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

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Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     18     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

'paragraph 11(3) of Schedule 10 (and section 176 so far as relating to that provision)'.   

Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     19     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

'section (Limit on period of detention without charge of suspected terrorists)'.   

Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     20     [Clause     279],     leave out 'and 274' and insert ', 274 and 276(3A)'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     20     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

 'paragraph 16A of Schedule 3;'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     21     [Clause     279],     after "6" insert ", 6A".'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     22     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

 'section 43(11);'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     22     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

'sections (Minimum sentence for certain firearms offences), (Certain firearms offences to be triable only on indictment), (Power by order to exclude application of minimum sentence to those under 18) and (Increase in penalty for offences relating to importation or exportation of certain firearms)'.   

Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156     [Clause     279],     leave out lines 24 and 25.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     28     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Section (Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms offences: Scotland) extends to Scotland only.'


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     31     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

    '( )   Section (Armed forces: Part 10) has the same extent as section 31 of the Armed Forces Act 2001 (c.19).'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     31     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

'sections 63 to 69;sections 72 to 81 and (Application of Part 10 to Northern Ireland);Schedule 4.'.   

Mr Secretary Blunkett


*Page     156,     line     31     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Section 276(3A) extends to Northern Ireland only.'


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     37     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Nothing in subsection (1) affects the extent of the provisions mentioned in subsection (6B) so far as relating to sentences passed by a court-martial.

    (6B)   Those provisions are—

(a) sections (Determination of minimum term in relation to mandatory life sentence) and (Duty to give reasons),

(b) section (Duty to release certain life prisoners),

(c) section (Mandatory life sentences: transitional cases) and Schedule (Mandatory life sentences: transitional cases), and

(d) Part 6A of Schedule 28.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     156,     line     40     [Clause     279],     at end insert—

'(bb) section (Increase in penalties for certain driving-related offences causing death).'.


Criminal record certificates: amendments of Part 5 of Police Act 1997


Mr Secretary Blunkett


To move the following Clause:—

       'Schedule (Criminal record certificates: amendments of Part 5 of Police Act 1997) (which contains amendments of Part 5 of the Police Act 1997) shall have effect.'.

Offence of outraging public decency triable either way


Mr Secretary Blunkett


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   After paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c.43) (offences triable either way by virtue of section 17) there is inserted—

 "1A An offence at common law of outraging public decency.".

    (2)   This section does not apply in relation to any offence committed before the commencement of this section.'.

Limit on period of detention without charge of suspected terrorists


Mr Secretary Blunkett


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (c.11) (detention) is amended as follows.

    (2)   At the beginning of paragraph 29(3) (duration of warrants of further detention) there is inserted "Subject to paragraph 36(3A),".

    (3)   In sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 36 (extension of warrants)—

(a) at the beginning there is inserted "Subject to sub-paragraph (3A),", and

(b) for the words from "beginning" onwards there is substituted "beginning with the relevant time".

    (4)   After that sub-paragraph there is inserted—

 "(3A) Where the period specified in a warrant of further detention—

(a)   ends at the end of the period of seven days beginning with the relevant time, or

(b)   by virtue of a previous extension (or further extension) under this sub-paragraph, ends after the end of that period,

the specified period may, on an application under this paragraph, be extended or further extended to a period ending not later than the end of the period of fourteeen days beginning with the relevant time.

(3B) In this paragraph "the relevant time", in relation to a person, means—

(a)   the time of his arrest under section 41, or

(b)   if he was being detained under Schedule 7 when he was arrested under section 41, the time when his examination under that Schedule began.".'

Public understanding of the Criminal Justice System


Mr Graham Allen


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State may by order require police forces, the prison service, the probation service, judges and lay justices to make joint arrangements to issue to each household in their jurisdiction or local area an explanation, in ordinary language, of their functions.'.

Duty of prison to rehabilitate and prepare personal plans for offenders


Mr Graham Allen


To move the following Clause:—

       'It shall be the duty of the prison service—

(a) to encourage the reform and rehabilitation of offenders, in particular through education and the development of social, emotional and behavioural skills, and to identify and account for the resources it specifically provides for this purpose, and

(b) to prepare a personal plan for each offender serving a sentence of over 12 months setting objectives for his rehabilitation and reform, and

(c) when making or considering recommendations for the early release of any prisoner, to take into account his achievement of the personal plan in pursuance of this section.'.

Complaints about criminal justice


Mr Graham Allen


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State may by order require the probation service, judges and lay justices to make joint arrangements for the consideration of complaints about the operation of the criminal justice system in any local area.'.

Limit on length of service for magistrates


Mr Charles Kennedy
Mr Menzies Campbell
Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke
Mr Andrew Stunell


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Lay magistrates shall be appointed for a term of 5 years, and may re-apply thereafter.

    (2)   No magistrate shall continue to serve beyond the age of 70.'.

Corporate killing


Mr Andrew Dismore
Tony Lloyd
Gordon Prentice
Rob Marris
Dr Vincent Cable
David Winnick

Mr Dai HavardAndrew MackinlayJon Cruddas
Dr Vincent CableMr David KidneyMr Tony Lloyd
Mr Gordon PrenticeMr Michael ClaphamMr David Drew
Dr Rudi VizMr Kelvin HopkinsMr Doug Henderson
Mr Brian JenkinsJim DobbinPaul Flynn
Mr Bill OlnerMr Ian DavidsonMr Graham Allen
Mr Stephen HepburnMr Keith VazMr Anthony Wright
Jean CorstonMr Kevin McNamaraMr David Crausby
John AustinAnn ClwydGlenda Jackson
John McDonnellMike GapesMs Diane Abbott
Andy KingJohn CryerJeremy Corbyn
Mr Frank DoranMs Karen BuckDr Alan Whitehead
Derek WyattRoss CranstonLinda Perham
Mrs Jackie LawrenceDiana OrganMs Debra Shipley
Dr Desmond TurnerJim DowdBridget Prentice
Mr Gwyn ProsserMr Stephen PoundMr Roger Berry
Mrs Anne CampbellAlan SimpsonTom Cox
Brian WhiteMr Harry BarnesPhil Sawford
Dr Doug NaysmithRichard BurdenJudy Mallaber
Mr Ian ColmanMr Michael ConnartyMrs Ann Cryer
Mr Stephen McCabeVera BairdMr Frank Dobson
Clive EffordIan LucasMr Michael Jabez Foster
Mr Martin SalterJames PurnellMr Austin Mitchell
Mr Mark LazarowiczBob RussellMr Brian H. Donohoe
Joan Walley


To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   A corporation is guilty of corporate killing if—

(a) a management failure by the corporation is the cause or one of the causes of a person's death; and

(b) that failure constitutes conduct falling far below what can reasonably be expected of the corporation in the circumstances.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1) above—

(a) there is a management failure by a corporation if the way in which its activities are managed or organised fails to ensure the health and safety of persons employed in or affected by those activities; and

(b) such a failure may be regarded as a cause of a person's death notwithstanding that the immediate cause is the act or omission of an individual.

    (3)   A corporation guilty of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine.

    (4)   No individual shall be convicted of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring an offence under this section but without prejudice to an individual being guilty of any other offence in respect of the death in question.'.

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