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Director's confidentiality orders: directors etc.|
Mr Andrew Mitchell
NC22To move the following Clause:
'(1) In section 723C(1) of the Companies Act 1985 (effect of confidentiality orders), the words "that were contained in a document delivered to the registrar after the order came into force" are replaced by "that are contained in a document delivered to the registrar at any time".
(2) In section 723D(3)(b) of that Act (construction of sections 723B and 723C) the words "after the order came into force" are replaced by "at any time".
(3) In section 723B(3), (7), (8)(d), (9), section 723C(1), (6)(a), (7)(a) and 723D(4) of that Act and in the headings to the said sections 723B and 723C, the words "confidentiality order" and "confidentiality orders" are replaced by "director's confidentiality order" and "director's confidentiality orders" as the case may be.".'.
Confidentiality orders: miscellaneous
Mr Andrew Mitchell
NC23To move the following Clause:
'(1) The following amendments are made to the Companies Act 1985.
(2) In section 709(1) (Inspection, etc of records kept by the registrar), "section 723B" is replaced by "sections 723B, 723CA, 723CB, 723CC and 723CD".
(3) In section 356, (inspection of register of members), after subsection (6), the following subsection is inserted
"(7) Subsections (1) and (6) are subject to sections 723CA and 723CB."
(4) In section 408, (right to inspect instruments which create charges, etc), after subsection (4), the following subsection is inserted
"(5) Subsections (1) and (4) are subject to sections 723CC.".
(5) In section 723C(4) (effect of confidentiality order), "confidentiality order" is replaced by "relevant confidentiality order".
(6) In section 723D (construction of sections 723B and 723C)
"'relevant confidentiality order' means a director's confidentiality order, individual member's confidentiality order, company members' confidentiality order or chargee's confidentiality order;"
(7) In section 723E(1) (offences), "section 723B" is replaced by "sections 723B, 723D, 723E, 723F or 723G".'.
Economic damage to companies
Mr Andrew Mitchell
NC26To move the following Clause:
'(1) A person ("person A") commits an offence under this section if by acting in accordance with subsection (2) he causes financial damage to another person ("person B"), with the purpose of representing to person B, or persuading person B
(2) A person acts in accordance with this subsection if those actions
(3) A connected person, for the purposes of subsection (2) above, means
(4) A constable may arrest without warrant anyone whom he reasonably suspects to be committing an offence within subsection (1) above.
(5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable
Causing death or serious injury by negligent driving
NC27To move the following Clause:
'(1) The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) is amended as follows.
After section 2A (Meaning of dangerous driving) insert
"2B Causing death or serious injury by negligent driving
2C Meaning of negligent driving
A person is to be regarded as driving negligently if he drives without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place."
(2) The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) is amended as follows.
In Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) (prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts), after the entry relating to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 insert a new entry
NEW SCHEDULE RELATING TO PARTS 4 AND 5
NS1To move the following Schedule:
'PARENTAL COMPENSATION ORDERS
"13A Parental compensation orders
(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, a magistrates' court may make an order under this section (a "parental compensation order") if on the application of a local authority it is satisfied, on the civil standard of proof
(2) A court shall not make a parental compensation order unless it has been notified by the Secretary of State that arrangements for implementing such orders are available in the area in which it appears that the child resides or will reside and the notice has not been withdrawn.
(3) The condition is that the child has taken, or caused loss of or damage to, property in the course of
(4) A parental compensation order is an order which requires any person specified in the order who is a parent or guardian of the child (other than a local authority) to pay compensation of an amount specified in the order to any person or persons specified in the order who is, or are, affected by the taking of the property or its loss or damage.
(5) The amount of compensation specified may not exceed £5,000 in all.
(6) The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (5) above so as to substitute a different amount.
(7) For the purposes of collection and enforcement, a parental compensation order is to be treated as if it were a sum adjudged to be paid on the conviction by the magistrates' court which made the order of the person or persons specified in the order as liable to pay the compensation.
(8) In this section and section 13B and 13C, "local authority" has the same meaning as in the 1989 Act.
13B Parental compensation orders: the compensation
(1) When specifying the amount of compensation for the purposes of section 13A(4) above, the magistrates' court shall take into account
(2) If property taken is recovered before compensation is ordered to be paid in respect of it
(3) The court shall specify in the order how and by when the compensation is to be paid (for example, it may specify that the compensation is to be paid by instalments, and specify the date by which each instalment must be paid).
(4) For the purpose of ascertaining the means of the parent or guardian, the court may, before specifying the amount of compensation, order him to provide the court, within such period as it may specify in the order, such a statement of his financial circumstances as the court may require.
(5) A person who without reasonable excuse fails to comply with an order under subsection (4) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(6) If, in providing a statement of his financial circumstances pursuant to an order under subsection (4), a person
he is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.
(7) Proceedings in respect of an offence under subsection (6) may, despite anything in section 127(1) of the 1980 Act (limitation of time), be commenced at any time within two years from the date of the commission of the offence or within six months of its first discovery by the local authority, whichever period expires earlier.
13C Parental compensation orders: supplemental
(1) Before deciding whether or not to make a parental compensation order in favour of any person, the magistrates' court shall take into account the views of that person about whether a parental compensation order should be made in his favour.
(2) Before making a parental compensation order, the magistrates' court shall obtain and consider information about the child's family circumstances and the likely effect of the order on those circumstances.
(3) Before making a parental compensation order, a magistrates' court shall explain to the parent or guardian of the child in ordinary language
(4) A magistrates' court which has made a parental compensation order may make an order under subsection (5) below if while the order is in force
(5) An order under this subsection is an order discharging the parental compensation order or varying it
(6) Where an application under subsection (4)(a) above for the discharge of a parental compensation order is dismissed, no further application for its discharge shall be made under that subsection by any person except with the consent of the court which made the order.
(7) References in this section to the magistrates' court which made a parental compensation order include any magistrates' court acting in the same local justice area as that court.
13D Parental compensation orders: appeal
(1) If a magistrates' court makes a parental compensation order, the parent or guardian may appeal against the making of the order, or against the amount of compensation specified in the order.
(2) The appeal lies to the Crown Court.
(3) On the appeal the Crown Court
(4) Any order of the Crown Court made on an appeal under this section (other than one directing that an application be re-heard by a magistrates' court) shall, for the purposes of section 13C above, be treated as if it were an order of the magistrates' court from which the appeal was brought and not an order of the Crown Court.
(5) A person in whose favour a parental compensation order is made shall not be entitled to receive any compensation under it until (disregarding any power of a court to grant leave to appeal out of time) there is no further possibility of an appeal on which the order could be varied or set aside.
13E Effect of parental compensation order on subsequent award of damages in civil proceedings
(1) This section has effect where
(2) The damages in the civil proceedings shall be assessed without regard to the parental compensation order, but the claimant may recover only an amount equal to the aggregate of the following
(3) The claimant may not enforce the judgment, so far as it relates to such a sum as is mentioned in subsection (2)(b), without the permission of the court."
(a) after "paragraph (a)" insert ", (aa)",
(b) after "child safety order," insert "parental compensation order,".
""parental compensation order" has the meaning given by section 13A(1) above;".