Amendments proposed to the Criminal Justice Bill - continued House of Commons

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Hilary Benn

693

Clause     134,     page     76,     line     33,     leave out from 'has' to end of line 34 and insert 'passed on the offender a sentence not consisting only of a fine'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

611

Clause     135,     page     77,     line     3,     leave out from 'that' to end of line 4 and insert 'only a custodial sentence can be justified'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

706

Clause     135,     page     77,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In considering the appropriate sentence under subsection (2) above, the court should start with the presumption that the sentence will be a custodial sentence when the offence has been one of violence against the person, interfering with the course of justice, causing death or injury by dangerous driving, or the commission of a sexual offence against or in connection with a minor.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

646

Clause     136,     page     77,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(3)   For the purpose of this section, in assessing the seriousness of the offence a court shall not take into account general or specific deterrence, or the need to punish the offender for the offence.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

647

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     23,     leave out '12 months' and insert '51 weeks'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

612

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     23,     at end add 'but may pass consecutive sentences in relation to two either way offences each of up 12 months.'.

   

Mr Graham Allen

502

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     38,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Mr Graham Allen

501

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(8)   This section shall not come into force unless the court has been notified by the Secretary of State that section 163 of this Act (prison sentences of less than 12 months) has been implemented for any offenders which it proposes to sentence to custody.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

613

Clause 137,     page     77,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(8)    A district judge does not have power to impose imprisonment for more than 2 years in respect of any one offence but may pass consecutive sentences in relation to two or more either way offences each of up to two years.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

614

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(9)   A magistrates' court, if satisfied that failure to pay a fine or part thereof is due to wilful refusal or culpable neglect, may pass a custodial sentence of up to 12 months on a fine defaulted.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

648

Clause     137,     page     77,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(8)   This section shall not come into force until the provisions in Chapter 3 of Part 12 of this Act relating to prison sentences of less than 12 months have come into effect.'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

615

Clause     138,     page     78,     line     4,     leave out '65 weeks' and insert '2 years'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

669

Clause     139,     page     78,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '( )   An order under this section may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   

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

649

Page     78,     line     8,     leave out Clause 139.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

616

Clause     140,     page     78,     line     20,     after 'offence', insert 'and the offender'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

617

Clause     141,     page     79,     line     28,     leave out subsection 2.


   

Hilary Benn

543

Clause     142,     page     80,     line     8,     leave out 'in writing'.

   

Mr Graham Allen
Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

494

Clause     142,     page     80,     line     15,     leave out 'an officer' and insert 'a Probation Officer'.

   

Mr Graham Allen
Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

495

Clause     142,     page     80,     line     17,     leave out 'an officer' and insert 'a Probation Officer'.


   

Hilary Benn

544

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     22,     at end insert 'other than a report given orally in open court'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

618

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

650

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     27,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Hilary Benn

545

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     27,     leave out '17' and insert '14'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

619

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     27,     leave out '17' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

620

Clause     143,     page     80,     line     28,     leave out from 'need' to end of line 29 and insert 'must be given to him and his parent or guardian or supporting relative if present in court.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

651

Clause     144,     page     81,     line     6,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Hilary Benn

546

Clause     144,     page     81,     line     6,     leave out '17' and insert '14'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

621

Clause     144,     page     81,     line     6,     leave out '17' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

622

Clause     144,     page     81,     line     7,     leave out from 'need' to end of line 8 and insert 'must be given to him and his parent or guardian or supporting relative if present in court.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

652

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     11,     leave out '14' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

624

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     14,     leave out 'specified Class A'.

   

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

677

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     14,     leave out 'Class A'.

   

Hilary Benn

547

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     17,     leave out '16' and insert '17'.

   

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

625

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     17,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Hilary Benn

548

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     30,     leave out '16' and insert '17'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

654

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     30,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

626

Clause     145,     page     81,     line     31,     after 'guardian', insert 'or close adult relation'.

   

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

678

Clause     145,     page     81,     leave out lines 39 and 40 and insert '"specified drug" means a drug which is a specified class A drug for the purposes of Part 3 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43) or which is specified by an order made by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

655

Page     81,     line     10,     leave out Clause 145.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Mark Francois

627

Clause     148,     page     82,     line     42,     at end insert 'and the circumstances of the offender'.

   

Mr Graham Allen

496

Clause     148,     page     83,     line     3,     leave out 'the financial circumstances of the offender' and insert 'the offender's weekly disposable income and his readily available capital'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath

670

Clause     148,     page     83,     line     3,     leave out 'the financial circumstances of the offender' and insert 'the offender's disposable weekly income'.

 
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