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Friday 20 July 2018


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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 6


Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill




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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.



Mrs Maria Miller


Sir Christopher Chope




Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out “for a purpose mentioned in subsection (3)”


Mrs Maria Miller


Sir Christopher Chope




Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out paragraph (c)


Mrs Maria Miller




Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  at end insert—



It is an offence for a person (A) to disclose an image of another person (B)


recorded during the commission of an offence under subsection (2) if the


disclosure is made without B’s consent.



It is a defence for a person (A) charged with an offence under subsection (3A) to




Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2018                     



Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill, continued



that disclosure of the image was necessary for the purposes of preventing


or detecting crime, or



that A did not disclose the image with the intent of disclosing an image


of another person’s genitals, buttocks or underwear.”


Member’s explanatory statement


As the Bill is currently drafted it would be an offence to take an upskirting picture but not


necessarily an offence for it to be distributed (existing “intimate image” legislation does not


outlaw the distribution in all cases). This amendment makes it an offence to distribute non-


consensual “upskirting” images.


Sir Christopher Chope




Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  29,  leave out from “the” to end of line 40 and insert “offender


was aged 18 years or older at the time of the offence”.


Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment makes the offence notifiable in all cases when the offence is committed by a


person aged 18 or over and for sexual gratification.



Mrs Maria Miller


Sir Christopher Chope




Clause  2,  page  2,  line  6,  leave out subsection (3)


Member’s explanatory statement


As drafted the Bill potentially does not outlaw “upskirting” in certain cases such as for purely


financial motives; or where the motivation is “group bonding” where the identity of the victim is


irrelevant. This amendment makes all “upskirting” an offence.


Mrs Maria Miller




Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out “mentioned in section 67A(3)(a) (sexual


gratification)” and insert “of obtaining sexual gratification”




Revised 20 July 2018