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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 26th October 2006

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Fraud Bill [Lords]


 

New Clause

 

Abolition of offence of conspiracy to defraud

 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Hunter

 

Withdrawn  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The common law offence of conspiracy to defraud is abolished for all purposes

 

not relating to offences wholly or partly committed before the commencement of

 

this Act.

 

(2)    

An offence is partly committed before the commencement of this Act if—

 

(a)    

a relevant event occurs before its commencement, and

 

(b)    

another relevant event occurs on or after its commencement.

 

(3)    

“Relevant event”, in relation to an offence, means any act, omission or other

 

event (including any result of one or more acts or omissions) proof of which is

 

required for conviction of the offence.’.

 


 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Hunter

 

Withdrawn  1

 

Page  2,  line  22  [Clause  4],  leave out ‘occupies a position in which he’ and insert

 

‘by reason of position,’.

 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Hunter

 

Not called  2

 

Page  2,  line  22  [Clause  4],  leave out ‘expected’ and insert ‘under a fiduciary duty’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 26th October 2006              

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Fraud Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Hunter

 

Not selected  3

 

Page  4,  line  1  [Clause  9],  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

for any fraudulent purpose.’.

 


 

Mr David Heath

 

Mark Hunter

 

Not called  4

 

Page  6,  line  11  [Clause  15],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State may not appoint a day by order for section (Abolition of

 

conspiracy to defraud) until he has received a report on the operation of this Act,

 

and in any case not earlier than three years after the commencement of the Act.’.

 

Bill read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

 


 
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