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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 30th January 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE B


CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [17th December].

   

Mr Graham Allen
Simon Hughes
Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Ian Lucas
Vera Baird
Mr David Heath

Mr Dominic GrieveMr Humfrey MalinsMr Mark Francois
Dr Desmond Turner

516

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     15,     at beginning insert 'Judges shall have discretion in the determination of all sentences. However,'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

531

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     15,     leave out from beginning to 'the' in line 16 and insert 'In determining what sentence to pass on an offender, the court must consider all of'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

640

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     15,     after 'offender', insert 'who is aged 18 or over'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

600

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     15,     after 'must', insert 'in particular'.

   

Graham Allen

61

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     18,     leave out from 'crime' to end of line 19.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

603

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     21,     after 'of', insert 'financial'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

601

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     21,     after 'to', insert 'the community and'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

532

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     21,     after 'persons', insert 'and communities'.

   

Graham Allen

62

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(e) the reform and rehabilitation of offenders'.

   

Graham Allen

63

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(f) in the case of an offender under 18 years of age, his welfare.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

602

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(e)    public confidence, and the prevalence of the offence in question in the locality'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

667

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(e) to assist with the treatment, reintegration and rehabilitation of offenders.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

641

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Any court or youth offender panel dealing with a child who is aged under 18 at the time of conviction in respect of an offence must, in addition to having regard to section 37 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, have regard to the welfare of the child as a primary consideration.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

704

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Any court dealing with an offender in respect of his offence must also have regard to the presumption that where there is a reasonable alternative, taking into account the factors outlined in subsection (1), a custodial sentence should only be imposed as a last resort.'.

   

Mr Graham Allen
Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

492

Clause     126,     page     73,     line     24,     leave out subsection (a).


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

594

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     37,     after 'offence', insert 'and all the surrounding circumstances'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

533

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     37,     leave out ', or risk of harm,'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

595

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     38,     at end insert 'and the effect on the victim'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

596

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     40,     after 'convictions', insert 'or cautions'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

597

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     40,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

644

Clause     127,     page     73,     line     40,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may, subject to subsection (2A),'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

534

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     1,     leave out 'each previous conviction' and insert 'evidence of previous convictions'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

598

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     1,     after 'conviction', insert 'except spent convictions'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

643

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     1,     after 'conviction', insert 'for an offence committed by the offender when over the age of 18'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

645

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In considering the effect of previous convictions on the seriousness of the offence the court must have regard to the principle that the severity of the sentence must be proportionate to the seriousness of the current offence.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

599

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     12,     leave out subsections (5) and (6).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

535

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     12,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

536

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     16,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Hilary Benn

689

Clause     127,     page     74,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(7)   Subsections (2) and (4) do not prevent the court from treating a previous conviction by a court outside the United Kingdom as an aggravating factor in any case where the court considers it appropriate to do so.'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

604

Clause     128,     page     74,     line     25,     after 'guilty', insert 'or made a full admission to the police'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

605

Clause     129,     page     74,     line     38,     leave out from first 'factor' to 'and' in line 39.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

606

Clause     131,     page     75,     line     24,     after first 'offence', insert 'and the circumstances of the offender'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

608

Clause     131,     page     75,     line     25,     at end     insert—

    '(c)    the court must explain to the offender in plain language that breach of the Order will result in an immediate custodial sentence'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

607

Clause     131,     page     75,     line     33,     after first 'offence', insert 'and the circumstances of the offender'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois
Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

672

Clause     132,     page     75,     line     38,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

609

Clause     133,     page     76,     line     4,     at end insert 'save for offences under the Road Traffic Act'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

610

Clause     134,     page     76,     line     15,     leave out 'three' and insert 'two'.

   

Hilary Benn

690

Clause     134,     page     76,     line     15,     leave out 'in Great Britain' and insert 'by a court in the United Kingdom'.

   

Hilary Benn

691

Clause     134,     page     76,     line     17,     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 18 and insert 'had passed on him a sentence consisting only of a fine'.

   

Hilary Benn

692

Clause     134,     page     76,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In subsection (1)(b), the reference to conviction by a court in the United Kingdom includes a reference to the finding of guilt in service disciplinary proceedings; and in relation to any such finding of guilt the reference to the sentence passed is a reference to the punishment awarded.

    (3B)   For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), a compensation order does not form part of an offender's sentence.'.

 
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