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

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As Amendments to Mr Secretary Blunkett's proposed New Clause (NC52) (Absconding by persons released on bail):

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Mr Andrew Stunell

(a)

Line     7,     leave out from 'custody' to end of line 9.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke
Mr Andrew Stunell

(b)

Leave out lines 21 to 24.


Supplementary amendments to the Bail Act 1976

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

NC53

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act (supplementary provisions relating to bail of defendant accused or convicted of imprisonable offence) the existing text of paragraph 2 is to be sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph, and after that sub-paragraph (as so re-numbered) there is inserted—

"(2) Where the defendant falls within one or more of paragraphs 2A, 6 and 6B of this Part of this Schedule, this paragraph shall not apply unless—

(a)   where the defendant falls within paragraph 2A, the court is satisfied as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph;

(b)   where the defendant falls within paragraph 6, the court is satisfied as mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of that paragraph;

(c)   where the defendant falls within paragraph 6B, the court is satisfied as mentioned in paragraph 6A of this Part of this Schedule."

    (2)   In paragraph 9 of that Part (matters to be taken into account in making decisions under paragraph 2 or 2A of that Part) for "2 or 2A" there is substituted "2(1), or in deciding whether it is satisfied as mentioned in paragraph 2A(1), 6(1) or 6A,".'


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

443

Page     8,     line     11     [Clause     11],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

444

Page     8,     line     19     [Clause     11],     leave out '2' and insert '2(1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

445

Page     8,     line     36     [Clause     12],     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   For paragraph 2A of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the 1976 Act (defendant need not be granted bail where he was on bail at date of offence) there is substituted—

    "2A (1)   If the defendant falls within this paragraph he may not be granted bail unless the court is satisfied that there is no significant risk of his committing an offence while on bail (whether subject to conditions or not); but this does not require the court, if so satisfied, to grant bail (disregarding other considerations).

(2) The defendant falls within this paragraph if—

(a)   he is aged 18 or over, and

(b)   it appears to the court that he was on bail in criminal proceedings on the date of the offence."'

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

446

Page     8,     line     41     [Clause     12],     after 'defendant' insert—

'(a)   is under the age of 18, and

(b)   it appears to the court that he'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

447

Page     8,     line     43     [Clause     12],     leave out '2' and insert '2(1)'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

448

Page     11,     line     22     [Clause     16],     at end insert 'Part 1 of'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

232

Page     11,     line     41     [Clause     16],     after 'treatment' insert '(or both)'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

449

Page     12,     line     10     [Clause     16],     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

171

Page     12,     line     20     [Clause     16],     leave out 'not' and insert 'only'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr David Heath
Annette Brooke

172

Page     12,     line     20     [Clause     16],     leave out 'unless' and insert 'if'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

450

Page     12,     line     22     [Clause     16],     after 'bail' insert '(whether subject to conditions or not)'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

451

Page     13     [Clause     16],     leave out lines 25 to 27.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

72

Page     18,     line     26     [Clause     28],     after 'evidence', insert 'or an abuse of process'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

73

Page     19     [Clause     28],     leave out lines 1 to 3.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

74

Page     19,     line     9     [Clause     28],     after 'prosecutor', insert 'either—

 (a)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

75

Page     19,     line     10     [Clause     28],     at end insert ', or

(b) a statement of the kind mentioned in subsection (3A)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

76

Page     19,     line     14     [Clause     28],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Instead of an updated defence statement, the accused may give a written statement stating that he has no changes to make to the defence statement which was given under section 5 or 6.'

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

77

Page     19,     line     16     [Clause     28],     after 'give', insert 'either'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

78

Page     19,     line     16     [Clause     28],     after 'statement', insert 'or a statement of the kind mentioned in subsection (3A)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

79

Page     19,     line     26     [Clause     29],     leave out 'give or call any evidence at' and insert 'call any persons (other than himself) as witnesses at his'.

   

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

60

Page     19,     line     26     [Clause     29],     leave out 'give or'.

   

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

28

Page     19,     line     26,     [Clause     29],     leave out from 'and' to end of line 35 and insert—

    '(2A)   Names and addresses of defence witnesses may only be disclosed under section (1) with the express and prior consent of the witness concerned.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

80

Page     19,     line     28     [Clause     29],     after 'each', insert 'such'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

81

Page     19,     line     29     [Clause     29],     leave out '(other than the accused himself)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

82

Page     19,     line     32     [Clause     29],     at end insert 'such'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

83

Page     19,     line     41     [Clause     29],     after 'person', insert '(other than himself)'.

   

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

27

Page     19,     line     21,     leave out Clause 29.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois
Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

53

Page     20,     line     6,     leave out Clause 30.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

84

Page     20,     line     23     [Clause     31],     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   Where an accused's solicitor purports to give on behalf of the accused—

(a) a defence statement under section 5, 6 or 6B, or

(b) a statement of the kind mentioned in section 6B(3A),

that statement shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be given with the authority of the accused.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

85

Page     21,     line     7     [Clause     31],     at end insert—

'(c) where he has given both an initial defence statement and a statement of the kind mentioned in section 6B(3A), to the initial defence statement.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

86

Page     22,     line     30     [Clause     34],     after 'give', insert 'either'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

87

Page     22,     line     30     [Clause     34],     at end insert 'or a statement of the kind mentioned in subsection (3A) of that section'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

88

Page     22,     line     32     [Clause     34],     after 'statement', insert 'or a statement of the kind mentioned in section 6B(3A)'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

89

Page     23,     line     3     [Clause     34],     leave out 'giving'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

90

Page     23,     line     15     [Clause     34],     after 'witness', insert '(other than himself)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

91

Page     23,     line     21     [Clause     34],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Where—

(a) this section applies by virtue of subsection (2)(f)(ii) (including that provision as it applies by virtue of subsection (3)(b)), and

(b) the matter which was not mentioned is a point of law (including any point as to the admissibility of evidence or an abuse of process) or an authority,

comment by another party under subsection (5)(a) may be made only with the leave of the court.'.

 
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