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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 3rd November 2005

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

TERRORISM BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House [26th October 2005].

   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone
David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve

82

Clause     21,     page     19,     leave out lines 7 to 25 and insert—

    '(5A)   The cases in which an organisation promotes or encourages terrorism for the purposes of subsection (5)(c) include any case in which a person whilst acting in the capacity of an officer of that organisation commits an offence under sections 1 or 2 of the Terrorism Act 2005.'.

   

Mr William Cash

53

Page     19,     line     4,     leave out Clause 21.


   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone

87

Clause     5,     page     7,     line     22,     after 'any', insert 'relevant'.

   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone

88

Clause     5,     page     7,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '( )   In this section "relevant conduct" means conduct of a description specified in an order made by statutory instrument by the Secretary of State.

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


   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

57

Clause     6,     page     7,     line     32,     leave out 'or suspects'.

   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone

89

Clause     6,     page     7,     line     32,     after 'or', insert 'reasonably'.

   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

58

Clause     6,     page     8,     line     26,     at end add—

    '(4A)   It shall be a defence to an offence under section 6 (1), for the defendant to show that he reported any suspicion to the police or in the case of an employee to his employer or other person in authority over him.'.


   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone

42

Clause     8,     page     10,     line     13,     at end add—

    '(7)   It shall be a defence to a charge brought under this section for an accused person to show—

      (a) that he had no reasonable grounds for believing that the place was a place used for terrorist training; or

      (b) that the accused was in the place used for terrorist training for legitimate research purposes.'.

   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

59

Clause     8,     page     10,     line     14,     at end add—

    (7)   It shall be a defence to an offence under this section for a defendant to show on the balance of probabilities that his attendance at any place used for terrorist training was—

      (a) for the purpose of preventing the instruction or training taking place; or

      (b) for the purpose of gathering information about the instruction or training; or

      (c) involuntary.

   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Angus Robertson
Mr Alex Salmond
Hywel Williams
Adam Price
Stewart Hosie

64

Page     9,     line     20,     leave out Clause 8.


   

Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Angus Robertson
Mr Alex Salmond
Hywel Williams
Adam Price
Stewart Hosie

65

Clause     12,     page     12,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The courts shall not regard or refer to an offence of trespass under section 128(1) of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 as a terrorist offence unless they are satisfied that the offence is also an offence under section 5 of this Act.'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke

100

Clause     12,     page     12,     line     34,     at beginning insert 'so much of'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke

101

Clause     12,     page     12,     line     36,     leave out from 'force' to end of line 42 and insert 'as lies within the outer perimeter of the protection provided for those premises; and

      (b) so much of any other premises of which premises falling within paragraph (a) form a part as lies within that outer perimeter.'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke

102

Clause     12,     page     13,     line     11,     at beginning insert 'so much of'.

   

Mr Secretary Clarke

103

Clause     12,     page     13,     line     13,     leave out from 'force' to end of line 19 and insert 'as lies within the outer perimeter of the protection provided for those premises; and

      (b) so much of any other premises of which premises falling within paragraph (a) form a part as lies within that outer perimeter.'.


   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone
David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve

90

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     3,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone
David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve

91

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     5,     at end insert 'and

      (c) the action involves harm or the threat of harm to a national of the United Kingdom.'.


   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

104

Clause     18,     page     16,     line     36,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 37.

   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

105

Clause     18,     page     17,     line     1,     leave out from 'of' to 'a' in line 2.

   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

60

Page     16,     line     34,     leave out Clause 18.


   

Mr Richard Burden
John Austin

33

Clause     20,     page     17,     leave out lines 31 to 33.

   

Mr John Denham
Helen Goodman
Richard Burden
Jon Trickett
Steve McCabe
Tony Lloyd

69

Clause     20,     page     17,     line     33,     at end add 'but in respect of Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 17 such an action includes any action that is intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants, when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate the population, or to compel a government or an international organisation to do or to abstain from doing any act.'.

   

Mr William Cash
Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone
David Davis

52

Clause     20,     page     17,     leave out lines 38 and 39.


   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

106

Clause     25,     page     25,     line     22,     leave out 'or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)'.

   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

107

Clause     25,     page     25,     line     29,     leave out 'or a District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)'.


   

David Davis
Mr Dominic Grieve
Patrick Mercer
Mr Edward Garnier

108

Clause     30,     page     29,     line     15,     at end insert 'and the Secretary of State shall immediately provide an endorsement in writing of the decision to issue'.


   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone
Dr Evan Harris

83

Clause     31,     page     31,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(8)   Sections 17 and 18 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 shall cease to have effect.'.


   

Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Alan Simpson
Jeremy Corbyn
Ms Diane Abbott
Mrs Linda Riordan
John McDonnell

61

Clause     33,     page     32,     line     19,     at end add 'save and except where such government or international government organisation has, at the time of such use or threat, directly or indirectly been persistently responsible for acts that are in breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.'.

   

Mr Douglas Hogg

75

Clause     33,     page     32,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( )   for the purposes of this Act actions to be done outside the United Kingdom not involving the citizens of the United Kingdom or their property or the property of the government of the United Kingdom or of corporations registered in the United Kingdom or of businesses having an office in the United Kingdom and but for this subsection to be treated as acts of terrorism or Convention offences shall only be so treated if such actions are done with the intent of causing death or injury to persons who are not members of the armed or the security forces of the country where the acts are to be committed or are otherwise engaged in the administration of that country'.

   

Mr Mark Oaten
Mr Alistair Carmichael
Mr David Heath
Lynne Featherstone

84

Clause     33,     page     32,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '( )   In section 1(2)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000, leave out "serious damage to property" and insert "extensive destruction to property likely to endanger human life or result in major economic loss.".'.



 
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