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

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Alcohol Disorder Zone (Designation) Tribunal for Wales

   

Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Mark Prisk

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   There shall be a tribunal to be known as the Alcohol Disorder Zone (Designation) Tribunal for Wales.

    (2)   Sections Appeals against designation of zones to Tribunal President shall apply in relation to that tribunal as they apply in relation to the Alcohol Disorder Zone (Designation) Tribunal, but as if—

(a) functions of the Secretary of State were functions of the National Assembly for Wales,

(b) references to the Secretary of State were references to the National Assembly for Wales,

(c) requirements for the Treasury's consent were omitted.

    (3)   The powers of the National Assembly for Wales under sections 16B(4) and (5) and 16C(2) are exercisable only with the agreement of the Secretary of State.'.


NEW SCHEDULE

   

Hazel Blears

NS1

To move the following Schedule:—

'weapons, etc: corresponding provisions for northern ireland

Using someone to mind a weapon

Penalty for offence under paragraph 1

Minimum sentence for certain firearms offences

"(iv) an offence under any of the provisions of this Order listed in paragraph (1A) in respect of a firearm or ammunition specified in Article 3(1)(a) or Article 45(1)(a), (aa), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (g) or (2)(a), and".

    "(1A)   The provisions are—

(a) Article 58 (possession of a firearm with intent);

(b) Article 59 (use of firearm to resist arrest);

(c) Article 60 (carrying a firearm with criminal intent);

(d) Article 61(1) (carrying a firearm in a public place);

(e) Article 62 (trespassing in a building with a firearm)."

Restriction on sale and purchase of ammunition loading presses

Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms

(c) has as its purpose, or one of its purposes, the preservation, display and interpretation of material of historical, artistic or scientific interest; and

(d) gives the public access to it.

(e) was a firearm; but

(f) has been so rendered incapable of discharging a shot, bullet or other missile as no longer to be a firearm;

(g) a firearm of an actual make or model of modern firearm (whether existing or discontinued); or

(h) something falling within a description which could be used for identifying, by reference to their appearance, the firearms falling within a category of actual modern firearms which, even though they include firearms of different makes or models (whether existing or discontinued) or both, all have the same or a similar appearance.

Specification for imitation firearms

Supplying imitation firearms to minors

    "66A   Supplying imitation firearms to minors

    (1)   It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 to purchase an imitation firearm.

    (2)   It is an offence to sell an imitation firearm to a person under the age of 18.

    (3)   In proceedings for an offence under paragraph (2) it is a defence to show that the person charged with the offence—

(a) believed the other person to be aged 18 or over; and

(b) had reasonable ground for that belief."

"Article 66A(1) or (2)Acquisition
by a minor of
an imitation firearm
and supplying him.
Summary 6 months or level
5 or both.".

Increase of maximum sentence for possessing an imitation firearm

Sale etc. of knives and other weapons

    "(11A)   It shall be a defence for a person charged in respect of conduct of his relating to a weapon to which this section applies—

(a) with an offence under subsection (1) above, or

(b) with an offence under section 50(2) or (3) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979,

    (11B)   Those purposes are—

(a) the purposes of theatrical performances and of rehearsals for such performances;

(b) the production of films (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 - see section 5B of that Act);

(c) the production of television programmes (within the meaning of the Communications Act 2003 - see section 405(1) of that Act).

    (11C)   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.

    (11D)   For the purposes of this section a person shall be taken to have shown a matter specified in subsection (5), (8), (9) or (11A) above if—

(a) sufficient evidence of that matter is adduced to raise an issue with respect to it; and

(b) the contrary is not proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

    (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."

Sale etc. of crossbows

Supplemental


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [20th JUNE 2005]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Violent Crime Reduction 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 Tuesday 25th October 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.

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

Other 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 [13th OCTOBER 2005]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Violent Crime Reduction Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 13th October) meet—

(a) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18th October;

(b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 20th October;

(c) at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 25th October; and

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order namely Clauses 1 to 23; Clauses 24 to 37; Schedule 1; Clause 38; Schedule 2; Clauses 39 to 44; Schedule 3; Clause 45; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 25th October.


 
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