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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 20 July 2018

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 6

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill


 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.

 


 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

1

 

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

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

2

 

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

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

5

 

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

 

“(3A)    

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.

 

(3B)    

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

 

prove—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 July 2018                     

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

 
 

(a)    

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

 

or detecting crime, or

 

(b)    

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

 

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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

 

3

 

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

 

4

 

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