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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 29th June 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE E


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CRIME AND VICTIMS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

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

   

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 Defendant.'.

   

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'.


   

Paul Goggins

102

Clause     17,     page     12,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(4)   Section 5A of the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964 ("the 1964 Act") applies in relation to this section as it applies in relation to section 5 of that Act.

    (5)   Where the Court of Appeal make an interim hospital order by virtue of this section—

      (a) the power of renewing or terminating it and of dealing with the appellant on its termination shall be exercisable by the court below and not by the Court of Appeal; and

      (b) the court below shall be treated for the purposes of section 38(7) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (absconding offenders) as the court that made the order.

    (6)   Where the Court of Appeal make a supervision order by virtue of this section, any power of revoking or amending it shall be exercisable as if the order had been made by the court below.'.

   

Paul Goggins

103

Clause     17,     page     12,     line     20,     at end insert—

'"interim hospital order" has the meaning given in section 38 of that Act;'.   

Paul Goggins

104

Clause     17,     page     12,     line     24,     leave out from first 'the' to end of line 27 and insert '1964 Act."'.


   

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.'.


   

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

87

Clause     29,     page     17,     line     8,     after '28', insert 'and section [Domestic Violence Advocacy Service].'.


 
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