Amendments proposed to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     99,     line     17     [Clause     135],     leave out 'which is required to be registered' and insert 'to which subsection (1A) applies'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     99,     line     21     [Clause     135],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   This subsection applies to a vehicle if—

      (a) vehicle excise duty is chargeable in respect of it, or

      (b) it is an exempt vehicle in respect of which regulations under this Act require a nil licence to be in force.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100,     line     20     [Clause     136],     at end insert ', or

      (b) a person authorised by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section (an "authorised person").

    (1A)   An authorised person exercising the power conferred by subsection (1) must, if so requested, produce evidence of his authority to exercise the power.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100     [Clause     136],     leave out lines 34 to 37 and insert—

      '(c) the person produces appropriate evidence of the agreement to the constable or authorised person at the time of the request or he produces such evidence in person, at a police station specified by him at the time of the request—

      (i) within 7 days after the date of the request, or

      (ii) as soon as is reasonably practicable.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100,     line     37     [Clause     136],     at end insert 'and—

      (d) the person has reasonable grounds for believing, or it is reasonable for him to expect, that the person from whom the vehicle has been leased or hired is able to produce, or require the production of, the registration document.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100,     line     37     [Clause     136],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In subsection (5)(c) "appropriate evidence" means—

      (a) a copy of the agreement, or

      (b) such other documentary evidence of the agreement as is prescribed in regulations under this section.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100,     line     39     [Clause     136],     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Where a requirement is imposed under subsection (1) by an authorised person a testing station provided under section 52(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 may be specified under subsection (4)(a) or (5)(c) instead of a police station.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     100,     line     39     [Clause     136],     at end insert—

    '(6B)   A person accused of an offence under this section is not entitled to the benefit of an exception conferred by or under this section unless evidence is adduced that is sufficient to raise an issue with respect to that exception, but where evidence is so adduced it is for the prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the exception does not apply.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     101,     line     1     [Clause     136],     after 'regulations', insert—

      '(a) prescribing descriptions of evidence for the purposes of subsection (5A);'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     101,     line     5,     leave out Clause 137.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     119,     line     39     [Clause     155],     leave out 'within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament' and insert—

      '(a) for the general purposes of this Act and would be within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament if it were included in an Act of that Parliament; or

      (b) for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to—

      (i) section 73, 139, 153 or Schedule 16,

      (ii) so far as extending to Scotland, any provision mentioned in section 160(4),

      (iii) so far as relating as mentioned in section 160(7), section 156(2) and Schedule 17,

      (iv) so far as having effect as mentioned in section 160(8)(a), section 91.

    (5A)   But an order under—

      (a) paragraph (b)(i) of subsection (5) in relation to section 153 or Schedule 16, or

      (b) paragraph (b)(iv) of that subsection,

    may be made only after consulting the Secretary of State.'.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     120,     line     2     [Clause     156],     at beginning insert—

    '(1)   Schedule (Remaining minor and consequential amendments) makes provision for remaining minor and consequential amendments.

    (2)   '.


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     121,     line     16     [Clause     160],     after '141', insert '(Part 5 of the Police Act 1997: Northern Ireland),'.


Mr Secretary Clarke
Mr Alex Salmond
Pete Wishard
Annabelle Ewing
Angus Robertson
Mr Michael Weir


Page     121,     line     30     [Clause     160],     leave out subsections (5) and (6).


Mr Secretary Clarke


Page     122,     line     22     [Clause     161],     leave out subsections (2) to (7) and insert—

    '(2)   Subject to the following provisions, this Act extends to England and Wales only.

    (3)   The following extend also to Scotland—

      (a) sections 1 to 52, 54 and 55,

      (b) sections 57 to 65, 67, 74 to 91, 93 to 101, 102(1) and (4) and 103,

      (c) section 117,

      (d) section 126,

      (e) sections 135 to (Power to seize etc. vehicles driven without licence or insurance), 139(6), 141, 146(1) and (2), 147, 148(1) and (2), 149(2), (Part 5 of the Police Act 1997: Northern Ireland) and 153(1),

      (f) sections 154, 155, 158 to 160 and this section,

      (g) Schedules 1, 3, 5 and 16.

    (4)   The following extend to Scotland only—

      (a) section 73 and 102(3),

      (b) sections 124 and 125(3),

      (c) sections 139(1) to (5), 149(1) and 153(2).

    (5)   The following extend also to Northern Ireland—

      (a) sections 1 to 52, 54 and 55,

      (b) sections 65, 68 to 71, 74 to 101, 102(1), (2) and (4) and 103,

      (c) section 117(1),

      (d) sections 123, 126 and 134,

      (e) sections 135(1), 136, 146(1) and (2), 147, 148, 149(2) and (Part 5 of the Police Act 1997: Northern Ireland),

      (f) sections 154, 155, 158 to 160 and this section,

      (g) Schedules 1, 3 and 5.

    (6)   The following extend to Northern Ireland only—

      (a) section 53(2),

      (b) section (Financial reporting orders: making in Northern Ireland),

      (c) section 125(2),

      (d) Part 2 of Schedule 11.

    (7)   The following have the same extent as the enactments to which they relate—

      (a) section 53(1) and Schedule 2,

      (b) section 56 and Schedule 4,

      (c) section (Minor and consequential amendments relating to Chapter 6) and Schedule 6,

      (d) section 142 and Schedule 12,

      (e) section 143 and Schedule 13,

      (f) section 144(5) (so far as it has effect for the purposes of Part 2 of Schedule 14) and that Part of that Schedule,

      (g) section 146(3) and Schedule 15,

      (h) sections 151(5) and 152,

      (i) (subject to subsection (8)) section 156(2) and Schedule 17.

    (8)   So far as Schedule 17 contains a repeal or revocation of an enactment which corresponds to the repeal or revocation of that enactment by another provision of this Act, that Schedule and section 156(2) have the same extent as that other provision.

    (9)   So far as they relate to any provision of this Act which extends to any place outside the United Kingdom, sections 154, 155, 159, 160 and this section also extend there.

    (10)   Subsection (2) does not apply to the following—

      (a) section 150, or

      (b) any provision of Schedule 7 which makes provision as to its extent.'.



Mr Secretary Clarke


To move the following Schedule:—

'Remaining minor and consequential amendments

Search warrants

      Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934 (c. 56)

     In section 2 of the Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934 (which makes provision about search warrants), in subsection (2), for "one month" substitute "three months".

      Public Order Act 1936 (1Edw. 8 & 1 Geo.6 c. 6)

     In section 2 of the Public Order Act 1936 (prohibition of quasi-military organisations), in subsection (5), for "one month" substitute "three months".

      Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c. 54)

     In section 15 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (entry and search of premises), in subsection (1), for "one month" substitute "three months".

      Licensing Act 1964 (c. 26)

     Until their repeal by the Licensing Act 2003 (c.17), the following provisions of the Licensing Act 1964 have effect as if for "one month" there were substituted "three months"—

        section 54 (search warrants relating to clubs),

        section 85(1) (search warrants relating to parties organised for gain),

        section 187(1) (search warrants relating to sale of alcohol).

      Biological Weapons Act 1974 (c. 6)

     In section 4 of the Biological Weapons Act 1974 (powers to search etc.), in subsection (1)(a), for "one month" substitute "three months".

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

    (1) The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as follows.

    (2) In section 109 (search warrants), in subsection (3)(b), for "28 days" substitute "three months".

    (3) In section 200 (search warrants), in subsection (3)(b), for "28 days" substitute "three months".

    (4) In section 297B (search warrants), in subsection (3)(b), for "28 days" substitute "three months".

      Computer Misuse Act 1990 (c. 18)

     In section 14 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (search warrants), in subsection (3)(b), for "twenty-eight days" substitute "three months".

      Trade Marks Act 1994 (c. 26)

     In section 92A of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (search warrants), in subsection (3)(b), for "28 days" substitute "three months".'.

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