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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 18th January 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE D


SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME AND POLICE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [11th January].

NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 2

Interception of communications (No. 4)

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 18(12) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23) (certain offences excepted from exclusion of matters from legal proceedings) after paragraph (j) insert—

      "(k) any offence contained in an indictment in criminal proceedings instituted by the Serious Organised Crime Agency pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.".'.


Legal privilege

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Provision may be made by regulation for the resolution of disputes as to whether a document, or part of a document, is an item subject to legal privilege.

    (2)   The regulations may, in particular, make provision as to—

      (a) the custody of the document whilst its status is being decided,

      (b) the appointment of an independent, legally qualified person to decide the matter,

      (c) the procedure to be followed, and

      (d) the costs of the proceedings.'.


Tipping off

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

NC24

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   In the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, section 333 is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (1)(a) after "has been made", insert "or knows that such a disclosure is going to be made".'.


   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

145

Clause     101,     page     67,     leave out lines 5 to 7 and insert—

    '(1)   In section 24 of PACE (arrest without warrant for arrestable offences)—

      (a) in subsection (1), after "conferred by", insert "on any person"; and

      (b) delete subsections (6) and (7).

    (1A)   After section 24 of PACE (arrest without warrant for arrestable offences), insert—

    "24A   Arrest without warrant: constables".'.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

302

Clause     101,     page     67,     leave out lines 15 to 17.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

303

Clause     101,     page     67,     leave out lines 18 to 22.

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

146

Clause     101,     page     67,     leave out lines 23 to 26.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

218

Clause     101,     page     67,     line     24,     after 'if', insert—

      '(a) the offence is an arrestable offence punishable by more than 5 years imprisonment, or

      (b)'. 

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

296

Clause     101,     page     67,     line     24,     after 'if', insert—

    '(a)   the offence is an arrestable offence, or

    (b)'.        

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

165

Clause     101,     page     67,     line     27,     leave out from beginning to end of line 5 on page 68.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

219

Clause     101,     page     67,     line     43,     leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 68.

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

166

Clause     101,     page     68,     leave out lines 6 to 28.

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

295

Clause     101,     page     68,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(za)   the offence is an arrestable offence,'.

   

Caroline Flint
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

255

Clause     101,     page     68,     line     34,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr David Heath
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

184

Page     67,     line     4,     leave out Clause 101.


   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathon Djangoly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

288

Page     68,     line     38,     leave out Clause 102.


   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

220

Schedule     7,     page     164,     leave out lines 3 to 13.

   

Mr David Heath
Dr Evan Harris

185

Schedule     7,     page     164,     leave out lines 8 to 13.

   

Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

221

Schedule     7,     page     164,     line     30,     leave out from beginning to end of line 38 on page 168.


   

Mr David Heath
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

186

Clause     103,     page     69,     line     10,     after 'offence', insert 'or in the case of an order made by virtue of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, following the person's conviction or acquittal of an offence,'.


   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathon Djangoly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

287

Clause     104,     page     69,     line     40,     leave out subsections (2) to (4) and insert—

    '(1A)   After section 8 (power of justice of the peace to authorise entry and search of premises), insert—

             "8A Specific premises and all premises warrants

          (1)   If on an application made by a constable a judge of the High Court or a Circuit judge is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing—

          (a) that a serious arrestable offence has been committed; and

          (b)      (i) that there is material on one or more premises specified in the application which is likely to be of substantial value (whether by itself or together with other material) to the investigation of the offence (in which case the application is for a specific premises warrant); or

          (ii) that there is material on any premises occupied or controlled by a person specified in the application, including such sets of premises as are so specified) which is likely to be of substantial value (whether by itself or together with other material) to the investigations of the offence (in which case the application is for an all premises warrant); and

          (c) that the material is likely to be relevant evidence; and

          (d) that it does not consist of or include items subject to legal privilege, excluded material or special procedure material; and

          (e) that any of the conditions specified in subsection (3) below applies,

             he may issue a warrant authorising a constable to enter and search the premises.

          (2)   Without prejudice to the satisfaction of the requirements set out in subsection (1), no application for an all premises warrant under subsection (1) is to be granted unless a judge of the High Court or a Circuit judge is further satisfied that—

          (a) there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is necessary to search premises occupied or controlled by the person in question which are not specified in the application in order to find the material; and

          (b) it is not reasonably practicable to specify in the application all the premises which he occupies or controls and which might need to be searched.".'.

   

Mr Andrew Mitchell
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

147

Clause     104,     page     70,     line     11,     after 'premises', insert 'reasonably believed to be'.


   

Mr Andrew McKenzie
Mr Jonathon Djangoly
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

289

Clause     105,     page     72,     line     1,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(1A)   After section 8 (power of justice of the peace to authorise entry and search of premises), insert—

             "8B Search warrants and multiple entries

          (1)   Any warrant granted under section 8 or section 8A may authorize entry to and search of premises on more than one occasion if, on the application, a judge of the High Court or a Circuit judge is satisfied that it is necessary to authorize multiple entries in order to achieve the purpose for which he issues the warrant.

          (2)   No warrant issued under section 8B(1) may specify more than three entries to the same premises under a period of 28 days.

          (3)   Where a warrant authorizes mutliple entries, the number of entries must be limited to a maximum of two further entries to the same premises within a period of 28 calendar days from the date when the first entry took place.".'.


   

Caroline Flint

256

Clause     107,     page     73,     line     33,     leave out 'provided in subsections (2) and (3)' and insert 'follows'.

 
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