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

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Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

158

*Page     19,     line     39     [Clause     36],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

159

*Page     19,     line     41     [Clause     36],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

35

Page     19,     line     42     [Clause     36],     leave out from 'section' to 'if' in line 3 on page 20.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

36

Page     20,     line     8     [Clause     36],     at end insert ',

       is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for life.

    ( )   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 on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

37

Page     20,     line     19     [Clause     37],     after 'present', insert 'or in the place referred to in paragraph (c)(i)'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

160

*Page     20,     line     22     [Clause     37],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

161

*Page     20,     line     24     [Clause     37],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

162

*Page     20,     line     40     [Clause     38],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

163

*Page     20,     line     42     [Clause     38],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

164

*Page     21,     line     8     [Clause     39],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

165

*Page     21,     line     10     [Clause     39],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

188

*Page     21,     line     11     [Clause     39],     at end insert—

    '( )   A person is not guilty of an offence under this section if—

      (a) the touching was for the purpose of sex education, and

      (b) B is a person with profound and multiple disabilities such that they require intensive and intimate support to understand and receive sex education, and

      (c) the education is necessary to protect B from possible abuse or harm, and

      (d) there is no alternative means of delivering this sex education because of the nature of B's disability, and

      (e) the education is carried out by qualified specialists or by staff who have received training to meet the specific needs of B, and

      (f) the decision to provide such sex education has been recommended by a multi-disciplinary team.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

166

*Page     21,     line     13     [Clause     39],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

167

*Page     21,     line     15     [Clause     39],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

168

*Page     21,     line     36     [Clause     40],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

169

*Page     21,     line     38     [Clause     40],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

189

*Page     21,     line     39     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '( )   A person is not guilty of an offence under this section if—

      (a) A's action was for the purpose of sex education and,

      (b) B is a person with profound and multiple disabilities such that they require intensive and intimate support to understand and receive sex education, and

      (c) the education is necessary to protect B from possible abuse or harm, and

      (d) there is no alternative means of delivering this sex education because of the nature of B's disability, and

      (e) the education is carried out by qualified specialists or by staff who have received training to meet the specific needs of B, and

      (f) the decision to provide such sex education has been recommended by a multi-disciplinary team.'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

170

*Page     21,     line     41     [Clause     40],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

171

*Page     21,     line     43     [Clause     40],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

172

*Page     22,     line     26     [Clause     41],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

173

*Page     22,     line     28     [Clause     41],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

174

*Page     22,     line     31     [Clause     41],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

175

*Page     22,     line     33     [Clause     41],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

176

*Page     23,     line     1     [Clause     42],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

177

*Page     23,     line     3     [Clause     42],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

178

*Page     23,     line     6     [Clause     42],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

179

*Page     23,     line     8     [Clause     42],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

180

*Page     23,     line     34     [Clause     43],     after 'disorder', insert 'or learning disability'.


   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten
Dr Evan Harris

184

*Page     24,     line     11,     leave out Clause 44.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

38

Page     24,     line     14     [Clause     44],     leave out from 'if' to end and insert 'at the time—

      (a) B is 16 or over, and

      (b) A and B are lawfully married'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

39

Page     24,     line     15     [Clause     44],     leave out 'A to prove that he' and insert 'the defendant to prove that A'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

40

Page     24,     line     37     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'proves' to 'lived' in line 2 on page 25 and insert 'that the photograph was of the child aged 16 or over, and that at the time of the offence charged the child and he—

      (a)  were married, or

      (b)'. 


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

41

Page     25,     line     6     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'proves' to 'lived' in line 10 and insert 'that the photograph was of the child aged 16 or over, and that at the time when he obtained it the child and he—

      (a)  were married, or

      (b)'. 

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

42

Page     25,     line     42     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'proves' to 'lived' in line 46 and insert 'that the photograph was of the child aged 16 or over, and that at the time of the offence charged the child and he—

      (a)  were married, or

      (b)'. 


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

43

Page     26,     line     3     [Clause     46],     leave out from 'proves' to 'lived' in line 7 and insert 'that the photograph was of the child aged 16 or over, and that at the time when he obtained it the child and he—

      (a)  were married, or

      (b)'. 

   

Sir Paul Beresford
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Humfrey Malins

190

*Page     26,     line     16     [Clause     46],     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.

          (6C) Where equipment has been the subject of forfeiture under section (6A) above, a person, other than the person convicted under section 1, shall be entitled to apply to the relevant magistrates' court for return of the equipment if—

          (a) the equipment forfeited belonged not to the person convicted under section 1 but to the applicant, and

          (b) the applicant did not have knowledge of the taking, making, storing or distributing of indecent images of children, nor could he be reasonably expected to have known.

          (6D) The burden of proof for the purposes of section (6C) shall be on the applicant, and the standard of proof shall be the preponderence of probabilities.

          (6E) Where the court is satisfied that the conditions set out in (6C) above are met, they may order the return of the equipment to the applicant so long as any indecent images that remain on the equipment can be permanently erased."

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

 
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