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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 1st February 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE F


DRUGS BILL

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

35

Clause     3,     page     4,     line     22,     at end insert—

      '(d) a prison officer'.


   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

36

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     22,     leave out from 'officer' to 'has'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

37

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     25,     leave out 'a Class A' and insert 'or can be reasonably suspected to have swallowed any controlled drug'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

40

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     25,     at end insert 'within 3 hours of the authorisation by that officer'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

38

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     26,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

39

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     29,     leave out '(or both)'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

41

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     42,     at end insert—

      '(d) a purpose built facility for carrying out searches authorised under this legislation'.


   

John Mann

18

Clause     7,     page     8,     line     34,     after 'A', insert 'or class B'.

   

John Mann

19

Clause     7,     page     9,     line     3,     after 'A', insert 'or class B'.

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

8

Clause     7,     page     9,     line     9,     leave out paragraph (a).


   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael

42

Clause     8,     page     10,     line     42,     at end add, 'This power can only be exercised where the taking of an x-ray or the carrying out of an ultrasound scan has established the possibility of the person being detained having swallowed a substance reasonably believed to be controlled drugs.'.


   

John Mann

20

Clause     9,     page     11,     line     14,     after 'person', insert ', who may be his GP,'.


   

John Mann

21

Clause     10,     page     12,     line     17,     after 'a', insert 'GP or other'.

   

John Mann

22

Clause     10,     page     12,     line     26,     after 'assessor', insert 'and his GP'.


   

John Mann

23

Clause     21,     page     21,     line     8,     leave out 'A' and insert 'C'.


   

John Mann

24

Clause     21,     page     21,     line     9,     leave out 'A' and insert 'C'.


New Clauses

Inclusion of khat as a Class A drug

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    'In Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (c. 38) (Class A drugs), in paragraph 1, insert at the appropriate place—"Khat which contains cathinone or cathine.".'.


Treatment

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'Any person convicted of a drugs offence must submit to a drugs treatment programme.'.


Suspension of general practitioners

   

Mr Henry Bellingham

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    'Any general practitioner working in the field of drug treatment and rehabilitation who is suspended as a consequence of their work will have the automatic right of appeal to the Secretary of State to have the period of their suspension reduced from the current mandatory period of five years.'.


Classification of cannabis as Class B

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971[2] (which specifies the drugs which are subject to control under that Act) shall be amended as follows.

    (2)   In paragraph (a) of Part I of that Schedule, insert at an appropriate place "Cannabinol, except where contained in cannabis or cannabis resin" and "Cannabinol derivatives".

    (3)   In paragraph (a) of Part II of that Schedule, insert at an appropriate place "Cannabis and cannabis resin".

    (4)   In paragraph (a) of Part III of that Schedule, "Cannabinol", "Cannabinol derivatives" and "Cannabis and cannabis resin" shall be deleted.

    (5)   In paragraph 1(d) of Part III of that Schedule, "cannabinol or a cannabinol derivative" shall be deleted.'.


Drug prevention in schools

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall produce a report which will set out how random drug testing could be introduced in all schools and what provision of funding would be made available'.


Further drug prevention in schools

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall produce a report which will set out how police sniffer dogs could be provided to schools to enable random drugs searches to take place.'.


Drug testing those under 18

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    'The Secretary of State shall produce a report examining what measures would need to be taken to introduce compulsory drugs testing on all persons under 18 arrested for possession of drugs.'.


Mandatory sentencing

   

Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Crispin Blunt

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Those convicted of providing drugs to persons aged 16 and under will have an automatic custodial sentence to be specified by the Secretary of State.

    (2)   Those convicted of intent to supply drugs and are repeat offenders will have an automatic custodial sentence to be specified by the Secretary of State.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [TUESDAY 18th JANUARY 2005

That the following provisions shall apply to the Drugs Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 3rd February 2005.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming Committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [27th JANUARY 2005]

That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Drugs Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.10 a.m. on Thursday 27th January) meet—

      (a) at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 27th January;

      (b) at 9.10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 1st February and Thursday 3rd February;

    (2)   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.55 p.m. on Thursday 3rd February.


 
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