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Friday 18th June 2004


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STANDING COMMITTEE E

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CRIME AND VICTIMS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr Paul Goggins.


Mr Paul Goggins That the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill [Lords] be considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 16, Schedule 1, Clause 17, Schedule 2, Clauses 18 to 20, Schedule 3, Clauses 21 to 24, Schedule 4, Clause 25, Schedule 5, Clauses 26 to 30, Schedule 6, Clauses 31 to 34, Schedules 7 and 8, Clause 35, Schedule 9, Clauses 36 to 39, New Clauses, New Schedules, remaining proceedings on Bill.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

14

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     after 'violence)', insert—

    '(1)   In section 42 after paragraph (2)(b) insert—

      "(c) if in any family proceedings the court considers that the respondent has been, or is likely to be responsible for an act of domestic violence as defined by section 30A.".

    (2)   '.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out 'does anything' and insert 'commits an act of domestic violence.'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     1,     leave out 'existence' and insert 'terms'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

78

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     1,     leave out 'existence' and insert 'content'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

79

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     9,     leave out '5 years' and insert '1 year'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

80

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     11,     leave out '12 months' and insert '6 months'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

29

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     22,     leave out subsection 2 and insert—

    '(2)   In Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 leave out subsections 35 (10), 36 (10), 37 (5), and 38 (6) and replace each of these subsections with

      "( ) an order under this section may, in so far as it has continuing effect, be made for a specified period, until the occurrence of a specified event or until further order.".'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

15

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out from 'other' to end of line.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

31

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out 'significant duration' and insert 'such significance as to justify the making of an order'.


   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

37

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     39,     after 'dies', insert 'or is seriously harmed'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

8

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out from 'V' to end of line 1 on page 3.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

38

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     5,     after 'death', insert 'or serious harm'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

32

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     6,     after 'ought', insert 'reasonably'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

33

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     11,     after 'ought', insert 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

56

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

24

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A person who is a victim of domestic violence should not be regarded as having caused or allowed a child or vulnerable adult to be injured or killed (as the case may be) unless there is clear evidence that this person actively contributed to the injury or killing of a child or a vulnerable adult.'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

69

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     18,     leave out 'If D was not' and insert Irrespective of whether or not D was'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hilton Dawson

5

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out '16' and insert '18'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

6

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out '16' and insert '14'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

39

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     20,     after 'death', insert 'or serious harm'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

40

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     30,     after 'death', insert 'or serious harm'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

9

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     32,     leave out from 'offence' to the end of line 36.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

70

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     34,     leave out 'ten' and insert 'thirteen'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

22

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     at end add—

    '(9)   For the purposes of this section, a person who is a victim of domestic violence should not be regarded as having caused or allowed a child or vulnerable adult to be injured or killed (as the case may be) unless there is clear evidence that this person actively contributed to the injury or killing of a child or a vulnerable adult.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hilton Dawson

28

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     18,     after 'death', insert 'or suicide'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hilton Dawson

27

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out 'a person aged 16 or over' and insert 'an adult or child'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

48

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out 'aged 16 or over' and insert— '(other than a person aged 16 or under in respect of whom a Serious Case Review has been undertaken)'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

3

Page     5,     line     18,     leave out Clause 8.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

10

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In subsection (1) of that section after "an order under this section" insert—

      "(a) if the prosecutor asks it do so, or

      (b) if the court thinks it is appropriate to do so."

    '(1B)   After subsection (2) of that section insert—

          "(2A)   For the purpose of deciding whether to make an order under this section the court may consider evidence led by the prosecution and the defence.

          (2B)   It is immaterial whether evidence led in pursuance of subsection (2A) would have been admissable in the proceedings in which the offender was convicted."

    (1C)   After subsection (3) of that section insert—

          "(3A)   An order under this section takes effect on the day on which it is made, but the court may provide in any such order that such requirements of the order as it may specify shall, during any period when the offender is detained in legal custody, be suspended until his release from that custody.".'

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

34

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     6,     after 'heard', insert 'on the making of an order under this Act and'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

44

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     15,     leave out first 'the defendant' and insert 'a party to the case'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

41

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     15,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a temporary'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

45

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     15,     leave out second 'defendant' and insert 'party'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

11

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(2)   For the purpose of deciding whether to make an order under this section the court may consider evidence led by the prosecution and the defence.

    (3)   It is immaterial whether evidence led in pursuance of subsection (2) would have been admissable in the proceedings in which the defendant was acquitted.'.

 
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