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S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

170

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  252

 

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

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Lembit Öpik

 

Lorely Burt

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Negatived on division  56

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  204

 

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

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

171

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  58

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  205

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  206

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  207

 

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

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Lorely Burt

 

Not called  59

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  26,  after ‘State’, insert ‘, the victims of the offences stated in

 

the application’.


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

172

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  171

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  26,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  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

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  208

 

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


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

173

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  209

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  210

 

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

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  211

 

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

 

Mr Peter Robinson

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Sammy Wilson

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  41,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  212

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  42,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘commissioners’.


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

174

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Mark Durkan

 

Not called  120

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  44,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Mark Durkan

 

Not moved  121

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (f).

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  192

 

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

 

‘(8A)    

The rules may not include—

 

(a)    

provision allowing the Secretary of State to prevent information about an

 

applicant from being disclosed by the commissioner; or

 

(b)    

provision allowing the Secretary of State to prevent reasons that are

 

required to be given to any person under subsection (6) making reference

 

to any matter.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Negatived on division  242

 

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

 

‘(8A)    

The rules may not include provision about amendment of certificates of eligibility

 

(whether by the addition or deletion of certified offences or otherwise).’.

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  173

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  leave out lines 6 to 12 and insert ‘those notified of the application

 

under subsection (4) to the certification commissioner.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  213

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘commissioners’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  214

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out ‘his’ and insert ‘their’.


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

175

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Peter Robinson

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Sammy Wilson

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  13,  leave out subsection (11).

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  215

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  14,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘commissioners’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  216

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  16,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘commissioners’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  217

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  19,  leave out ‘commissioner’ and insert ‘commissioners’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Lady Hermon

 

Not selected  254

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Lady Hermon

 

Negatived on division  253

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  leave out lines 22 to 28 and insert ‘any proceedings already

 

commenced for—

 

    

 

(a)    

an offence to which this Act applies, or

 

(b)    

an offence committed before 10th April 1998 in connection with such an

 

offence,

 

    

are to be suspended until the application is determined.’.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alisdair McDonnell

 

Not called  259

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  23,  leave out from ‘applies’ to end of line 25 and insert

 

‘which would be certified within the meaning of section 3(7), were the application

 

granted,’.


 
 

S.C.B. Standing Committee Proceedings: 13th December 2005        

176

 

Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  122

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  27,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  123

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  29,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  255

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Where proceedings are suspended by virtue of subsection (1)(b) the court shall

 

not consider the fact of suspension in determining whether or not to grant bail.’.

 

Lady Hermon

 

Not called  256

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Where proceedings are suspended by virtue of subsection (1)(b) and any custody

 

time limit applies, that time limit shall also be suspended until the application is

 

determined.’.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Ben Wallace

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Mr Jeremy Hunt

 

Not called  124

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  leave out lines 33 and 34.

 

Mark Durkan

 

Dr Alasdair McDonnell

 

Not called  218

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  33,  leave out ‘commissioner certifies’ and insert

 

‘commissioners certify’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
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