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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 24th June 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE E


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CRIME AND VICTIMS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [22nd June].

   

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

Ann KeenJulie Morgan

85

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

   

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

Ann KeenJulie Morgan

86

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)'.

   

Julie Morgan

92

*Clause     7,     page     4,     line     23,     at end insert—

    '(2)   The Secretary of State shall direct a specified person or body to establish a domestic homicide review in the case of any death of a person meeting the circumstances in subsection (1).'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

84

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     42,     at end insert—

    'Mental Health Trusts    Members of any educational establishment'.   

Julie Morgan

93

*Clause     7,     page     5,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The Secretary of State shall by order set out the method or methods of funding'.


   

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

82

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(4B)   Where the defendant and any person mentioned in the order are involved in Family Proceedings (as defined in section 63 of the Family Law Act 1996) either party may apply to that Family Court to vary, but not to discharge, the order and the court, if it is satisfied that it is appropriate for it to do so, may vary the order in so far as it affects the parties involved in the Family Proceedings or any child of either of them'.

   

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.'.

   

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

12

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '( )   In section 3(2)(fa) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c.23) (functions of the Director of Public Prosecutions) after "orders under" insert "Sections 5 and 5A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (Restraining Orders),".'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

42

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '( )   On the making of a temporary order, the court shall refer the matter to the appropriate family court for urgent consideration.'.


   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

46

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     8,     leave out first 'the defendant' and insert 'a party to the case'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

47

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     8,     leave out second 'defendant' and insert 'party'.


   

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

89

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     5,     at end add 'of all matters against the Department.'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

57

Clause     12,     page     8,     line     14,     leave out from beginning to 'and' in line 15.


   

Mr Paul Goggins

61

Schedule     1,     page     23,     line     20,     leave out from beginning to the second 'that' in line 23 and insert 'the requirement under Article 49A of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986'.


   

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

13

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     27,     at end insert—

          '(5A)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (5) the code shall set out provisions to exempt victims of domestic violence and their dependants who are subject to immigration control from any proceedings that may alter their immigration status until such time as the Secretary of State is satisfied no domestic violence, or threat of violence has occurred, or is likely to occur whether or not any criminal proceedings have taken place or are likely to take place with respect to that domestic violence or threat of violence.'.

   

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

18

Clause     21,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert—'"services" means as specified in the code but including protection, personal support, to receive and provide information and to receive explanation.'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

20

Clause     22,     page     14,     line     39,     leave out 'and the Lord Chancellor' and insert the Lord Chancellor and the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses as apppointed under section 25(1).'

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

21

Clause     22,     page     15,     line     5,     leave out 'and the Lord Chancellor' and insert 'the Lord Chancellor and the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses as appointed under section 25(1);'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

19

Clause     22,     page     15,     line     9,     at end insert ', and at the same time

      (c) publish the reasons why he has or has not modified the draft in the light of any such representations'.


   

Mr Paul Goggins

73

Schedule     4,     page     31,     line     23,     after 'by', insert 'any of these'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

74

Schedule     4,     page     31,     leave out lines 27 to 29 and insert—

      '(b) sections [Victims of persons sentenced to imprisonment or detention] to [Victims of persons subject to transfer direction and restriction direction] of that Act (duties of local probation boards in connection with victims of sexual or violent offences).'.


   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

54

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     15,     at end insert—

      '(d) ensure that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service established under section [Domestic Violence Advocacy Service] is maintained in each local justice area;

      (e) make a report to the Secretary of State on the operation of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service, and in particular:

      (a) the accessibility of services offered to victims of crime;

      (b) the adequacy of resources made available through the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Fund for the purposes; and

      (c) any other matters related to the provision of services to victims of domestic violence.'.



 
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