Amendments proposed to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Bill - continued House of Commons

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Dawn Primarolo

47

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     30,     after 'staff', insert—

      '(i) except in relation to Scotland,'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

48

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '(ii) in relation to Scotland, is a reference to a member of staff who has been admitted as a solicitor and who holds a practising certificate.'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

49

Clause     21,     page     11,     line     33,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Dawn Primarolo

50

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     42,     after 'Constabulary', insert 'or the Scottish inspectors'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

51

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     4,     after 'may', insert —

      '(i) in relation to Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary,'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

52

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     6,     at end insert —

      '(ii) in relation to the Scottish inspectors, apply (with or without modification) or make provision similar to any provision of section 33 or 34 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.77) (inspection);'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

53

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     14,     after 'Constabulary', insert 'or the Scottish inspectors'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

54

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     17,     at end insert —

    '(3A)   An inspection carried out by virtue of this section shall be carried out jointly by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary and the Scottish inspectors—

      (a) if it is carried out wholly in Scotland, or

      (b) in a case where it is carried out partly in Scotland, to the extent that it is carried out there.'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

55

Clause     23,     page     12,     line     24,     at end insert 'or Scotland.

    (6)   In this section "the Scottish inspectors" means the inspectors of constabulary appointed under section 33(1) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.77).'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

56

Clause     25,     page     13,     line     2,     after 'Constabulary', insert 'or the Scottish inspectors'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

57

Clause     25,     page     13,     line     30,     leave out 'only'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

58

Clause     25,     page     13,     line     31,     leave out second 'and'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

59

Clause     25,     page     13,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(8)   In the application of this section to Scotland the reference in subsection (6)(b) to 12 months shall be taken as a reference to six months.

    (9)   In this section "the Scottish inspectors" has the same meaning as in section 23.'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

60

Clause     29,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(4)   In Scotland, a constable may arrest a person without warrant if he reasonably suspects that the person—

      (a) has committed an offence under this Act,

      (b) is committing an offence under this Act, or

      (c) is about to commit an offence under this Act.'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

84

*Clause     29,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(5)   In Northern Ireland, a constable may arrest a person without warrant if the constable reasonably suspects that the person—

      (a) has committed an offence under this Act,

      (b) is committing an offence under this Act, or

      (c) is about to commit an offence under this Act.'.


   

Mr Andrew Tyrie
Mr David Ruffley

81

*Schedule     3,     page     30,     line     30,     at end insert ', and

      (c) statistics analysing the range and outcomes of prosecutions undertaken by the Director.'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

63

Clause     32,     page     16,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(4)   A power of the Director under an enactment to institute proceedings may be exercised to institute proceedings in England and Wales only.'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

9

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     10,     after 'Office', insert 'in connection with any of its functions,'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

10

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( )   does not apply to a disclosure made to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in connection with a function of the Revenue and Customs (within the meaning of section 21),'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

11

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     18,     leave out 'criminal proceedings,' and insert 'a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings (whether or not within the United Kingdom),'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

12

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( )   does not apply to a disclosure which in the opinion of the Director is desirable for the purpose of safeguarding national security,'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

95

*Clause     36,     page     17,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsection (3) does not apply to the disclosure of information about internal administrative arrangements of the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (whether relating to a member of the Office or to another person).'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

85

*Clause     36,     page     18,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(10)   In subsection (2) the reference to an enactment does not include—

      (a) an Act of the Scottish Parliament or an instrument made under such an Act, or

      (b) an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly or an instrument made under such an Act.'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

13

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     20,     leave out 'sums' and insert 'revenue'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

14

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     21,     leave out 'sums' and insert 'revenue'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

15

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     23,     leave out 'property accepted' and insert 'liabilities satisfied by the acceptance of property'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

16

Clause     45,     page     21,     line     35,     leave out 'or other instrument' and insert ', instrument or other document'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

17

Clause     45,     page     21,     line     40,     leave out 'or other instrument' and insert ', instrument or other document'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

18

Clause     45,     page     21,     line     44,     leave out 'or other instrument' and insert ', instrument or other document'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

19

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     21,     after 'instruments', insert 'and documents'.


   

Dawn Primarolo

61

Schedule     4,     page     31,     line     29,     at end insert—

      'Game Laws Amendment (Scotland) Act 1877 (c.28)

    3A  In section 11 of the Game Laws Amendment (Scotland) Act 1877 (no person to be prosecuted again for same offence) for "the Inland Revenue" substitute "a matter listed in Schedule 1 to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 except for paragraphs 2, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 28, 29 and 30.".'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

30

Schedule     4,     page     32,     line     22,      leave out 'The Commissioners for'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

31

Schedule     4,     page     32,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '13A  In Part I of Schedule 1 (declarations: general and special commissioners, &c.) for "an offence relating to inland revenue," substitute "an offence relating to a former Inland Revenue matter (being a matter listed in Schedule 1 to the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 except for paragraphs 2, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 28, 29 and 30),".'.

   

Dawn Primarolo

32

Schedule     4,     page     33,     line     17,     at end insert—

      'Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (c.37)

    (1) Section 27A of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (disclosure by Commissioners of Customs and Excise) shall be amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1)—

            (a)   for "the Commissioners of Customs and Excise" substitute "the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs",

            (b)   after "obtained" insert "or held", and

            (c)   for "by the Commissioners" substitute "by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs".'.

    (3) In subsection (3) for "the Commissioners of Customs and Excise" substitute "the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs".

    (4) The heading to that section becomes "Information communicated by Commissioners for Revenue and Customs".

 
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