Amendments proposed to the Northern Ireland (offences) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Mr Jeremy Hunt

115

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     36,     at end insert—

      '(e) that the applicant would not, in the opinion of a senior member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, be a danger to the public;

      (f) that the applicant has not been engaged, or is likely to be engaged, in the indirect incitement or glorification of acts of terrorism;

      (g) that the applicant is not concerned or likely to be concerned in any acts of criminality.'.

   

Lady Hermon

169

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     36,     at end insert—

      '(e) that the applicant in his application has disclosed all the offences committed by him to which this Act applies.'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt

48

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In making an application under subsection (1), the applicant must state—

      (a) all offences he wishes to have considered under the provisions of this Act;

      (b) the names of any organisations with which he was associated in the commission of those offences; and

      (c) that he does not support any organisation that is proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000 nor supports any acts of terrorism connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland.'.

   

Lady Hermon

251

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     37,     leave out subsections (4) to (7).

   

Lady Hermon

170

Clause     3,     page     2,     leave out line 41.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt

55

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     48,     at end insert—

      '(d) the names of any organisations stated under subsection (3A)'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

188

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     48,     at end insert—

      '(d) where paragraph (d) of subsection (2) applies, the conduct identified under subsection (6A).'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

238

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     48,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   Where paragraph (d) of subsection (2) applies, the commissioner must identify, so far as possible by date and place, the conduct constituting each relevant offence.

    (6B)   In subsection (6A) "relevant offence" means an offence other than an offence with which the applicant has been charged or of which he has been convicted, to which the certification commissioner believes he gave a full and truthful confession as mentioned in subsection (2)(d).'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alisdair McDonnell

257

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     5,     leave out 'or'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alisdair McDonnell

258

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     6,     at end insert 'or

      (d) an offence to which this Act applies constituted by conduct specified under subsection 6(d).'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Mr Jeremy Hunt

116

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   Before submitting a statement under subsection (2) (a) a senior member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland must consult and have regard to the views of—

      (a) the Independent Monitoring Commission,

      (b) the Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner, and

      (c) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.'.

   

Lady Hermon

252

Clause     3,     page     3,     leave out lines 11 to 13.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt

53

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     17,     at end add—

        '"Victim Impact Assessment Panel" means a body of persons with relevant professional qualifications established by the Secretary of State to establish the impact of the offences and the consequences of the provisions of this Act on victims.'.


   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt
Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood

56

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     19,     leave out 'or on behalf of'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

204

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     20,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt

57

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Commissioner may not consider an application if it is received more than 12 months after the provisions of this Act come into force.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Mr Jeremy Hunt

117

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   An application for a certificate of eligibility must be made by the applicant in the manner required by the certification commissioner within six months of this Act coming into force.'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt
Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood

58

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     21,     leave out '(or those acting on his behalf)'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

205

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     22,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

206

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     24,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

239

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4)   The commissioner must inform the following of all details of the application—

      (a) the Secretary of State;

      (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions;

      (c) the Chief Constable;

      (d) the Police Ombudsman;

      (e) the victim, where identifiable and practicable; and

      (f) the public, in such manner as the commissioner sees fit.'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

207

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Lembit Öpik
Lorely Burt

59

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     after 'State', insert ', the victims of the offences stated in the application'.

   

Lady Hermon

171

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     26,     leave out 'and'.

   

Lady Hermon

172

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     after 'Ireland', insert 'the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (incorporating the Royal Ulster Constabulary), the General Officer commanding in Northern Ireland, the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service.'.

   

Mr Peter Robinson
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
Sammy Wilson

14

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     at end insert ', following which victims and victims' families shall be notified.

    (4A)   Following notification under subsection (4), the Secretary of State shall publish the names of applicants in such manner as he sees fit.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Mr Jeremy Hunt

118

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   The commissioner must inform the Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner of the application.'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

190

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5)   Representations may be made to the Commissioner about the application by—

      (a) the Secretary of State;

      (b) the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland;

      (c) the Chief Constable;

      (d) the Police Ombudsman;

      (e) the victim; and

      (f) any member of the public.'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

208

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     28,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Ben Wallace
Mr Tobias Ellwood
Mr Jeremy Hunt

119

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Northern Ireland Victims Commissoner may make representations to the commissioner about the application.'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

209

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     30,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

210

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out 'he' and insert 'they'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

240

Clause     4,     page     3,     leave out lines 32 and 33 and insert—

      '(a) to the applicant

      (b) to the Secretary of State;

      (c) to the Chief Constable;

      (d) to the Police Ombudsman;

      (e) to the victim, where identifiable and practicable; and

      (f) to the public, in such manner as the commissioner sees fit.'.

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell

211

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     35,     leave out 'commissioner' and insert 'commissioners'.

 
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