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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 11th September 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE B


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

SEXUAL OFFENCES BILL [LORDS]

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

133

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     18,     after 'if', insert 'as part of an assault'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

134

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     25,     after 'if', insert 'as part of an assault'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

130

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     27,     after 'body', insert 'other than his penis'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

129

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert '(b) he has neither lawful authority, nor reasonable excuse, and'.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

135

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     33,     after 'if', insert 'as part of an assault'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

173

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '( )   Conduct by a person (A) which would otherwise be an offence under subsection 1 of this section against another person (B) is not an offence under this section if—

      (a) there is no great difference in the ages or the mental and physical maturity of the persons involved, and

      (b) B has fully consented to all aspects of the conduct.'.


   

Paul Goggins

43

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     2,     leave out '(A)'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

136

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     2,     after 'if', insert 'as part of an assault'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

131

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     14,     after 'body', insert 'other than his penis'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

157

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     19,     leave out 'aged 18 or over'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

137

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     21,     at end insert 'causes B harrassment, alarm or distress and'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

158

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     23,     leave out 'B is under 16' and insert—

       'A is aged 18 years or over and B is aged between 13 and 16'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

159

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     25,     leave out 'B is under 13' and insert—

       'A is under 18 years and B is more than 3 years younger than A, and A does not reasonably believe that B is less than 3 years younger than A.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

138

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( )   a person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) if—

      (a) the sexual activity is consentual;

      (b) the sexual activity does not involve penetration of the mouth, vagina or anus, and

      (c) A was in a pre-existing relationship with B prior to reaching the age of 18 and their sexual activities were not considered a sexual offence under section 14.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

160

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out from 'offence', to the end of line 27 and insert—

      '(a) under subsection (1)(c)(i) of this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years,

      (b) under subsection (1)(c)(ii) of this section is liable—

      (i) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

      (ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years,

      (iii) in determination of the sentence, consideration must be given to the age differential between A and B.

    (3)   A person aged below 18 years at the time of the offence—

      (a) prior to sentencing, shall be subject to a comprehensive assessment by a multi-disciplinary agency or youth offending team,

      (b) shall only be subject to notification requirements under part 2 of this Act following an assessment of the risk that he poses to the public.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

139

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     26,     after first 'on' insert—

      '(a) summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

132

Clause     10,     page     4,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(3)   Conduct by A which would otherwise be an offence under this section shall not be an offence if.

      (a) B is aged between 13 and 16 and A is no more than 3 years older than B.

      (b) B has the capacity to consent to that conduct.

      (c) B does consent to that conduct.

      (d) the conduct does not involve penetration.

    (4)   B will be regarded as having the capacity to consent to conduct by A only if B is capable of understanding the nature and implications and reasonably foreseeable consequences of such conduct.'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

161

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     29,     leave out 'aged 18 or over'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

162

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     34,     leave out 'B is under 16' and insert—

       'A is aged 18 years or over and B is aged between 13 and 16'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

163

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     36,     before 'B', insert—

       'A is under 18 and B is under 16 and A does not reasonably believe that B is 16 or over or,.

      (iii) '.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

164

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     37,     after 'section' insert 'if aged 18 or over at the time of the offence'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

165

Clause     11,     page     4,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '(3)   Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

      (a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

      (b) on conviction or indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years.

    (4)   A person aged below 18 years at the time of the offence—

      (a) prior to sentencing, shall be subject to a comprehensive assessment by a multi-disciplinary agency or Youth Offending Team.

      (b) shall only be subject to notification requirements under part 2 of this Act following an assessment of the risk that he poses to the public.'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

166

Clause     12,     page     4,     line     40,     leave out 'aged 18 or over'.

   

Paul Goggins

44

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out from 'it' to 'knowing' in line 4 and insert—

      '(i) when another person (B) is present or is in a place from which A can be observed, and

      (ii) '.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

167

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     10,     After 'section' insert 'if aged 18 or over at the time of the offence,'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

168

Clause     12,     page     5,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(3)   Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

      (a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

      (b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.

    (4)   A person aged below 18 years at the time of the offence—

      (a) prior to sentencing, shall be subject to a comprehensive assessment by a multi-disciplinary agency or Youth Offending Team,

      (b) shall only be subject to notification requirements under part 2 of this Act following an assessment of the risk that he poses to the public.'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

169

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     16,     leave out 'aged 18 or over'.

   

Paul Goggins

45

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     19,     leave out 'a photograph or pseudo-photograph' and insert 'an image'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

170

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     26,     after 'section' insert 'if aged 18 or over at the time of the offence,'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

171

Clause     13,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(3)   Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

      (a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

      (b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.

    (4)   A person aged below 18 years at the time of the offence—

      (a) prior to sentencing, shall be subject to a comprehensive assessment by a multi-disciplinary agency or Youth Offending Team,

      (b) shall only be subject to notification requirements under part 2 of this Act following an assessment of the risk that he poses to the public.'.



 
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