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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 30 August 2018

 

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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withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Jess Phillips

Caroline Lucas

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 August 2018                  

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

 
 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Jess Phillips

Caroline Lucas

 

2

 

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

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Jess Phillips

Caroline Lucas

 

3

 

Clause  1,  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

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Jess Phillips

 

Caroline Lucas

 

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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—

 

(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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 August 2018                  

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

 
 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Nicky Morgan

 

Mr Andrew Mitchell

 

Jess Phillips

 

Caroline Lucas

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out “mentioned in section 67A(3)(a) (sexual

 

gratification)” and insert “of obtaining sexual gratification”

 

Sir Christopher Chope

 

6

 

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.

 


 

 

Revised 30 August 2018