Amendments proposed to the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Sir Paul Beresford

107

Clause     47,     page     24,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(5)   Section 5 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (c.37) shall be amended as follows—

      (a) After subsection (6) shall be inserted—

          "(6A)   Where a person is convicted or cautioned in respect of an offence under section 1(1) of this Act, then any equipment that has been used to take, make, store or distribute indecent images of children shall be forfeited.

          (6B)   Section 14(1) of the Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c.6) shall not apply for the purposes of this section".

       In the first line of subsection (7) the words "(2), (6) or (6A)" shall replace "(2) or (6)".

      (b) '.


   

Paul Goggins

116

Clause     48,     page     24,     line     32,     leave out from 'child' to end of line 16 on page 25 and insert 'if it is necessary to do so for the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, or for the purposes of criminal proceedings, in any part of the world.

    ( )   It is not an offence under section 1(1)(a) for a member of the Security Service to make an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child if it is necessary to do so for the exercise of any of the functions of the Service.

    ( )   It is not an offence under section 1(1)(a) for a member of GCHQ to make an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child if it is necessary to do so for the exercise of any of the functions of GCHQ (and in this subsection "GCHQ" has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (c.13))."'.

   

Paul Goggins

117

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     21,     leave out from 'child' to end of line 46 and insert 'if it is necessary to do so for the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, or for the purposes of criminal proceedings, in any part of the world.

    ( )   It is not an offence under Article 3(1)(a) for a member of the Security Service to make an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child if it is necessary to do so for the exercise of any of the functions of the Service.

    ( )   It is not an offence under Article 3(1)(a) for a member of GCHQ to make an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child if it is necessary to do so for the exercise of any of the functions of GCHQ (and in this subsection "GCHQ" has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (c.13))."'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

9

Clause     49,     page     26,     line     26,     leave out 'against a person under 16'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

10

Clause     49,     page     26,     line     28,     leave out subsections (5) and (6).


   

Paul Goggins

92

Clause     53,     page     27,     line     35,     leave out 'moving or still'.


   

Paul Goggins

93

Clause     58,     page     28,     line     36,     leave out '(A)'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

12

Clause     58,     page     29,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(3)   A person guilty of an offence against a person aged under 18 under this section is liable on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

182

*Clause     58,     page     29,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '( )   a person who has been subject to trafficking into the UK for sexual exploitation shall be granted humanitarian protection.'.


   

Paul Goggins

94

Clause     59,     page     29,     line     14,     leave out '(A)'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

13

Clause     59,     page     29,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(3)   A person guilty of an offence against a person aged under 18 under this section is liable on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.'.


   

Paul Goggins

95

Clause     60,     page     29,     line     29,     leave out '(A)'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

14

Clause     60,     page     29,     line     42,     at end add—

    '(3)   A person guilty of an offence against a person aged under 18 under this section is liable on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.'.


   

Paul Goggins

118

Clause     67,     page     32,     line     32,     leave out 'public lavatory' and insert 'lavatory to which the public or a section of the public has or is permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise,'.

   

Paul Goggins

119

Clause     67,     page     32,     line     33,     leave out 'activity within subsection (2),' and insert 'an activity, and'.

   

Paul Goggins

120

Clause     67,     page     32,     line     35,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '( )   For the purposes of this section, an activity is sexual if a reasonable person would, in all the circumstances but regardless of any person's purpose, consider it to be sexual.'.

   

Paul Goggins

121

Clause     67,     page     33,     line     1,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Paul Goggins

122

Clause     67,     page     33,     line     5,     leave out from 'exceeding' to end of line 7 and insert 'level 5 on the standard scale or both.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

183

*Page     32,     line     30,     leave out Clause 67.


   

Paul Goggins

96

Clause     68,     page     33,     line     9,     leave out '(A)'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

184

*Clause     68,     page     33,     line     11,     leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.


   

Paul Goggins

97

Clause     70,     page     34,     line     2,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Paul Goggins

98

Clause     70,     page     34,     line     3,     at beginning insert 'For the purposes of section 69,'.

   

Paul Goggins

99

Clause     70,     page     34,     line     10,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Paul Goggins

100

Clause     70,     page     34,     leave out line 13.


   

Paul Goggins

101

Schedule     2,     page     76,     line     15,     leave out '15 and'.


   

Paul Goggins

123

Clause     79,     page     37,     line     33,     after 'Part', insert '(except section 67)'.

   

Paul Goggins

124

Clause     79,     page     37,     line     34,     leave out from 'if' to end of line 39 and insert 'a reasonable person would consider that—

      (a) whatever its circumstances or any person's purpose in relation to it, it is because of its nature sexual, or

      (b) because of its nature it may be sexual and because of its circumstances or the purpose of any person in relation to it (or both) it is sexual.'.


   

Paul Goggins

102

Clause     80,     page     38,     line     3,     at end insert—

      '( ) "Image" means a moving or still image and includes an image produced by any means and, where the context permits, a three-dimensional image.

      ( ) References to an image of a person include references to an image of an imaginary person.'.

   

Paul Goggins

103

Clause     80,     page     38,     line     6,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

      '( ) References to observation (however expressed) are to observation whether direct or by looking at an image.'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

127

Clause     81,     page     38,     line     20,     after 'A person', insert 'aged 18 or over'.


   

Paul Goggins

104

Schedule     3,     page     79,     line     41,     leave out 'or learning disability'.

   

Paul Goggins

105

Schedule     3,     page     79,     line     42,     leave out 'or learning disability'.

   

Paul Goggins

106

Schedule     3,     page     79,     line     45,     leave out 'or learning disability'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

128

Clause     82,     page     38,     line     39,     at end add 'unless on the relevant date he was under 18; in which case he shall for all purposes be treated as at no time having been subject to the notification requirements of Part 1 of the Sexual Offenders Act 1997'.


   

Sir Paul Beresford

108

Clause     88,     page     44,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '( )   Where a person notifies an address in accordance with the provisions of this Act the police shall have the power to visit the offender to ascertain that the details are correct and to enable them to produce, or assist them in the production of, a risk assessment.

    '( )   Where subsection (5) applies it shall be the duty of the person subject to the notification requirements to co-operate with the police attending those premises.'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

15

Clause     113,     page     59,     line     23,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

 
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