or was carrying or transporting an article which is

 

retained under paragraph 11(2)(d) or (e) must be notified by the examining

 

officer when the Commissioner is informed that the article has been retained.”

 

Gavin Newlands

 

21

 

Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  17,  leave out “and 26”

 

Gavin Newlands

 

22

 

Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  26,  leave out sub-paragraph (3)

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  27,  leave out from “would” to the end of line 28 and

 

insert “create an immediate risk of physical injury to any person or persons.”


 
 

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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

  “(3A)  

Where the examining officer believes that there is an immediate risk of

 

physical injury to any person or persons under subparagraph (3), they must

 

allow the detainee to consult a solicitor by telephone.”

 

Gavin Newlands

 

23

 

Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  33,  leave out sub-paragraph (6) and insert—

 

    “(6)  

Sub-paragraph (5) does not apply if the examining officer reasonably believes

 

that the time it would take to consult a solicitor in person would create an

 

immediate risk of physical injury to any person.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  34,  leave out from “would” to the end of line 35 and

 

insert “create an immediate risk of physical injury to any person or persons.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

  “(6A)  

Where the examining officer believes that there is an immediate risk of

 

physical injury to any person or persons under subparagraph (6), they must

 

allow the detainee to consult a solicitor by telephone.”

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  37,  at end insert, “provided that the person is at all times

 

able to consult with a solicitor in private.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  46,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

  “(7A)  

The examining officer may require that the detainee consult only a solicitor

 

who has been approved by the Law Society for providing advice to persons

 

detained under the provisions of this schedule.”

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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Schedule  3,  page  47,  line  29,  leave out paragraph 26

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would delete provisions in the Bill which restrict access to a lawyer for those

 

detained under Schedule 3 for the purpose of assessing whether they are or have been engaged in

 

hostile activity.

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

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Schedule  3,  page  47,  line  31,  leave out “and hearing” and insert “but not hearing”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5 July 2018                     

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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, continued

 
 

Stephen Doughty

 

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Schedule  3,  page  48,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“26A (1)  

This paragraph applies where a person detained under the powers contained in

 

section 20 and schedule 3 is released without further action, charge or

 

proceedings being taken against them within a period of 6 months.

 

      (2)  

A person so released shall have an enforceable right to compensation in

 

relation to any costs incurred by them in relation to—

 

(a)    

any non-refundable or amendable travel by air, sea, or land postponed

 

or cancelled during the period of their detention,

 

(b)    

pre-paid accommodation cancelled as a result of travel cancelled as a

 

consequence of (a), and

 

(c)    

reasonable repair of any damage to property seized during the period

 

of detention that is not retained for evidential purposes, or replacement

 

of property damaged or destroyed on a like for like basis.

 

      (3)  

The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument set out

 

arrangements for such compensation to be paid.

 

      (4)  

A statutory instrument under subsection (3) may not be made unless a draft of

 

the instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House

 

of Parliament.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs incurred as a

 

result of a person being detained, who subsequently is not subject to further action, and for

 

compensation or replacement of property damaged or destroyed during detention.

 


 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

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Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“Civil Legal Services (Financial) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. (N.I.) 2015

 

No. 196)

 

28A(1)  

In regulation 4(2) of the Civil Legal Services (Financial) Regulations

 

(Northern Ireland) 2015 (exceptions from requirement to make a

 

determination in respect of an individual’s financial resources), after sub-

 

paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

is detained under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 or

 

under Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and

 

Border Security Act 2018;”.

 

      (2)  

Nothing in sub-paragraph (1) affects any power under the Access to Justice

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/435 (N.I. 10)) to revoke or amend

 

any provision of the regulations amended by that sub-paragraph.

 

Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. (N.I.) 2015

 

No. 201)

 

28B(1)  

In Schedule 2 to the Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern

 

Ireland) 2015 (advice and assistance)—

 

(a)    

for the title to Part 2 substitute “Matters other than those relating to

 

PACE, Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 or Schedule 3 to the

 

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2018”;


 
 

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(b)    

in the title to Part 3 after “matters” insert “, Schedule 7 to the

 

Terrorism Act 2000 matters or Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism

 

and Border Security Act 2018 matters”;

 

(c)    

in note (1) to Table 1 in Part 3 (which refers to work relating to

 

interviews conducted under the Police and Criminal Evidence

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1989), at the end insert “, Schedule 7 to the

 

Terrorism Act 2000 or Schedule 3 to the Counter-Terrorism and

 

Border Security Act 2018”.

 

      (2)  

Nothing in sub-paragraph (1) affects any power under the Access to Justice

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/435 (N.I. 10)) to revoke or amend

 

any provision of the Order amended by that sub-paragraph.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that provision of legal advice and assistance, and the remuneration

 

payable for such advice and assistance, to persons detained in Northern Ireland under Schedule 7

 

to the Terrorism Act 2000, or under Schedule 3 to the Bill, is available in the same way as applies

 

in relation to persons arrested and detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern

 

Ireland) Order 1989.

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

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Schedule  4,  page  80,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

in regulation 5 (notification of return), in paragraph (1), omit “for a

 

period of three days or more”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Regulation 5 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Foreign Travel Notification Requirements)

 

Regulations 2009 requires a person to whom the notification requirements apply who leaves the

 

United Kingdom for a period of three days or more to notify the police of the date of their return

 

and the point of their arrival in the United Kingdom within three days of their return (if they did

 

not notify this information before leaving the United Kingdom). This amendment would ensure that

 

regulation 5 applies to a person who leaves the United Kingdom for any period of time instead of

 

only for periods of three days or more.

 


 

Stephen Doughty

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Monitoring and removal of unlawful content

 

(1)    

Internet search engine providers, video and image sharing platforms, and social

 

media platforms shall—

 

(a)    

maintain effective procedures for routinely checking whether material

 

posted on their platforms has been posted by or on behalf of a proscribed

 

organisation, or indirectly to encourage support for a proscribed

 

organisation;

 

(b)    

ensure that for the purposes of (a), effective manual and automatic

 

procedures are maintained to check for variants of names, slogans, or

 

imagery which would reasonably identify material as relating to a

 

proscribed organisation;

 

(c)    

remove or block such content with six hours of its being identified by

 

internal procedures; and


 
 

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(d)    

remove or block such content within 24 hours of receiving an external

 

complaint of its existence on the provider’s platforms.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1) the reference to material is a reference to a still or moving image,

 

an audio recording, or textual content (produced by any means).”

 


 

Gavin Newlands

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Threshold for port and border control powers

 

(1)    

Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In paragraph 5 before “A person who is questioned” insert “Subject to paragraph

 

9A,”.

 

(3)    

After paragraph 6A(2) insert—

 

  “(2A)  

A person questioned under paragraph 2 or 3 may not be detained under

 

paragraph 6 unless the examining officer has reasonable grounds to

 

suspect that he is a person falling within section 40(1)(b).”

 

(4)    

In paragraph 8(1) before “An examining officer” insert “Subject to paragraph 9A

 

below,”.

 

(5)    

In paragraph 9(1) before “An examining officer” insert “Subject to paragraph 9A

 

below,”.

 

(6)    

After paragraph 9 insert—

 

“Data stored on electronic devices

 

9A  (1)  

For the purposes of this Schedule—

 

(a)    

the information or documents which a person can be required

 

to give the examining officer under paragraph 5,

 

(b)    

the things which may be searched under paragraph 8, and

 

(c)    

the property which may be examined under paragraph 9 do

 

not include data stored on personal electronic devices unless

 

the person is detained under paragraph 6.

 

      (2)  

“Personal electronic device” includes a mobile phone, a personal

 

computer and any other portable electronic device on which personal

 

information is stored.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would implement the recommendations of Parliament’s Joint Committee on

 

Human Rights and would require an officer to have reasonable grounds for suspecting an

 

individual is or has been concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of

 

terrorism before she could detain an individual for up to 6 hours under Schedule 7.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 5 July 2018                     

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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, continued

 
 

Gavin Newlands

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Access to a solicitor

 

(1)    

Schedule 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In paragraph 7 leave out “Subject to paragraphs 8 and 9”.

 

(3)    

In paragraph 7A—

 

(a)    

leave out sub-paragraph (3),

 

(b)    

leave out sub-paragraph (6) and insert—

 

    “(6)  

Sub-paragraph (5) does not apply if the examining officer

 

reasonably believes that the time it would take to consult a

 

solicitor in person would create an immediate risk of physical

 

injury to any person.”

 

(c)    

in sub-paragraph (7) at end insert “provided that the person is at all times

 

able to consult with a solicitor in private.”

 

(d)    

leave out subparagraph (8).

 

(4)    

Leave out paragraph 9.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would delete provisions in the Terrorism Act 2000 which restrict access to a

 

lawyer for those detained under Schedule 7.

 


 

Neil Coyle

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of the changing nature of terrorism reinsurance requirements

 

(1)    

The Pool Reinsurance Company Limited must provide an annual report to the

 

Secretary of State setting out—

 

(a)    

an assessment of the nature of terrorism reinsurance requirements; and

 

(b)    

any recommendations on how terrorism reinsurance arrangements

 

should be amended to address terrorism reinsurance requirements.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must lay the report and any recommendations made under

 

subsection (1) before the House of Commons within three months of receipt.

 

(3)    

The laying of the report and recommendations under subsection (2) must be

 

accompanied by a statement by the Secretary of State responding to each

 

recommendation made under subsection (1)(b).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would ensure that terrorism reinsurance arrangements are kept under annual

 

review by Pool Re and would require the Secretary of State to respond to Pool Re’s

 

recommendations in relation to terrorism reinsurance.

 



 
 

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Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, continued

 
 

Neil Coyle

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Fundraising for victims of terrorism: restrictions on profits

 

(1)    

Organisations that provide services for the purposes of raising donations shall not

 

be entitled to profit from those services where the conditions in subsection (2) are

 

met.

 

(2)    

The conditions referred to in subsection (1) are that—

 

(a)    

the purpose of raising funds is wholly or substantially to support persons

 

who have sustained a loss due to acts of terrorism; and

 

(b)    

the persons donating the funds are doing so without any expectation of

 

personal benefit.

 

(3)    

In this section “profits” means any income derived from providing services for

 

the purposes of raising donation in excess of the cost of providing those services.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would mean that organisations such as online donation platforms would not be

 

able to make a profit from supporting charitable fundraising for those affected by acts of terrorism.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Continued participation in the European Arrest Warrant

 

(1)    

It is an objective of the Government, in negotiating the withdrawal of the United

 

Kingdom from the European Union, to seek continued United Kingdom

 

participation in the European Arrest Warrant in relation to persons suspected of

 

specified terrorism offences.

 

(2)    

In this section, “specified terrorism offences” has the same meaning as Schedule

 

15 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to adopt the continued participation of the UK in

 

the European Arrest Warrant in relation to people suspected of terrorist offences as a negotiating

 

objective in the withdrawal negotiations with the European Union.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Continued participation in Eurojust and Europol

 

It is an objective of the Government, in negotiating the withdrawal of the United

 

Kingdom from the European Union, to seek continued United Kingdom


 
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