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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 28 June 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 26

 

June meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 26 June; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am on Thursday 28 June;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 3 July;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 5 July;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 10 July;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 12 July;

 

(g)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 July;


 
 

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(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 26 June

Until no later than

Metropolitan Police; Crown

 
  

10.55 am

Prosecution Service

 
 

Tuesday 26 June

Until no later than

The Law Society

 
  

11.25 am

  
 

Tuesday 26 June

Until no later than

Max Hill QC, Independent

 
  

2.45 pm

Reviewer of Terrorism

 
   

Legislation

 
 

Tuesday 26 June

Until no later than

The Law Society of Scotland

 
  

3.15 pm

  
 

Tuesday 26 June

Until no later than

Liberty; Criminal Bar

 
  

3.45 pm

Association

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 11; Schedule 1; Clauses 12 to 17; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 18 to 20; Schedule 3; Clause 21; Schedule 4; Clauses 22 to 26; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 July.

 


 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

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

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police; Gregor McGill, Director of Legal

 

Services, Crown Prosecution Service

 

Bethan David, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Special Crime and Counter-terrorism, Crown

 

Prosecution Service

 

Richard Atkinson, Chair of the Criminal Law Committee, the law Society

 

Max Hill QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

 

Michael Clancy OBE, Director, the Law Society of Scotland

 

Corey Stoughton, Advocacy Director, Liberty; Abigail Bright, Executive Member, Criminal Bar


 
 

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Association; and Peter Carter QC, Member, Criminal Bar Association

 


 

Third Sitting

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(A1)    

Section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (support) is amended as follows.

 

(B1)    

In subsection (1), after paragraph (b), insert—

 

“(c)    

in doing so is reckless as to whether another person will be encouraged

 

to support a proscribed organisation.””

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out line 6 and insert—

 

“(1)    

After subsection (1) insert–”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

in doing so, intends to encourage support for a proscribed organisation”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  4

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1C)    

It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1A) to

 

prove that he had a reasonable excuse for the publication of the image.”

 

Clause Agreed to.


 

 

Revised 28 June 2018