Amendments proposed to the Violent Crime Reduction Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

297

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     16,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   If the Secretary of State is satisfied that any imitation firearm, or type, model or class of imitation firearm, will create a danger to public safety, he may by regulations, made after consulting such persons or bodies appearing to him to represent those trading in, or using, imitation firearms as he shall consider appropriate, prohibit—

      (a) the manufacture of such imitation firearms;

      (b) the modification of firearms or imitation firearms so that they become such imitation firearms;

      (c) the sale of such imitation firearms; and

      (d) the bringing into Great Britain of such imitation firearms,

    unless the imitation firearms conform to such specifications and conditions as may be set out in the regulations.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

277

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     16,     after 'requiring', insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

273

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     17,     at end, leave out 'are'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

274

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     18,     at beginning, insert 'are'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

275

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     18,     at end, leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

276

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     19,     leave out 'approved by such persons and in such manner as may be so set out' and insert 'must be subject to proper consultation and consideration by a working group consisting of a wide group of expert practitioners.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

278

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     21,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

279

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     23,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

280

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     25,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

281

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     27,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

282

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     28,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

283

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     40,     leave out 'an' and insert 'a realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

284

Clause     31,     page     33,     line     42,     after 'of', insert 'realistic'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

285

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     13,     leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

286

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     15,     leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

298

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     17,     leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert—

    '(3)   Where a person is charged with an offence under this section by reason of his own conduct it shall be a defence that—

      (a) he believed that the individual was aged 18 or over, and

      (b) either—

      (i) he had taken all reasonable steps to establish the individual's age, or

      (ii) nobody could reasonably have suspected from the individual's appearance that he was aged under 18.

    (4)   For the purposes of subsection (3), a person is treated as having taken all reasonable steps to establish an individual's age if—

      (a) he asked the individual for evidence of his age, and

      (b) the evidence would have convinced a reasonable person.

    (5)   Where a person ("the accused") is charged with an offence under this section, by reason of the Act or default of some other person, it is a defence that the accused exercised all due diligence to avoid committing it.

    (6)   Subsection (1) does not apply where the individual buys or attempts to buy the imitation firearm at the request of a constable or an inspector of weights and measures, who is acting in the course of his duty.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

287

Clause     32,     page     34,     line     30,     in column 2, leave out 'an' and insert 'realistic'.


   

Lynne Featherstone
John Thurso

158

Clause     34,     page     35,     line     33,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

67

Clause     34,     page     35,     line     34,     leave out 'eighteen' and insert 'nineteen'.

   

Lynne Featherstone
John Thurso

159

Clause     34,     page     36,     line     11,     at end insert—

      '(d) for the purposes of official battle re-enactments and similar events including veterans' fairs.'.

   

Hazel Blears

303

Clause     34,     page     36,     line     16,     at end insert—

          '(11D)   The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument—

          (a) provide for exceptions and exemptions from the offence under subsection (1) above or from the prohibition in subsection (4) above; and

          (b) provide for it to be a defence in proceedings for such an offence, or for an offence under section 50(2) or (3) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, to show the matters specified or described in the regulations.

          (11E)   A statutory instrument containing an order under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

56

Clause     34,     page     36,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(6)   A court shall, on a person's first conviction for an offence under Section 139(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Placed article), pass a minimum custodial sentence of 3 months, unless exceptional circumstances exist in relation to the offence or the offender which justify its not so doing.'.


   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

57

Clause     35,     page     36,     line     38,     leave out 'the search' and insert 'searches'.

   

Hazel Blears

102

Clause     35,     page     37,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( )   A person who seizes anything under subsection (6) must deliver it to a police constable as soon as reasonably practicable.

    ( )   The Police (Property) Act 1897 (disposal of property in the possession of the police) shall apply to property which has come into the possession of a police constable under this section as it applies to property which has come into the possession of the police in the circumstances mentioned in that Act.'.

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

58

Clause     35,     page     37,     line     17,     leave out from 'includes' to end of line 17 and insert 'all clothing save underwear and shoes'.


   

Hazel Blears

292

Clause     36,     page     37,     line     28,     after, '25' insert ', (Sales of air weapons by way of trade or business to be face to face)'.

   

Hazel Blears

103

Clause     36,     page     37,     line     33,     leave out paragraph (d).

   

Hazel Blears

293

Clause     36,     page     37,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '( )   Sections 28 and 29 bind persons in the service of Her Majesty; and for the purposes of—

      (a) this section,

      (b) those sections, and

      (c) any rule of law under which any of the provisions of section 24, 25, (Sales of air weapons by way of trade or business to be face to face), 30 or 31 do not bind the Crown,

    a person is in the service of Her Majesty if he is deemed to be in such service (or to be in the naval, military or air service of Her Majesty) for the purposes of and under section 54 of the 1968 Act (Crown application).'.


   

Hazel Blears

107

Schedule     1,     page     42,     line     25,     leave out sub-paragraph (a) and insert—

            '(a)   for subsection (1) substitute—

          "(1)   An application for a banning order in respect of any person may be made by—

          (a) the relevant chief officer, or

          (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions,

        if it appears to him that the condition in subsection (2) is met."'.

   

Hazel Blears

108

Schedule     1,     page     44,     line     8,     at end insert—

      'New relevant offence

    "8A (1) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 (offences), in subparagraphs (c), (k), and (q) after "under section" insert "4A or".

    (2) An offence is not a relevant offence by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) if it was committed before the commencement of this paragraph.'.

 
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