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Mr Chris Mullin
NC21To move the following Clause:
'After section 9 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, there is inserted
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(1) Notwithstanding sections 8 and 9 of this Act, the Lord Chancellor may after consulting with the Lord Chief Justice and such other persons as he thinks fit
(2) Where any person is authorised by licence of the Lord Chancellor issued under subsection (1) of this section and for the time being in force, any actions taken in accordance with the conditions of the licence shall not, by virtue of section 8(1) or 9(1), be a contempt of court.".'.
Anonymity for defendants
Mr Chris Mullin
NC22To move the following Clause:
'(1) The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 is amended as set out in subsections (2) to (7).
(2) After subsection 1(2) there is inserted
(3) In subsection 1(3)(b), after "subsection (2)" there is inserted "or (2A)".
(4) In subsection 1(3A), for "subsection (1) or (2)" there is substituted "subsection (1), (2) or (2A)".
(5) After subsection 3(1), there is inserted
(6) In subsection 5(2), for "the person against whom the offence mentioned in section 1 is alleged to have been committed" there is substituted "the relevant person mentioned in section 1 to whom the published matter related".
(7) In subsection 6(3), before subparagraph (a), there is inserted
Complex historical abuse cases
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas
NC24To move the following Clause:
'(1) For the purposes of this Act a complex historical abuse case is a case in which it is alleged that a person has committed a series of sexual offences:
(2) The Secretary of State shall issue and from time to time revise a code of practice for the investigation of complex historical abuse cases.
(3) Any code of practice issued under subsection (2) shall, in particular, provide for
(4) If in any proceedings
then the court shall impose the same reporting restrictions on the identity of the defendant.'.
Joint liability for harming children
Dr Desmond Turner
NC25To move the following Clause:
'(1) When a child aged under sixteen is killed, suffers serious injury or suffers injury from which it later dies, whilst it is with two or more people, at least one of whom has responsibility for it, and the death or injury must have been caused by one or more than one of those people, all of those people shall be guilty of an offence of failing to protect the child and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.
(2) It is a defence to such a charge if a defendant shows that he did all that it was reasonably practical to do, in the circumstances, at the time of the death or injury, to prevent the death or serious injury.
(3) In a trial for such an offence, any decision whether or not there is a case for any defendant to answer shall not be taken by the judge before the end of the defence case.'.
RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE [1ST APRIL 2003]That, pursuant to the Programme Order of 4th December relating to the Criminal Justice Bill (as amended by the Orders of 4th February and 5th March):
(1) Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of the three days allowed by the Order as shown in the second column of the following Table, and shall be taken in the order so shown.
(2) Proceedings on the first day shall be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on that day or at the conclusion of the proceedings set down for that day, whichever is the earlier.
(3) The proceedings shown in the second column of the Table shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column.
(4) Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion six and a half hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Bill on the third day.
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