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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 15th March 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE C


CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) (HOUSEHOLDER PROTECTION) BILL

   

Mr Paul Goggins

10

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out from 'force' to end of line 11 and insert 'if the degree of force used was reasonable in the circumstances.'.

   

Harry Cohen

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 12 and 13.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1C)   Subsection (1A) does not apply unless these conditions are met—

      (a) the building, or part of the building, in question is a house;

      (b) the person who uses the force is the householder.'.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1D)   In this section "house" means any dwelling (including a flat, caravan or boat).'.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1E)   In this section any reference to a house, or part of a house, includes a reference to any garden or other ground belonging to that house or that part.'.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1F)   In this section "householder", in relation to a house, means any person who occupies the house as his residence.'.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

8

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1G)   For the purpose of this section it does not matter whether a person occupies a house as his only residence, his main residence, or otherwise as his residence, including occupation as a holiday or other temporary residence.'.

   

Mr Stephen Pound

9

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(1H)   For the purpose of this section a person is not to be regarded as occupying a house as his residence if that occupation is as a trespasser.'.


   

Lady Hermon

11

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     leave out 'only' and insert 'and Northern Ireland.'.


 
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