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

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Mr Secretary Blunkett

83

Page     26     [Clause     47],     leave out from beginning of line 21 to end of line 1 on page 27 and insert—

    '(1)   In proceedings for an offence under section 1(1)(a) of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child, the defendant is not guilty of the offence if he proves that—

      (a) it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, or for the purposes of criminal proceedings, in any part of the world,

      (b) at the time of the offence charged he was a member of the Security Service, and it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the exercise of any of the functions of the Service, or

      (c) at the time of the offence charged he was a member of GCHQ, and it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the exercise of any of the functions of GCHQ.

    (2)   In this section "GCHQ" has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 1994."'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

84

Page     27     [Clause     47],     leave out lines 5 to 31 and insert—

    '(1)   In proceedings for an offence under Article 3(1)(a) of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child, the defendant is not guilty of the offence if he proves that—

      (a) it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the purposes of the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, or for the purposes of criminal proceedings, in any part of the world,

      (b) at the time of the offence charged he was a member of the Security Service, and it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the exercise of any of the functions of the Service, or

      (c) at the time of the offence charged he was a member of GCHQ, and it was necessary for him to make the photograph or pseudo-photograph for the exercise of any of the functions of GCHQ.

    (2)   In this Article "GCHQ" has the same meaning as in the Intelligence Services Act 1994."'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

121

Page     28,     line     5     [Clause     48],     leave out from 'where' to 'is' in line 12, and insert 'subsection (5A) applies,'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

142

Page     28,     line     14     [Clause     48],     leave out 'against a person under 16 is liable'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

122

Page     28,     line     14     [Clause     48],     after 'liable', insert '—

      (a) where subsection (5A) applies, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years;

      (b) in any other case—

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

      (ii) '.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

143

Page     28,     line     16     [Clause     48],     leave out subsections (5) and (6).

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

123

Page     28,     line     21     [Clause     48],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   This subsection applies where the offence involved—

      (a) penetration of B's anus or vagina with a part of A's body or anything else,

      (b) penetration of B's mouth with A's penis,

      (c) penetration of A's anus or vagina with a part of B's body or by B with anything else, or

      (d) penetration of A's mouth with B's penis.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

47

Page     30,     line     30     [Clause     57],     leave out from 'he' to second 'done' in line 32 and insert 'believes that another person is likely to do something to or in respect of B, after B's arrival but in any part of the world, which if'.

   

Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

186

*Page     30,     line     38     [Clause     57],     at end insert—

      '(c) a person who has been subject to trafficking into the UK for sexual exploitation shall be granted the opportunity of remaining in safe accommodation in the UK for a period of up to 6 months.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

48

Page     31,     line     7     [Clause     58],     leave out from 'he' to second 'done' in line 9 and insert 'believes that another person is likely to do something to or in respect of B, during or after the journey and in any part of the world, which if'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

49

Page     31,     line     22     [Clause     59],     leave out from 'he' to 'done' in line 24 and insert 'believes that another person is likely to do something to or in respect of B, after B's departure but in any part of the world, which if'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

50

Page     33,     line     25     [Clause     64],     leave out 'or half-sister' and insert 'half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

    ( )   In subsection (2)—

      (a) "uncle" means the brother of a person's parent, and "aunt" has a corresponding meaning;

      (b) "nephew" means the child of a person's brother or sister, and "niece" has a corresponding meaning.'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

51

Page     34,     line     5     [Clause     65],     leave out 'or half-sister' and insert 'half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

    ( )   In subsection (2)—

      (a) "uncle" means the brother of a person's parent, and "aunt" has a corresponding meaning;

      (b) "nephew" means the child of a person's brother or sister, and "niece" has a corresponding meaning.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

53

That Clause 66 be transferred to the end of line 20 on page 36.

   

Dr Evan Harris

194

*Page     34,     line     18,     leave out Clause 66.

   

Sandra Gidley
Annette Brooke

147

*Page     34,     line     20     [Clause     66],     after 'lavatory', insert 'or shower cubicle'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

52

Page     34,     line     33     [Clause     67],     leave out 'knows or'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

85

Page     35,     line     28     [Clause     69],     leave out 'structure' and insert 'place'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

86

Page     35,     line     35     [Clause     69],     leave out 'and this section'.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

138

Page     80,     line     17     [Schedule     2],     leave out '48' and insert '49'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

139

Page     80,     line     27     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

      '(e) an offence under section 48 where the victim of the offence was under 18 at the time of the offence.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

63

Page     80,     line     31     [Schedule     2],     leave out 'an offence of'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

64

Page     80     [Schedule     2],     leave out line 32.


   

Mr Hilton Dawson
Annette Brooke
Sandra Gidley
Mr Mark Oaten

140

Page     84,     line     39     [Schedule     3],     leave out '16' and insert '18'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

65

Page     88,     line     1     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'consent was not present or'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

66

Page     88,     line     4     [Schedule     3],     leave out '17' and insert '18'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

68

Page     92,     line     16     [Schedule     3],     leave out 'under a provision'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

69

Page     92,     line     16     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

    '( ) A reference in any of those paragraphs to being made the subject of a community sentence of at least 12 months is to be read, in relation to an offence under an enactment referred to in sub-paragraph (1), as a reference to being sentenced to a term of service detention of at least 112 days.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

111

Page     92,     line     27     [Schedule     3],     leave out from 'In' to 'the' in line 34 and insert 'this Schedule "community sentence" has—

            (a)   in relation to England and Wales, the same meaning as in the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c.6), and

            (b)   in relation to Northern Ireland,'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

67

Page     92,     line     42     [Schedule     3],     leave out '(b)'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

87

Page     43,     line     2     [Clause     82],     at end insert—

      '( ) in the case of a person within section 81(7), the date which, for the purposes of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (c.51), was the relevant date in relation to that person.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

88

Page     43,     line     11     [Clause     83],     leave out first 'the' and insert 'a'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

124

Page     43,     line     18     [Clause     83],     after '81(1)', insert 'or an order within section 81(7)'.

 
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