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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 1st July 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].

   

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].'.


   

Mr Paul Goggins

90

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An authority specified in Schedule 6 that has functions in relation to an area outside England and Wales is within the Commissioner's remit only to the extent that it discharges its functions in relation to England and Wales.

    (1B)   Subsection (1A) does not apply in relation to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.'.

   

Ms Sally Keeble
Ann Keen
Vera Baird
Julie Morgan

129

Clause     30,     page     17,     line     41,     at end insert—

    '(4)   The Commissioner's remit will also include Anti-Social Behaviour Orders pursued by local authorities.'.


   

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

4

Schedule     6,     page     36,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '9A   HM Treasury.

    9B   The Cabinet Office.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

49

Schedule     6,     page     36,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '11A   The Police Service of Northern Ireland'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

50

Schedule     6,     page     36,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '12A   The National Criminal Intelligence Service

    12B   The National Crime Squad'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

51

Schedule     6,     page     36,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '12A   The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary

    12B   The Ministry of Defence Police'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

91

Schedule     6,     page     37,     line     2,     at end insert—

     '13A The Ministry of Defence Police.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

52

Schedule     6,     page     37,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '13A   Any authority that is maintaining a body of constables in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

55

Schedule     6,     page     37,     line     13,     after 'court', insert '(including a court martial)'.


   

Mr Paul Goggins

72

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     7,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) compliance with sections [Victims of persons sentenced to imprisonment or detention] to [Victims of persons subject to transfer direction and restriction direction];'.

   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

53

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     17,     at end insert—

      '(e) a Member of Parliament for the constituency in which the victim, witness or other person affected by the offences is resident'.

   

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

23

Clause     31,     page     18,     line     28,     leave out subsection (7) and insert—

    '(7)   Nothing in this section authorises the making of a disclosure which contravenes the Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29).

    (7A)   Notwithstanding subsection (7), any disclosure or processing of information under subsection (1) for the purposes set out in subsection (2) in performance of functions referred to in section 13 shall be deemed to be necessary to be processed for the exercise of any such functions for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, in particular Section 35 (disclosures required by law or made in connection with legal proceedings etc) and schedules 1 (data protection principles), 2 (conditions relevant for the purposes of the first principle: Processing of any personal data) and 3 (conditions relevant for the purposes of the first principle: Processing of sensitive personal data) of that Act'.


   

Mr David Heath
Sandra Gidley

36

Clause     33,     page     19,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(3)   The Secretary of State may exempt victims of domestic violence and their dependants who are subject to immigration control from the restriction on public funds to enable them to access emergency accommodation and living costs, and may recover such funds from the sponsor (as defined by section 113 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999) of the victim.'.

   

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

88

Clause     33,     page     19,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(3)   The Secretary of State may make grants to voluntary organisations under this section for the purpose of providing appropriate protection and support services for children who have suffered impairment due to seeing or hearing ill-treatment of another person. Any payments will be subject to such conditions as he considers appropriate.'.


   

Paul Goggins

106

Schedule     7,     page     37,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1884 (c. 31)

      In section 10 of the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1884 (application of Act to removal of criminal lunatics), in subsection (3), in paragraph (a) for the words from "give" to the end substitute "by warrant direct that he is to be detained in such hospital, within the meaning given by section 145(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983, as may be specified in the direction; and any such direction shall have the same effect as a hospital order under section 37 of that Act together with a restriction order under section 41 of that Act, made without limitation of time;".'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

71

Schedule     7,     page     38,     line     3,     at end insert—

       'In section 50 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (Age of criminal responsibility) as amended by the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 for the word "ten" substitute "thirteen".'.

   

Paul Goggins

95

Schedule     7,     page     38,     line     32,     at end insert—

      'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (c. 53)

      In section 1(3) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (meaning of "sentence" for the purposes of that Act), after "other than" insert—

          "(za) a surcharge imposed under section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003;".'.

   

Paul Goggins

96

Schedule     7,     page     38,     line     32,     at end insert—

      'Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

      In section 108 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (right of appeal to Crown Court), after subsection (3) insert—

          "(4)   Subsection (3)(d) above does not prevent an appeal against a surcharge imposed under section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003."

      In section 139 of that Act (disposal of sums adjudged to be paid by conviction)—

            (a)   after paragraph (a) insert—

          "(aa) in the second place in payment to the fund mentioned in paragraph (c) below of surcharges imposed under section 161A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003;";

            (b)   in paragraph (b), for "second" substitute "third".'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

62

Schedule     7,     page     38,     leave out line 34 and insert—

      'In section 13A of the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 (appeal against finding of unfitness to be tried), in subsection (1), for "the jury has returned" substitute "there has been".

      In section 19(1A)(a) of that Act'.

   

Mr Paul Goggins

63

Schedule     7,     page     39,     line     4,     at end insert—

     'In section 81 of that Act (power of Crown Court to grant bail), in subsection (1A), for "or 15" substitute ", 15 or 16A".'.

   

Paul Goggins

107

Schedule     7,     page     39,     line     11,     at end insert—

      'Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

     10A In section 3A of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (disenfranchisement of offenders detained in mental hospitals), for subsection (5) substitute—

          "(5)   As respects any part of the United Kingdom, this section applies to any person in respect of whom a hospital order has been made by virtue of—

          (a) section 116A of the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955 or section 63A of the Naval Discipline Act 1957, or

          (b) section 16 or 23 of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968."'.

 
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