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

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Mr Secretary Blunkett

136

*Page     59,     line     29     [Clause     97],     at end insert—

'"offence" includes a service offence;'.    

Mr Secretary Blunkett

96

Page     59,     line     34     [Clause     97],     at end insert—

'"written charge" has the same meaning as in section 24 and also includes an information.'.    

Mr Secretary Blunkett

137

*Page     59,     line     34     [Clause     97],     at end insert—

'"service offence" means an offence under the Army Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.18), the Air Force Act 1955 (3&4Eliz.2 c.19) or the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53);'.    

Mr Secretary Blunkett

138

*Page     59,     line     38     [Clause     97],     at end insert—

    '(3)   Nothing in this Chapter affects the exclusion of evidence—

      (a) under section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c.23), or

      (b) on grounds other than the fact that it is evidence of a person's bad character.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

101

Page     191,     line     17     [Schedule     5],     at end insert—

     '1A Section 87, as it applies in relation to proceedings before service courts, has effect with the substitution in subsection (1)(a) of "charge sheet" for "written charge or indictment".'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

102

Page     192,     line     9     [Schedule     5],     after 'advocate', insert 'in proceedings before a court-martial'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

146

*Page     60,     line     6     [Clause     99],     leave out 'admissible' and insert 'not to be admitted'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

147

*Page     60,     line     6     [Clause     99],     leave out 'if, but only if' and insert 'unless'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

148

*Page     60,     line     9     [Clause     99],     at end insert 'or'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

149

*Page     60,     line     10     [Clause     99],     leave out from 'admissible' to end of line 13 and insert ', and the court is satisfied that, despite the difficulties there may be in challenging the statement, it would not be contrary to the interests of justice for it to be admitted.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

150

*Page     60,     line     15     [Clause     99],     leave out '(d)' and insert '(a) or (b)'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

151

*Page     60,     line     31     [Clause     99],     at end insert 'and the court shall in no event admit such a statement if it is of the opinion that, if the statement were admitted, any conviction of the defendant would as a result be based wholly or substantially on statements not made in oral evidence in the proceedings'.

   

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

117

Page     60,     line     31     [Clause     99],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A statement not made in oral evidence shall not be admissible in a case of serious historical complex abuse if such statements comprise all of the evidence presented in court to substantiate the charge.'.

   

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

144

*Page     60,     line     31     [Clause     99],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Statements not made in oral evidence shall not be admissible where a defendant is charged with a sexual offence which was investigated as part of a complex historical abuse case if such statements are the only evidence presented to substantiate that charge.'.


   

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

145

*Page     61,     line     11     [Clause     101],     after 'satisfaction), insert 'and, in the case of proceedings for a sexual offence which was investigated as part of a complex historical abuse case, a video recording of the statement being made has been provided in accordance with any code of practice for the investigation of such cases.'.

   

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

118

Page     61,     line     11     [Clause     101],     after 'satisfaction', insert—

      '(ba) the court is supplied with a video recording of the statement being made to the police in accordance with a code of practice under section (serious historical complex abuse cases)'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

152

*Page     61,     line     26     [Clause     101],     leave out 'or of financial loss'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

153

*Page     64,     line     25     [Clause     103],     at end insert—

'Recent complaint

    9   Any rule of law under which in criminal proceedings for an offence of a sexual nature, evidence of a recent complaint is admissible as evidence of the facts complained of.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

154

*Page     64,     line     29,     leave out Clause 104.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

155

*Page     65,     line     14     [Clause     105],     leave out subsections (4) to (8).

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Mark Francois

121

Page     65,     line     42,     leave out Clause 106.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

156

*Page     65,     line     44     [Clause     106],     leave out from 'deceased)"' to end and insert 'only a statement by a person to whom the original statement was made is capable of admission in criminal proceedings as evidence of a matter stated in the original statement (so that a statement by B, but not A, may be admitted as evidence of the fact that C shot the deceased).'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

157

*Page     66,     line     1     [Clause     106],     after 'statement', insert 'not made in oral evidence in the proceedings'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

158

*Page     66,     line     7     [Clause     106],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

159

*Page     66,     line     15     [Clause     107],     leave out '104 or'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

160

*Page     66,     line     23     [Clause     108],     leave out ', 104'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

63

Page     67,     line     29     [Clause     110],     leave out from 'time' to 'that'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

64

Page     67,     line     36     [Clause     110],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No direction by the court to a jury to acquit a defendant should be made unless the prosecution case has been closed or the case against the defendant is based wholly on a statement not made in oral evidence in the proceedings.'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

65

Page     68,     line     4     [Clause     110],     leave out from beginning to 'that'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

66

Page     68,     line     12     [Clause     110],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   No direction by the court to a jury to acquit a defendant should be made unless the prosecution case has been closed or the case against the defendant is based wholly on a statement not made in oral evidence in the proceedings.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

161

*Page     68,     line     23     [Clause     111],     at end insert '(and, where the statement is tendered by the defence, of the impact of its exclusion on the fairness of the trial)'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

162

*Page     71,     line     6     [Clause     116],     leave out from 'unavailable)' to end of line 10.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

97

Page     72,     line     33     [Clause     119],     leave out 'a defect of speech or hearing' and insert 'any disability, disorder or other impairment'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

98

Page     72,     line     34     [Clause     119],     after 'signs', insert 'or by way of any device'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

139

*Page     193,     line     2     [Schedule     6],     at end insert—

    '(3A) In section 108(4) for paragraph (a) substitute—

          "(a) in the case of proceedings before a court-martial, proceedings held for the determination of the issue must take place before the judge advocate in the absence of the other members of the court;".'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

163

*Page     194,     line     17     [Schedule     6],     leave out from 'unavailable)' to end of line 21.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

164

*Page     194,     line     29     [Schedule     6],     leave out from 'unavailable)' to end of line 33.

 
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