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

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Mr Secretary Blunkett

295

Page     287,     line     38     [Schedule     24],     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

296

Page     287,     line     39     [Schedule     24],     at end insert—

    '(iv) in sub-paragraph (5)(a), for the words from the beginning to "and" there is substituted "the power conferred on the court by each of paragraphs 4(2)(c) and", and'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

297

Page     288,     line     3     [Schedule     24],     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

298

Page     288,     line     4     [Schedule     24],     at end insert—

    '(iv) in sub-paragraph (5)(a), for the words from the beginning to "and" there is substituted "The power conferred on the court by each of paragraphs 4(2)(c) and", and'.


   

Mr Graham Allen

194

Page     144,     line     3     [Clause     259],     at end insert '"the appropriate committee of the House of Commons" means any select committee of the House of Commons which the House of Commons may from time to time designate by resolution to be the appropriate committee for the purposes of this Act;'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

431

Page     145,     line     48     [Clause     259],     at end insert—

      '( ) a sentence falls to be imposed under subsection (2) of section 51A of the Firearms Act 1968 (c.27) if it is required by that subsection and the court is not of the opinion there mentioned,'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 6

Mode of trial for certain firearms offences: transitory arrangements

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

NC41

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 is amended as follows.

    (2)   In section 24 (summary trial of information against child or young person for indictable offence)—

      (a) in subsection (1), for "homicide" there is substituted "one falling within subsection (1B) below",

      (b) in subsection (1A)(a), for "of homicide" there is substituted "falling within subsection (1B) below",

      (c) after subsection (1A), there is inserted—

          "(1B)   An offence falls within this subsection if—

          (a) it is an offence of homicide; or

          (b) each of the requirements of section 51A(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 would be satisfied with respect to—

          (i) the offence; and

          (ii) the person charged with it,

          if he were convicted of the offence."

    (3)   In section 25 (power to change from summary trial to committal proceedings and vice versa), in subsection (5), for "homicide" there is substituted "one falling within section 24(1B) above".'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

317

Page     165,     line     11     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'respectively);' to end of line 13.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

318

Page     165,     line     28     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'the prosecutor or the accused' and insert 'him or by the prosecutor'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

319

Page     165,     line     33     [Schedule     3],      after 'sum' insert ', or it appears to the court for any reason not clear whether the value involved does or does not exceed the relevant sum'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

320

Page     165,     line     36     [Schedule     3],     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 37 and insert 'a sentence in excess of the limits mentioned in section 33(1)(a) below;'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

321

Page     165,     line     38     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'section 3' and insert 'sections 3 and 4'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

322

Page     165,     [Schedule     3],     leave out lines 44 and 45.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

323

Page     166,     line     41     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'on the same occasion'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

324

Page     167,     line     1     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'that' to end of line 3 and insert 'the charges for the offences could be joined in the same indictment or that the offences arise out of the same or connected circumstances,'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

260

Page     167,     line     10     [Schedule     3],     leave out lines 10 to 22 and insert 'any reference to a previous conviction is a reference to—

      (a) a previous conviction by a court in the United Kingdom, or

      (b) a previous finding of guilt in—

      (i) any proceedings under the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 or the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (whether before a court-martial or any other court or person authorised under any of those Acts to award a punishment in respect of any offence), or

      (ii) any proceedings before a Standing Civilian Court.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

325

Page     170,     line     2     [Schedule     3],     after 'offence)' insert ', as amended by section (Mode of trial for certain firearms offences: transitory arrangements) of this Act,'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

326

Page     170,     line     9     [Schedule     3],     after '(1A)' insert ', (1B)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

327

Page     170,     line     15     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'homicide' and insert 'one falling within section 51A(11) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 ("the 1998 Act")'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

328

Page     170,     line     18     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'the' to 'to' in line 19 and insert '1998 Act'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

329

Page     171,     line     27     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'homicide' and insert 'one falling within section 51A(11) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

330

Page     172,     line     35     [Schedule     3],     after 'versa)' insert ', as amended by section (Mode of trial for certain firearms offences: transitory arrangements) of this Act,'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

331

Page     173,     line     20     [Schedule     3],     leave out '(change from committal proceedings to summary trial)'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

332

Page     173,     line     31     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

     '12A In section 33 (maximum penalties on summary conviction in pursuance of section 22), in subsection (1), paragraph (b) and the word "and" immediately preceding it are omitted.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

333

Page     173,     line     39     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

     '15A After section 50 there is inserted—

          "50AOrder of consideration for either-way offences    (1)   Where an adult appears or is brought before a magistrates' court charged with an either-way offence (the "relevant offence"), the court shall proceed in the manner described in this section.

          (2)   If notice is given in respect of the relevant offence under section 51B or 51C below, the court shall deal with the offence as provided in section 51 below.

          (3)   Otherwise—

          (a) if the adult (or another adult with whom the adult is charged jointly with the relevant offence) is or has been sent to the Crown Court for trial for an offence under section 51(2)(a) or 51(2)(c) below—

          (i) the court shall first consider the relevant offence under subsection (3), (4), (5) or, as the case may be, (6) of section 51 below and, where applicable, deal with it under that subsection;

          (ii) if the adult is not sent to the Crown Court for trial for the relevant offence by virtue of sub-paragraph (i) above, the court shall then proceed to deal with the relevant offence in accordance with sections 17A to 23 of the 1980 Act;

          (b) in all other cases—

          (i) the court shall first consider the relevant offence under sections 17A to 20 (excluding subsections (8) and (9) of section 20) of the 1980 Act;

          (ii) if, by virtue of sub-paragraph (i), the court would be required to proceed in relation to the offence as mentioned in section 17A(6), 17B(2)(c) or 20(7) of that Act (indication of guilty plea), it shall proceed as so required (and, accordingly, shall not consider the offence under section 51 or 51A below);

          (iii) if sub-paragraph (ii) does not apply—

                (a)   the court shall consider the relevant offence under sections 51 and 51A below and, where applicable, deal with it under the relevant section;

                (b)   if the adult is not sent to the Crown Court for trial for the relevant offence by virtue of paragraph (a) of this sub-paragraph, the court shall then proceed to deal with the relevant offence as contemplated by section 20(9) or, as the case may be, section 21 of the 1980 Act.

          (4)   Subsection (3) above is subject to any requirement to proceed as mentioned in subsections (2) or (6)(a) of section 22 of the 1980 Act (certain offences where value involved is small).

          (5)   Nothing in this section shall prevent the court from committing the adult to the Crown Court for sentence pursuant to any enactment, if he is convicted of the relevant offence.'.



 
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