Amendments proposed to the Crime (International Cooperation) Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

27

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     2,     leave out ', or intended to be carried on'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

28

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In this section "administrative proceedings" means proceedings that if carried on in the United Kingdom would be proceedings before a court.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

29

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(aa) that if the conduct constituting the offence were to occur in a part of the United Kingdom, it would constitute an offence in that part, and'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

30

Clause     14,     page     9,     line     13,     leave out 'is to regard as conclusive a' and insert 'may have regard to any'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

33

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     15,     after 'constable', insert 'or customs officer'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

34

Clause     16,     page     10,     line     16,     after first 'investigation', insert 'of which he has personal knowledge'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

87

Clause     18,     page     11,     line     20,     after 'constable', insert 'or customs officer'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

35

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     33,     at end insert 'within such time as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

36

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A constable who has seized evidence under or by virtue of sections 16, 17 or 18, shall make and retain a copy (or, where appropriate, a photograph or other representation) of that evidence in accordance with regulations which shall be made by the Secretary of State by order.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

37

Clause     21,     page     12,     line     41,     leave out 'a court' and insert 'the High Court'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

40

Clause     27,     page     15,     line     35,     leave out 'Treasury' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

41

Clause     27,     page     15,     line     43,     at end insert 'and guidance issued by the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

42

Clause     27,     page     16,     line     1,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

43

Clause     29,     page     17,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An order under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument and may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

86A

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     25,     leave out 'appears to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

44

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     25,     after 'State' insert 'knows'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

45

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A request under subsection (1) must—

      (a) specify the reason why it is not desirable or possible for the witness or expert to attend in person;

      (b) give the name of the judicial authority and the names of the persons who will be conducting the hearing; and

      (c) state that the witness is willing to give evidence by television link in the proceedings before that court.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

46

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     27,     leave out 'Unless he considers it inappropriate to do so'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

47

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The provisions of subsections (4) and (5) shall be drawn to the attentions of any person giving evidence by virtue of this section before he gives evidence.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

48

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     32,     at end insert '(unless the conduct in question would not constitute contempt of the court in the country outside the United Kingdom before which the proceedings in questions are being carried on)'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

49

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     20,     at end insert—

      '(d) confirm that the witness has received independent legal advice'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

50

Schedule     2,     page     64,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3)   The nominated court must be notified that the witness is willingly giving evidence by television link.'

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

51

Schedule     2,     page     65,     line     5,     leave out 'appears to him to' and insert 'he is satisfied will'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

52

Schedule     2,     page     65,     line     8,     at end insert 'including those competent in sign language'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

53

Schedule     2,     page     65,     line     12,     at end insert 'or compelled to give any evidence which he could not be compelled to give in criminal proceedings in the court of the country concerned.'

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

54

Schedule     2,     page     65,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(16A)   The nominated court shall intervene where it considers it necessary to do so in order to safeguard the rights of the witness.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

55

Schedule     2,     page     66,     line     2,     at end insert 'including those competent in sign language'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO CHAPTERS 1 TO 3 OF PART 1

Freezing orders

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—The Secretary of State shall appoint an independent person to make an annual report on the use of freezing orders and shall lay that report before Parliament when he receives it.'.


Application of sections 30 and 31

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   This section applies for the purposes of sections 30 and 31.

    (2)   Before a person gives evidence he shall be informed in ordinary language of—

      (a) whether or not he is compelled to give evidence (and if so in what circumstances), and

      (b) the uses to which his evidence (or the fact of his failure to give evidence) may be put by the court in a country outside the United Kingdom before which the proceedings are carried on.'.


Application of sections 30 and 31 (No. 2)

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   This section applies for the purposes of sections 30 and 31.

    (2)   For the avoidance of doubt, proceedings before a nominated court are not to be treated as proceedings before a court of any country other than the United Kingdom, and nothing in sections 30 and 31 confers any jurisdiction on a court of any country other than the United Kingdom in respect of anything done in the United Kingdom.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

56

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     14,     after 'or', insert 'to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

57

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     16,     after 'or', insert 'to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

87A

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '( )   No customer information order shall be issued unless—

      (a) the authority referred to in subsection (2) has included in its application a full explanation of its reasons behind the application, and

      (b) the Secretary of State is satisfied that those reasons are sufficient to justify the issuing of the customer information order.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

88A

Clause     32,     page     19,     line     33,     at end insert—.

    '(9)   A "participating country" for the purposes of this section shall be defined as a European Union member state which has incorporated similar provisions in domestic law.'.

 
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