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

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Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     17     [Clause     76],     leave out from beginning to 'must' and insert—

    '(1)   In relation to a person charged in accordance with section 75(3)—

(a) section 38 of the 1984 Act (including any provision of that section as applied by section 40(10) of that Act) has effect as if, in subsection (1), for "either on bail or without bail" there were substituted "on bail",

(b) section 47(3) of that Act does not apply and references in section 38 of that Act to bail are references to bail subject to a duty to appear before the Crown Court at such place as the custody officer may appoint and at such time, not later than 24 hours after the person is released, as that officer may appoint, and

(c) section 43B of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c.43) does not apply.

    (1A)   Where such a person is, after being charged—

(a) kept in police detention, or

(b) detained by a local authority in pursuance of arrangements made under section 38(6) of the 1984 Act,



Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     19     [Clause     76],     leave out from first 'and' to 'not' in line 20 and insert 'section 46 of the 1984 Act does'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     21     [Clause     76],     after '(1)' insert 'or (1A)'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     28     [Clause     76],     after 'is' insert 'to appear before the Crown Court as mentioned in subsection (1) or, where subsection (1A) applies, is'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     29     [Clause     76],     at beginning insert 'Where a person appears or is brought before the Crown Court in accordance with subsection (1) or (1A),'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     30     [Clause     76],     leave out ', with such conditions as it sees fit,'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     31     [Clause     76],     leave out 'before the Crown Court'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     32     [Clause     76],     after '68(2)' insert 'before the Court of Appeal at the hearing of that application'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     35     [Clause     76],     leave out subsection (4).


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     37     [Clause     76],     leave out from 'may' to 'revoke' in line 39.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     49,     line     41     [Clause     76],     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6A)   In subsection (6B) the "relevant period", in relation to a person granted bail or remanded in custody under subsection (3), means—

(a) the period of 42 days beginning with the day on which he is granted bail or remanded in custody under that subsection, or

(b) that period as extended or further extended under subsection (7).

    (6B)   If at the end of the relevant period no notice of an application under section 64(1) or (2) in relation to the person has been given under section 68(1), the person—

(a) if on bail subject to a duty to appear as mentioned in subsection (3)(a), ceases to be subject to that duty and to any conditions of that bail, and

(b) if in custody on remand under subsection (3)(b) or (5), must be released immediately without bail.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     5     [Clause     76],     leave out '(6)(b)' and insert '(6A)(a)'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     5     [Clause     76],     after '(6)(b)' insert 'until a specified date'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     8     [Clause     76],     leave out subsection (8).


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     13     [Clause     77],     leave out '(5)(b)' and insert '(5)'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     15     [Clause     77],     leave out '(5)(b)' and insert '(5)'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     19     [Clause     77],     at end insert—

    'and a warrant under paragraph (b) may be issued at any time even though a summons has previously been issued.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     28     [Clause     77],     at end insert ', and section 81(5) of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c.54) does not apply.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     29     [Clause     77],     leave out from '(6)' to 'the' in line 30.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     34     [Clause     77],     leave out ', with such conditions as it sees fit,'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     36     [Clause     77],     leave out subsection (8).


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     38     [Clause     77],     leave out 'from time to time'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     50,     line     41     [Clause     77],     leave out from '(7)(a)' to end of line 42.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     51,     line     10     [Clause     78],     leave out 'with such conditions as it sees fit,'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     51,     line     26     [Clause     78],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Section 4 of the Bail Act 1976 (c.63) applies in relation to the grant of bail under this section as if in subsection (2) the reference to the Crown Court included a reference to the Court of Appeal.'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     51,     line     30     [Clause     78],     leave out from beginning to 'or'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     51,     line     32     [Clause     78],     leave out subsection (5).


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52,     line     12     [Clause     81],     at end insert—

'"the 1979 Act" means the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 (c.2),"the 1984 Act" means the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c.60),'.   

Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52,     line     14     [Clause     81],     at end insert—

 '"customs and excise officer" means an officer as defined by section 1(1) of the 1979 Act, or a person to whom section 8(2) of that Act applies,'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52,     line     16     [Clause     81],     leave out ', subject to section 71(6),'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52,     line     16     [Clause     81],     after 'force' insert 'or a customs and excise officer'.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52     [Clause     81],     leave out line 19.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52     [Clause     81],     leave out line 22.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52     [Clause     81],     leave out line 24.


Mr Secretary Blunkett


Page     52,     line     31     [Clause     81],     at end insert—

    '(3)   References in this Part to an officer of a specified rank or above are, in the case of a customs and excise officer, references to an officer of such description as—

(a) appears to the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to comprise officers of equivalent rank or above, and

(b) is specified by the Commissioners for the purposes of the provision concerned.'.


Restrictions on publication in the interests of justice


Mr Secretary Blunkett


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where it appears to the Court of Appeal that the inclusion of any matter in a publication would give rise to a substantial risk of prejudice to the administration of justice in a retrial, the court may order that the matter is not to be included in any publication while the order has effect.

    (2)   In subsection (1) "retrial" means the trial of an acquitted person for a qualifying offence pursuant to any order made or that may be made under section 65.

    (3)   The court may make an order under this section only if it appears to it necessary in the interests of justice to do so.

    (4)   An order under this section may apply to a matter which has been included in a publication published before the order takes effect, but such an order—

(a) applies only to the later inclusion of the matter in a publication (whether directly or by inclusion of the earlier publication), and

(b) does not otherwise affect the earlier publication.

    (5)   After notice of an application has been given under section 68(1) relating to the acquitted person and the qualifying offence, the court may make an order under this section only—

(a) of its own motion, or

(b) on the application of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    (6)   Before such notice has been given, an order under this section—

(a) may be made only on the application of the Director of Public Prosecutions, and

(b) may not be made unless, since the acquittal concerned, an investigation of the commission by the acquitted person of the qualifying offence has been commenced by officers.

    (7)   The court may at any time, of its own motion or on an application made by the Director of Public Prosecutions or the acquitted person, vary or revoke an order under this section.

    (8)   Any order made under this section before notice of an application has been given under section 68(1) relating to the acquitted person and the qualifying offence must specify the time when it ceases to have effect.

    (9)   An order under this section which is made or has effect after such notice has been given ceases to have effect, unless it specifies an earlier time—

(a) when there is no longer any step that could be taken which would lead to the acquitted person being tried pursuant to an order made on the application, or

(b) if he is tried pursuant to such an order, at the conclusion of the trial.

    (10)   Nothing in this section affects any prohibition or restriction by virtue of any other enactment on the inclusion of any matter in a publication or any power, under an enactment or otherwise, to impose such a prohibition or restriction.

    (11)   In this section—

"programme service" has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Act 1990 (c.42),"publication" includes any speech, writing, relevant programme or other communication in whatever form, which is addressed to the public at large or any section of the public (and for this purpose every relevant programme is to be taken to be so addressed), but does not include an indictment or other document prepared for use in particular legal proceedings,"relevant programme" means a programme included in a programme service.'.

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