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

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Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

15

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

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

16

Clause     113,     page     59,     line     24,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

17

Clause     113,     page     59,     line     34,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr Hilton Dawson

18

Clause     114,     page     60,     line     4,     after 'paragraphs', insert '5 to 9,'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

19

Clause     114,     page     60,     line     7,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

20

Clause     114,     page     60,     line     13,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

21

Clause     114,     page     60,     line     18,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.


   

Paul Goggins

125

Clause     121,     page     64,     line     11,     leave out '5' and insert '2'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

219

*Clause     121,     page     63,     line     27,     leave out 'it appears to the chief officer' and insert 'he reasonably believes that'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

220

*Clause     121,     page     63,     line     29,     leave out 'two occasions' and insert 'one occasion'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

221

*Clause     121,     page     64,     line     5,     leave out 'two occasions' and insert 'one occasion'.


   

Paul Goggins

126

Clause     123,     page     65,     line     17,     leave out '5' and insert '2'.


NEW CLAUSES

Anonymity of suspects and defendants in certain cases

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Simon Hughes

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where an allegation has been made that a person has committed an offence listed in Schedule 3 to the Sex Offenders Act 1997, no matter relating to that person shall be included in any publication if it is likely to lead members of the public to identify that person as the person who is alleged to have committed the offence, until and if that person is charged.

    (2)   If any matter is published or included in a relevant programme in contravention of sub-section (1), the following persons, namely—

      (a) in the case of a publication in a newspaper or periodical, any proprietor, any editor and any publisher of the newspaper or periodical;

      (b) in the case of any other publication, the person who publishes it; and

      (c) in the case of matter included in a relevant programme, any body corporate which is engaged in providing the service in which the programme is included and any person having functions in relation to the programme corresponding to those of an editor of a newspaper,

       shall be guilty of an offence.'.


Prostitution by children and young persons

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 1(1) of the Street Offences Act 1959 (c. 57) (which makes it an offence for a common prostitute to loiter or solicit for the purpose of prostitution) before "to loiter" insert "aged 18 or over".'.


Definition of between 13 and 16

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'For the purposes of this Act "aged between 13 and 16" refers to persons aged 13, 14 or 15.'.


Penetration involving adult and child

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person (A), aged 18 years or over, commits an offence if—

      (a) he intentionally penetrates the vagina or anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis, or

      (b) the activity involves penetration of A's vagina or anus or mouth with B's penis,

      (c) and the other person (B) is aged between 13 and 16 and A does not reasonably believe that B is 16 or over.

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


Penetration involving a child and a child or a young person

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person (A), aged below 18 years, commits an offence if—

      (a) he intentionally penetrates the vagina or anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis, or

      (b) the activity involves penetration of A's vagina or anus or mouth with B's penis,

      (c) and the other person (B) is aged below the age of 16 years and A does not reasonably believe that B is 16 or over.

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

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

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

    (4)   Under this clause, a person 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.'.


Pre-existing sexual relationship

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Conduct by a person (A) which would otherwise be an offence under section 10 against another person (B) is not an offence under that section if, immediately before A turned 18 years, a consensual sexual relationship existed between A and B.

    (2)   Subsection (1) does not apply if at that time sexual activity between A and B would have been unlawful.

    (3)   In proceedings for an offence under any of section 10 it is for the defendant to prove that such a relationship existed at that time.'.


Encrypted data and indecent images of children

   

Sir Paul Beresford

NC8

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies to anyone who has been convicted of an offence to which Schedule 3 of this Act applies.

    (2)   Where a police officer, in pursuance of a warrant granted under section 4 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (c.37), discovers protected information, he shall be entitled to apply to a senior officer of the police for a disclosure notice.

    (3)   Where a disclosure notice has been made, the effect of that notice shall be to require an offender to make disclosure of the information in an intelligible form.

    (4)   A person subject to a disclosure notice under subsection (3) above shall be taken to have complied with that notice if he makes, instead, a disclosure of any key to the protected information that is in his possession.

    (5)   Where a person is subject to a disclosure notice under subsection (3) above and—

      (a) that person is not in possession of the information,

      (b) that person is incapable, without the use of a key that is not in his possession, of obtaining access to the information and of disclosing it in an intelligible form, or

      (c) the disclosure notice can be complied with only by the disclosure of a key to the information.

       the effect of the disclosure notice is that he shall be required to make a disclosure of the key to the protected information in his possession.

    (6)   Where a senior police officer is asked to make a disclosure notice under subsection (2) above he shall consider whether the protected information is likely to include indecent images of children, and shall only make a notice where he is satisfied that it is necessary to do so.

    (7)   Where an offender, subject to a disclosure notice, fails to meet the duty placed upon him in sub-sections (3) to (5) above, he 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 on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years.

    (8)   In this section—

       "a senior police officer" shall mean an officer of at least the rank of superintendent.

       "protected information" has the same meaning as in section 56(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23).

       "key" has the same meaning as in section 56(1) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23).'.


Notification of requirements for relevant offenders convicted under Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

   

Sir Paul Beresford

NC9

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Where an offender commits an offence under section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c.23) and the court is satisfied that the protected information is likely to contain indecent images of children, then the offender shall be subject to the notification requirements under Part 2 of this Act as though he were convicted of an offence within the meaning of section 81 of this Act.

    (2)   In this section "indecent images of children" shall have the same definition as in section 7 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (c.37).'.


Disqualification from working with children

   

Sir Paul Beresford

NC10

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Notwithstanding the provisions of section 28 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c.43) an individual—

      (a) who is convicted of any offence under Part 1 of this Act, and

      (b) who receives a qualifying sentence

       is, subject to subsections (2) to (4) below, disqualified from working with children.

    (2)   Where an individual believes that he should not be disqualified from working with children then he shall, at the time of advancing a plea of mitigation, apply to the court for a declaration that he is not disqualified.

    (3)   Where a court hears an application from an individual under subsection (2) above—

      (a) it shall hear representation from both the individual and the prosecution, and

      (b) it shall only declare a person is not disqualified to work with children if, having regard to all the circumstances, he is satisfied that the individual is unlikely to commit any further offence against a child.

    (4)   Where a court does declare that a person is not disqualified from working with children—

      (a) it shall say in open court the reasons for making this declaration; and

      (b) the provisions of subsection (1) will not apply to the individual named in the declaration.

    (5)   For the purposes of this section "a qualifying sentence" shall mean—

      (a) a term of imprisonment of at least twelve months;

      (b) a community rehabilitation order of twenty-four or more months duration;

      (c) a community punishment order of one hundred and twenty or more hours duration;

      (d) a community rehabilitation and punishment order, where the rehabilitation order component is of at least eighteen months' duration, and the punishment order component is of at least sixty hours duration.

    (6)   A person who is disqualified from working with children under this Act shall be disqualified from working with children for the purposes of section 28 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c.43).'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [15TH JULY 2003]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Sexual Offences 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 Tuesday 14th October 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 consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [9th SEPTEMBER 2003]

    That—   

    (1)   during proceedings on the Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall, in addition to its first meeting on Tuesday 9th September at 9.10 a.m., meet—

      (a) on that day at 2.30 p.m;

      (b) on Thursday 11th September at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

      (c) on Tuesday 16th September at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

      (d) on Thursday 18th September at 9.10 a.m and 2.30 p.m;

      (e) on Tuesday 14th October at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.; and

    (10)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table, and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1, 3 to 5, 76 to 78, 26.55 p.m. on Tuesday 9th September
Clauses 6 to 16, 74, 17 to 31, 65, 66, 32 to 466.55 p.m. on Tuesday 16th September
Clauses 47 to 57, Schedule 1, Clauses 58 to 64, 67 to 73, Schedule 2, Clauses 75, 79 and 805.15 p.m. on Thursday 18th September
Clause 81, Schedule 3, Clauses 82 to 102, Schedule 4, Clauses 103 to 136, Schedule 5, Clause 137, Schedule 6, Clauses 138 to 140, new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill7 p.m. on Tuesday 14th October


 
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