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given up to and including

Friday 21st July 2000


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CONSIDERATION OF BILL

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MODE OF TRIAL) (No. 2) BILL


NEW CLAUSES

Disclosure

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Sir Nicholas Lyell

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Any person charged with an offence which carries imprisonment shall be entitled, prior to trial, to receive full disclosure of the prosecution case.'.


Sentences

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '. In respect of any offence where the Magistrates Court can pass a maximum sentence of 6 months imprisonment whereas the Crown Court can pass a sentence of 12 months or more, the Magistrates Court shall be entitled to pass a sentence of imprisonment for up to 12 months.'.


Committal for sentence

   

Mr David Kidney

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The following shall be inserted after subsection (1) of section 38 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (committal for sentence on summary trial of offence triable either way)—

    "(1A) Provided that where the court has previously decided under section 20 above that an offence ought to be tried summarily it shall not then use its powers under this section in respect of the same offence.".'.


   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Peter Luff
Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

16

Page     1,     line     8     [Clause     1],     at beginning insert—

    '( ) If the accused applies to be tried on indictment, the court shall order such a trial.

    ( ) If no such application is received,'.

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell

1

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'and on application of the accused, shall order that he be tried on indictment.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

5

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

      '(aa) any written representations from the victim;'.

   

Sir Nicholas Lyell

15

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) all the circumstances of the offence and of the accused including his antecedents if any; and'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

6

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     leave out '(but not of the accused)' and insert 'and of the accused'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

7

Page     1,     line     14     [Clause     1],     leave out 'appears' and insert 'appear'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

9

Page     1,     line     17     [Clause     1],     leave out 'paragraph (b)' and insert 'paragraphs (a), (b) and (d)'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

8

Page     1,     line     19     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'and

      (d) the antecedents of the accused.'.

   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Peter Luff
Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

19

Page     1,     line     19     [Clause     1],     at end insert '; and

      (d) whether in all circumstances of the case a denial of jury trial would impinge upon the rights not only of the accused but also of the community at large to have the matter considered and adjudicated by a jury.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

10

Page     1,     line     27     [Clause     1],     after 'shall', insert 'forthwith'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins

11

Page     2,     line     1     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'which shall be full, in writing, and entered in the court register.'.

   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Peter Luff
Sir Nicholas Lyell

17

Page     2,     line     3     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'summarily' to 'the' and insert 'and the accused does not apply to be tried on indictment, then.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

21

*Page     2,     line     3     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'summarily' to 'the' in line 4 and insert 'and if the accused has not applied to be tried on indictment'.

   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Peter Luff
Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

20

Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'and the accused shall have the same rights to legal aid and assistance by Solicitor and Counsel; and have the same rights to advance disclosure of evidence and unused material as he would have if the offence had been ordered to be tried on indictment.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

12

Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) The court shall not, in the event of a conviction, be permitted to commit the accused to the Crown Court for sentence.'.

   

Mr Edward Garnier
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Peter Luff
Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

18

Page     2     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 6 to 17.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

13

Page     2,     line     9     [Clause     1],     after 'may', insert 'within 7 days'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

3

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) If the appeal is refused, the accused shall be supplied within 7 days with full disclosure of the Crown case, and his trial shall begin within 42 days of such refusal.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

4

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) No adjournment of the trial part heard shall be for more than 14 days.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins

14

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) The appeal shall be heard within 14 days of being lodged by a Judge sitting alone, and the accused may appear in person or be represented.'.


 
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