Amendments proposed to the Anti-social Behaviour Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

249

Clause     43,     page     33,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In section 23(2) addł

      ( ) he is using the weapon or ammunition on private property with the consent of the occupier in an activity which would be lawful other than by virtue of his age.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

250

Clause     43,     page     33,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In section 23(2)(b) after 'gallery', insert 'or on private property'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

126

Clause     43,     page     33,     leave out lines 31 to 34.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

127

Clause     43,     page     33,     leave out lines 36 and 37.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

239

Clause     44,     page     34,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In section 5 (weapons subject to general prohibition) after subsection (1)(ae) insert—

          "(af) any air rifle, air gun or air pistol which uses, or is designed or adapted for use with, a self-contained gas cartridge system (whether powered by air or carbon dioxide);".

    (2B)   If at the time when subsection (2A) comes into force a person has in his possession an air rifle, air gun or air pistol of the kind described in section 5(1)(af) of the Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27) (inserted by subsection (2A) above)—

      (a) section 5(1) of that Act shall not prevent the person's continued possession of the air rifle, air gun or air pistol,

      (b) section 1 of that Act shall apply, and

      (c) a chief officer of police may not refuse to grant or renew, and may not revoke or partially revoke, a firearm certificate under Part II of that Act on the ground that the person does not have a good reason for having the air rifle, air gun or air pistol in his possession.

    (2C)   But subsection (2B)(a) to (c) shall not apply to possession in the circumstances described in section 8 of that Act (authorised dealing).'.


   

Mr Graham Allen

245

Clause     45,     page     34,     line     33,     after 'order', insert 'and impose a fixed penalty notice'.

   

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

76

Clause     45,     page     34,     line     36,     leave out 'and' and insert 'or'.

   

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

77

Clause     45,     page     34,     line     38,     leave out subsection (2).


   

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

247

Clause     46,     page     35,     line     10,     after 'premises', insert 'or deliberate despoiling and/or misuse of land'.

   

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

248

Clause     46,     page     35,     line     11,     after 'order', insert 'or eviction order'.


   

Mr Graham Allen

246

Clause     48,     page     36,     line     25,     after 'penalty', insert 'and repair of any damage caused'.


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

244

Clause     50,     page     38,     line     8,     leave out from 'authority' to end of line 9 and insert 'may use any sums it receives in respect of penalties payable to it in pursuance of notices under section 48(1) (its "penalty receipts") only for the purposes of functions of its that are qualifying functions.

    (4)   The following are qualifying functions for the purposes of this section—

      (a) functions under section 48, and

      (b) functions of a description specified in regulations made by the appropriate person.

    (5)   Regulations under subsection (4)(b) may (in particular) have the effect that a local authority may use its penalty receipts for the purposes of any of its functions.

    (6)   A local authority must supply the appropriate person with such information relating to its use of its penalty receipts as the appropriate person may require.

    (7)   The appropriate person may by regulations—

      (a) make provision for what a local authority is to do with its penalty receipts—

      (i) pending their being used for the purposes of qualifying functions of the authority,

      (ii) if they are not so used before such time after their receipt as may be specified by the regulations,

      (b) make provision for accounting arrangements in respect of a local authority's penalty receipts.

    (8)   The provision that may be made under subsection (7)(a)(ii) includes (in particular) provision for the payment of sums to a person (including the appropriate person) other than the local authority.

    (9)   Before making regulations under this section, the appropriate person must consult—

      (a) the local authorities to which the regulations are to apply, and

      (b) such other persons as the appropriate person considers appropriate.'


   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

183

Clause     51,     page     38,     line     14,     leave out 'that sub-paragraph' and insert 'sub-paragraph (2)(c)'.

   

Mr Bob Ainsworth

184

Clause     51,     page     38,     line     22,     leave out 'that sub-paragraph' and insert 'sub-paragraph (2)(b)'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Mark Francois
Simon Hughes

78

Clause     53,     page     39,     line     3,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'sixteen'.

   

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

79

Clause     53,     page     39,     line     3,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'fourteen'.

   

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

81

Clause     53,     page     39,     line     13,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'fourteen'.

   

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

80

Clause     53,     page     39,     line     13,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'sixteen'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Mark Francois
Annette Brooke

82

Clause     54,     page     39,     leave out lines 30 to 33.

   

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

83

Clause     54,     page     39,     leave out lines 34 to 38.

   

Mr Graham Allen

253

*Clause     54,     page     40,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( )   Section 88(2)(b) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 is amended as follows—

       after "penalty" insert "and repairs any damage caused".'.


   

Annette Brooke
Simon Hughes
Matthew Green

182

Clause     55,     page     40,     leave out lines 24 and 25.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 7

Removal of unauthorised encampments and waste

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is amended as follows:

       In Section 61 (Power to remove trespassers on land)

      (a) For subsection (1) there is substituted—

      "(1) If the senior police office present at the scene reasonably believes that two or more persons are trespassing on land and are present there with the common purpose of residing there for any period and that reasonable steps have been taken by or on behalf of the occupier to ask them to leave he may direct those persons or any of them to leave the land and to remove any vehicles, other property or waste they have with them on the land or which appears to the officer to be connected to their presence on the land.".

      (b) Subsection (2) is omitted.

      (c) In Subsection (4) there is inserted after paragraph (b)—

      "(c) Fails to remove any vehicles, other property or waste which he has with him on the land or which appears to be connected to his presence on the land.".

      (d) In Subsection (6) paragraph (b) is omitted.'.


Graffiti removal notices

   

Siobhain McDonagh

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where there is graffiti to which this section applies in the area of a local authority on a surface to which this Act applies, if that authority considers it to be detrimental to the amenity of the area or offensive, they may—

      (a) serve a removal notice on the owner of the structure, apparatus or plant which include the surface; or

      (b) if after reasonable inquiry the identity of the owner cannot be ascertained, affix a removal notice to the surface.

    (2)   A removal notice is a notice requiring the owner to remove or obliterate the graffiti within a period specified in the notice, being not less than 14 days after the service or affixation of the notice.

    (3)   Subject to the right of appeal mentioned in section 2, if the person required by a removal notice to remove or obliterate graffiti fails to do so within the time limited by the notice, the local authority may themselves remove or obliterate the graffiti and they may recover from the said person the expenses reasonably incurred by them in so doing.

    (4)   In proceedings by the local authority against the person served with the notice for the recovery of any expenses which the authority are entitled to recover from that person, it shall not be open to that person to raise any question which could have been raised on an appeal under section 2.

    (5)   Sections 291 and 293 of the Public Health Act 1936 (c. 49) shall have effect as if references therein to that Act included references to this Act.

    (6)   Graffiti to which this section applies includes any writing, letter, picture, device or representation, other than an advertisement within the meaning of the Act of 1990.'.

 
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