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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 19th 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 James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

154

Clause     81,     page     54,     line     23,     after 'inspect', insert '(but only in person)'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

155

Clause     81,     page     54,     line     41,     at end insert 'and is liable on a summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

71

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In subsection (1)(c) it is not reasonably practicable to make such request as is mentioned therein only if the duration of the foreign police or customs officer's travel to the United Kingdom is shorter than could reasonably allow for prior authorisation to be sought.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

72

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     38,     after 'party', insert 'and which is an offence under the law of any part of the United Kingdom,'.

   

Caroline Flint

156

Clause     82,     page     55,     leave out lines 41 to 43.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

73

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     44,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (5A),'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

74

Clause     82,     page     55,     line     46,     leave out 'for all purposes'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

75

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Relevant surveillance carried out by a foreign police or customs officer in the United Kingdom during the permitted period is to be lawful for all purposes only if the surveillance would otherwise be lawful under the law of that part of the United Kingdom in which it takes place notwithstanding its compliance with any conditions specified in an order made under subsection (4).'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

76

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Nothing in this section shall render lawful the carrying of a firearm within the United Kingdom by a foreign police or customs officer.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

77

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Nothing in this section shall render lawful the carrying of a firearm within the United Kingdom by a foreign police or customs officer except with the permission of either—

      (a) the Secretary of State acting personally, or

      (b) a chief officer of police acting personally.

    (5B)   the permission to carry a firearm referred to in subsection (5A) may only be given in circumstances in which it would be given to a constable acting under the law of the United Kingdom.

    (5C)   Where the permission to carry a firearm is given to a foreign police or customs officer under this section, then that firearm may only be used reasonably and in self-defence.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

78

Clause     82,     page     56,     leave out lines 8 to 10.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

79

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     9,     leave out 'incidental to' and insert 'a necessary element of'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

80

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   A foreign police or customs officer carrying out relevant surveillance under this section is a "public authority" for the purposes of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42) (public authorities).

    (6B)   Nothing in this section shall have the effect of disapplying, or removing any civil liability under, any provision of the Human Rights Act 1998 in relation to a foreign police or customs officer.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

81

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     19,     leave out 'five hours' and insert 'one hour'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

82

Clause     82,     page     56,     line     20,     after 'enters', insert 'the airspace, territorial waters or, in the case of land entry, the customs area of'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

114

Clause     92,     page     61,     line     23,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

84

Clause     92,     page     61,     line     28,     leave out from 'section' to 'House' in line 29 and insert 'proposed to be made by the Secretary of State is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument containing the order has been laid before and approved by resolution of each'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

115

Clause     92,     page     61,     line     31,     leave out from 'order' to 'is' in line 32.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

85

Clause     92,     page     61,     line     41,     at end add—

    '(9)   This section shall cease to have effect at the end of one year beginning with the date on which it comes into force.'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

88

Clause     93,     page     62,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '( )   Any day appointed for the purposes of Part 1 (other than sections 32 to 41), and the related amendments and repeals, is to be one decided by the Secretary of State and the Scottish Ministers.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

86

Clause     93,     page     62,     line     10,     at end add—

    '(4)   No order shall be made under subsection (1) until—

      (a) the Extradition Bill has received Royal Assent; and

      (b) the Secretary of State has certified that the provisions of this Act and that Act are compatible.'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Firearms: international co-operation and general duty of the Secretary of State

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to facilitate the work of—

      (a) police forces in Great Britain;

      (b) the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

      (c) the National Criminal Intelligence Service; and

      (d) the National Crime Squad;

       in preventing the unlawful importation of firearms into the United Kingdom by ensuring effective international co-operation between those bodies and other foreign and international law enforcement agencies.'.


The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Robert Syms

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   Her Majesty may, by Order in Council, direct that any provision of this Act shall extend, with such exceptions, adaptations and modifications, if any, as may be specified in the Order, to any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [1ST APRIL 2003]

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords]:

Committal

      1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

      2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 22nd May 2003.

      3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

      4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

      5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

      6. Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

      7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on any message from the Lords) may be programmed—


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [10th JUNE 2003]

       That—

      (1) during proceedings on the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m;

      (2) the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 1 to 15, Schedule 1, Clauses 16 to 31, Schedule 2, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Chapters 1 to 3 of Part 1, Clauses 32 to 51, remaining new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1, Clauses 52 and 53, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2, Clause 54, Schedule 3, Clauses 55 to 79, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3, Clauses 80 to 89, Schedule 4, Clause 90, Schedules 5 and 6, Clauses 91 to 95, remaining new Clauses and new Schedules, remaining proceedings;

      (3) the proceedings on Clauses 1 to 15, Schedule 1, Clauses 16 to 31, Schedule 2 and new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Chapters 1 to 3 of Part 1 shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday 12th June;

      (4) the proceedings on Clauses 32 to 51, remaining new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1, Clauses 52 and 53, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2, Clause 54, Schedule 3, Clauses 55 to 79 and new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3 shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 6.55 p.m. on Tuesday 17th June;

      (5) the remaining proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday 19th June.


 
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