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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 12th June 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE A


CRIME (INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION) BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [10th June 2003].

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Syms

131

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     17,     leave out 'the territorial authority' and insert 'the UK Government'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Syms

132

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     17,     leave out second 'authority' and insert 'the Government'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

126

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     25,     leave out 'country outside the United Kingdom' and insert 'reciprocating country'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Robert Syms

130

Clause     13,     page     8,     line     33,     at end insert 'subject to the requirement that any modification to any such provisions or to the Treaty must be approved by both Houses of Parliament'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

25

Clause     14,     page     8,     line     40,     leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 9.

   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

133

Clause     19,     page     11,     line     32,     after 'sent', insert 'after a period of seven days'.

   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

134

Clause     20,     page     12,     line     16,     after 'other', insert 'judicial'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

135

Clause     20,     page     12,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '( ) manifestly correspond with the freezing 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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

136

Clause     25,     page     14,     line     27,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

137

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     28,     after 'court', insert 'or other place'.

   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

138

Clause     30,     page     18,     line     3,     at end insert 'but may subsequently be used as evidence, if admissible, in proceedings in the United Kingdom.'.


   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

139

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     22,     after 'court', insert 'or other place'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

140

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     39,     at end insert 'but may subsequently be used as evidence, if admissible, in proceedings in the United Kingdom.'.


   

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 David Heath
Mr Alistair Carmichael

141

Schedule     2,     page     65,     line     8,     at end insert 'to ensure that proceedings are understood by

      (a) the witness or witnesses; and

      (b) the nominated court.'.

   

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.'.

 
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