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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 20th May 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE G


ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [29th April 2003].

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

122

Clause     42,     page     33,     leave out lines 7 and 8.

   

Annette Brooke
Simon Hughes
Matthew Green

180

Clause     42,     page     33,     line     7,     leave out 'a loaded shot gun' and insert 'a shot gun (whether loaded or not)'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

123

Clause     42,     page     33,     line     9,     leave out 'other'.

   

Annette Brooke
Simon Hughes
Matthew Green

181

Clause     42,     page     33,     line     11,     after 'an imitation firearm', insert '(whether converted or not)'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

124

Clause     43,     page     33,     line     27,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

255

Clause     43,     page     33,     leave out lines 28 to 30.

   

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
Mr Mark Francois

254

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

    '(3A)   In section 23(2) add—

          "(c) he is using the weapon on private premises or property with lawful authority but where a person has with him an air weapon on any premises or property in circumstances where he would be prohibited from having it with him but for this subsection it is an offence for him to use it for firing any missile beyond those premises or property.".'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

126

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

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

259

Clause     43,     page     33,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '( )   Where an offence is committed under Section 22(4) or (5) the donor or lender of the weapon shall also be liable for the offences'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

127

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

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

256

Clause     43,     page     33,     line     37,     leave out from '17' to end of line 41.


   

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 James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

257

Clause     44,     page     34,     line     5,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr Mark Francois

258

Clause     44,     page     34,     line     10,     after 'dangerous', insert 'by virtue of the fact that it can be readily converted to be capable of discharging a missile by the force of gunpowder or other like propellant'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 6

Sentencing guidelines for firearms

   

Mr Graham Allen

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

       'When this bill comes into force, all sentencing guidelines relating to firearms offences shall be determined by the Sentencing Guidelines Council when this is enacted by the Criminal Justice Bill.'.


   

Mr Graham Allen

245

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

   

Matthew Green
Annette Brooke
Simon Hughes

260

Clause     45,     page     34,     line     35,     leave out 'public'.

   

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'.

   

Matthew Green
Annette Brooke
Simon Hughes

261

Clause     46,     page     35,     line     16,     leave out 'public'.


   

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
Matthew Green

Annette BrookeSimon Hughes

80

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

 
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