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NOTICES OF AMENDMENTS

given up to and including

Monday 13th March 2000


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CONSIDERATION OF BILL

TERRORISM BILL, AS AMENDED


NEW CLAUSES

Financial information

   

Mr Secretary Straw

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Schedule [Financial information] (financial information) shall have effect.'.


Detention of terrorists

   

Mr Andrew MacKay
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr John M. Taylor

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Schedule [Detention of Terrorists] to this Act shall have effect with respect to the detention of terrorists and persons suspected of being terrorists.'.


Expiry of Part VII

   

Mr Kevin McNamara

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) This Part shall, by virtue of this subsection, cease to have effect at the end of the period of one year beginning with the day on which it is brought into force.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by order provide that a provision of this Part shall cease to have effect.'.


Right to consult solicitor

   

Mr Kevin McNamara

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) All persons detained under section 40 of this Act shall be promptly informed of their right to consult privately with a solicitor and to have a solicitor present at all interviews to be conducted under this Act.

    (2) All persons wishing to consult a solicitor must be permitted to do so as soon as is reasonably practicable.'.


Bill of rights for Northern Ireland

   

Mr Kevin McNamara

NC5

To move the following Clause;—

    '.—The Secretary of State shall, after consultation with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, by regulation make such changes to this Act, if any, as are required to bring it into line with the Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, within six months of such a Bill taking effect in the domestic law of Northern Ireland.'.

Deproscription: certification

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John M. Taylor

NC6

*To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall before he makes an order under section 3(3)(b) or section 5(5) certify to Parliament that he believes that the organisation has ceased to be concerned in terrorism.'.


Terrorism: definition

   

Mr Alan Simpson
Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Mr Tony Benn
Jackie Ballard
Mr John McDonnell

NC7

*To move the following Clause:—

    '. (1) in this Act "terrorism" means the use or threat of serious violence to procure or attempt to procure the alteration, cessation or doing of any matter or thing established by a law of, or within the competence or power of, a legally constituted government or other political body (whether or not legally constituted) in the United Kingdom or any other place, either

      (a) for the purpose of putting the public or a section of the public in fear; or

      (b) for the purpose of preventing or dissuading the public or a section of the public from carrying out, either generally or at a particular place, an activity it is entitled to carry out.

    (2) "Violence" means violence of a kind that endangers the life of any peson, or creates a serious risk to the safety of the public or a section of the public.'.


Expiry and revival (No. 2)

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

NC8

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1) This Act shall (subject to subsection (2)) cease to have effect at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which the Act is brought into force.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by order provide—

      (a) that a provision of this Act which is in force (whether or not by virtue of this subsection) shall continue in force for a specific period not exceeding five years;

      (b) that a provision of this Act shall cease to have effect;

      (c) that a provision of this Act which is not in force (whether or not by virtue of this subsection) shall come into force and remain in force for a specified period not exceeding five years.

    (3) An order under subsection (2) shall be made by statutory instrument; and no such order shall be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr Kevin McNamara

122

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'means' to end of line 8 and insert 'the commission of, or the threat to commit, any criminal act with the intention of—

      (a) putting the public or any section of the public in fear, or

      (b) coercing the institutions of democratic government,

    provided that the act'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

194

*Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'threat' to 'of' in line 8 and insert 'for political ends,'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

192

*Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out line 8 and insert 'coercing, influencing or intimidating government, one or more political bodies, groups or organisations, the public or any section of the public, of actions which—'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John M. Taylor

146

*Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     1],     leave out from beginning to end and insert—

      '(a) involves violence against any person or serious violence against property'.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

193

*Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     1],     leave out 'or property'.

   

Mr Kevin McNamara

123

Page     1,     line     10,     [Clause     1],     after '(b)', insert 'seriously'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

195

*Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     1],     leave out from '(b)' to 'and' in line 16.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

190

*Page     2,     line     7     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'use' to end of line 12 and insert 'of serious violence against a person or persons, or the threat to use such violence, to intimidate or coerce a government, one or more political bodies or organisations, the public or any section of the public for political ends, and which—

      (a) endangers the life of any person; or

      (b) creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

186

*Page     2,     line     19     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

          '(ii) he has satisfied a judicial authority that there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is concerned in terrorism; and

          (iii) that the judicial authority has issued a declaration that there are reasonable grounds for the exercise of the Secretary of State's power'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

187

*Page     2,     line     19     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

    '(4A) In this section "judicial authority" means—

      (a) In England and Wales, the Lord Chief Justice or his designated appointee

      (b) In Northern Ireland, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland or his designated appointee

      (c) and in Scotland, the Lord Advocate or his designated appointee.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

188

*Page     2,     line     23     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'or'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Mr Lembit Öpik

189

*Page     2,     line     24     [Clause     3],     leave out from 'terrorism' to end of line 25.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

1

Page     3,     line     26     [Clause     6],     leave out 'leave' and insert 'permission'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

2

Page     3,     line     28     [Clause     6],     leave out 'leave' and insert 'permission'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

3

Page     4,     line     34     [Clause     8],     leave out from 'Scotland' to end of line 8 on page 5 and insert '—

      (a) for every reference to the Court of Appeal or the Crown Court substitute a reference to the High Court of Justiciary,

      (b) in subsection (2)(b), at the end insert "and quash the conviction",

      (c) in subsection (4)—

          (i) in paragraph (a), for "28 days" substitute "two weeks", and

          (ii) in paragraph (b), for "section 1 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968" substitute "section 106 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995",

      (d) in subsection (5)—

          (i) for "by a magistrates' court" substitute "in summary proceedings", and

          (ii) in paragraph (b), at the end insert "and quash the conviction",

      (e) in subsection (6), paragraph (c) is omitted,

      (f) in subsection (7)—

          (i) in paragraph (a) for "21 days" substitute "two weeks", and

          (ii) for paragraph (b) substitute—

            "(b) shall be by note of appeal, which shall state the ground of appeal,

            (c) shall not require leave under any provision of Part X of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, and

            (d) shall be in accordance with such procedure as the High Court of Justiciary may, by Act of Adjournal, determine.".'

 
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