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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 27th January 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE D


TERRORISM BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [18th January], as follows:—

Clauses 1 and 2, Schedule 1, Clause 3, Schedule 2, Clauses 4 and 5, Schedule 3, Clauses 6 to 22, Schedule 4, Clauses 23 to 36, Schedule 5, Clauses 37 to 39, Schedule 7, Clauses 40 to 51, Schedule 6, Clauses 52 to 62, Schedule 8, Clauses 63 to 81, Schedule 9, Clauses 82 to 95, Schedule 10, Clauses 96 to 99, Schedule 11, Clauses 100 to 111, Schedule 12, Clauses 112 to 120, Schedules 13 and 14, Clauses 121 to 125, new Clauses and new Schedules.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

103

Clause     37,     page     17,     line     15,     leave out 'to prove'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

104

Clause     37,     page     17,     leave out lines 28 and 29.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

106

Clause     39,     page     18,     line     9,     leave out 'reasonably suspects to be a terrorist' and insert 'identifies as having committed an offence under this Act'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

105

Clause     39,     page     18,     line     14,     leave out '48' and insert '36'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

80

Clause     39,     page     18,     line     29,     after 'detained', insert ', subject to paragraph 31 of that Schedule,'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

107

Schedule     7,     page     101,     leave out lines 6 and 7 and insert 'A person arrested shall be taken by a constable to a police station as soon as possible after the arrest'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

95

Schedule     7,     page     103,     line     31,     at end insert ', if the interview takes place in a police station'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

92

Schedule     7,     page     103,     line     39,     leave out '15' and insert '15A'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

93

Schedule     7,     page     105,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '15A The Secretary of State shall, by order, make provision to require that—

      (a) except in such circumstances, and

      (b) subject to such conditions,

    as may be specified in the order, where a person detained has been permitted to consult a solicitor, the solicitor shall be allowed to be present at any interview carried out in connection with a terrorist investigation or for the purposes of Schedule 6.'

   

Mr Charles Clarke

94

Schedule     7,     page     105,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '15B—(1) Subject to the modifications specified in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), section 18 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (procedure for taking certain prints and samples) shall apply to a person detained under section 39 or Schedule 6 as it applies to a person arrested or a person detained under section 14 of that Act.

    (2) For subsection (2) of section 18 there shall be substituted—

            "(2) A constable may take from a detained person or require a detained person to provide relevant physical data only if—

            (a) in the case of a person detained under section 39 of the Terrorism Act 2000, he reasonably suspects that the person has been involved in an offence under any of the provisions mentioned in section 38(1)(a) of that Act and he reasonably believes that the relevant physical data will tend to confirm or disprove his involvement, or

            (b) in any case, he is satisfied that it is necessary in order to assist in determining whether the person falls within section 38(1)(b) of that Act."

    (3) Subsections (3) to (5) shall not apply, but any relevant physical data or sample taken in pursuance of section 18 as applied by this paragraph shall be retained only for the purposes of terrorist investigations.'

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

108

Schedule     7,     page     105,     line     19,     leave out from 'practicable' to the end of line 20 and insert 'within six hours'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

96

Schedule     7,     page     105,     line     23,     leave out 'where an application for' and insert 'after'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

97

Schedule     7,     page     105,     line     24,     leave out 'made' and insert 'issued'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

98

Schedule     7,     page     107,     line     38,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

99

Schedule     7,     page     107,     line     39,     at end insert 'and

      ( ) the fact that the detained person is being detained by virtue of section 39(5) or (6).'

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

123

Schedule     7,     page     108,     line     11,     leave out 'seven' and insert 'four'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

109

Schedule     7,     page     109,     leave out lines 16 to 19.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

111

Schedule     7,     page     109,     leave out lines 20 to 44.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

110

Schedule     7,     page     109,     leave out lines 41 to 44.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

100

Schedule     7,     page     110,     line     10,     at end insert—

'Detention - conditions

    31. A person detained by virtue of a warrant issued under this Part shall (unless detained under any other power) be released immediately if the officer having custody of him becomes aware that the grounds for his detention under paragraph 27(1) have ceased to apply.'


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

112

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     20,     leave out 'expedient' and insert 'strictly necessary'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

124

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     21,     leave out from 'given' to end of line 34 and insert 'by a judicial authority'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

126

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     21,     leave out from 'given' to end of line 34 and insert 'by the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

125

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '(3A) In this Part "judicial authority" means—

      (a) in England and Wales, the Senior District Judge or Chief Magistrate or his deputy or a District Judge or Magistrate who is designated for the purpose of this Part by the Lord Chancellor,

      (b) in Scotland, the sheriff and

      (c) in Northern Ireland a county court judge or a resident magistrate who is designated for the purpose of this Part by the Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

59

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     31,     leave out 'of the City of London police' and insert 'in the City of London police force'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

113

Clause     44,     page     20,     line     23,     leave out '28' and insert '14'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

114

Clause     45,     page     21,     line     4,     at end add—

    '(1A) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section that he did not know and had no reasonable cause to suspect that an authorisation under section 42(1) had been made.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

115

Clause     45,     page     21,     leave out line 7.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

116

Clause     45,     page     21,     leave out line 9.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

60

Clause     46,     page     21,     line     11,     after 'constable', insert 'in uniform'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

61

Clause     46,     page     21,     line     26,     leave out 'of the City of London police' and insert 'in the City of London police force'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

117

Clause     49,     page     22,     line     14,     leave out 'to prove that' and insert 'if'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

122

Clause     49,     page     22,     leave out line 22.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Lembit Öpik
Jackie Ballard

118

Clause     49,     page     22,     leave out line 24.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

81

Clause     50,     page     22,     line     28,     at end insert '(in relation to England and Wales and Scotland) or section 14 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (in relation to Northern Ireland)'.

 
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