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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3rd July 2007

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Other Amendments not tabled within the required notice period are marked thus Parliamentary Star - white

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [26th June 2007].

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

109

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  29,  at end insert ‘or non-disclosure is authorised under any

 

other enactment’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

Nick Herbert

 

110

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  15,  leave out ‘5 years’ and insert ‘1 year’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

176

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out ‘5 years’ and insert ‘1 year’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

9

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out subsections (5) and (6).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

111

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out ‘does not’ and insert ‘shall’.


 
 

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

112

 

Clause  17,  page  10,  line  25,  at end insert ‘unless a period of not less than 12 months

 

has elapsed since the date when the order, or any provision of an order, ceases to be in

 

force.’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

113

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  29,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsections (4) and

 

(4A)’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

114

 

Clause  18,  page  11,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

If a change in circumstances is identified under subsection (4), the court may vary

 

the serious crime prevention order to the extent that the court considers that the

 

order has become unfair to the subject of the order or that the terms of the order

 

are disproportionate having regard to that person’s interests or to the public

 

interest.’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

115

 

Clause  19,  page  11,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

If a change in circumstances is identified under subsection (3) and the court

 

considers that the order or any provision thereof has—

 

(a)    

become unfair to the subject of the order, or

 

(b)    

disproportionate having regard to the interests of that person and the

 

public interest,

 

    

the court may discharge the order or any provision thereof to the extent that it

 

thinks fit.’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

116

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  19,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

117

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  23,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

118

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  23,  at end insert ‘in respect of which has been sentenced to

 

an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years and to whom section

 

1(ab) of this Act applies’.


 
 

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

119

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  25,  leave out ‘it has reasonable grounds to believe’ and

 

insert ‘is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

120

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  38,  leave out ‘appropriate’ and insert ‘necessary, just and

 

proportionate’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

121

 

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  44,  leave out from ‘concerned;’ to the end of line 1 on page

 

13.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

122

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  7,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

123

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

124

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  15,  leave out ‘has reasonable grounds to believe’ and

 

insert ‘is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

125

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  17,  at end insert ‘or if it considers that there has been a

 

change of circumstances and that, by reason of that change, the order has become unfair

 

to any person affected by it including the person who is the subject of the order’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

126

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  29,  at end insert ‘or by the person who is the subject of the

 

order’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

127

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

An appeal against a decision of the High Court in relation to a serious crime

 

prevention order may be made to the Court of Appeal by—

 

(a)    

the person who is the subject of the order;

 

(b)    

the relevant applicant authority; or


 
 

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(c)    

by any person who was given an opportunity to make representations in

 

the proceedings concerned by virtue of section 10(1), (2) or (as the case

 

may be) (3).’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

128

 

Clause  27,  page  16,  line  4,  at end insert ‘only where the court considers it just and

 

proportionate to make such an order of forfeiture’.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

36

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  28,  after ‘to’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

37

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  29,  leave out ‘as if it were’ and insert ‘; and

 

(b)    

the company’s winding up;

 

    

as it applies in relation to’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

38

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  30,  leave out ‘(petition for’ and insert ‘for the winding up

 

of a company and the company’s winding up (’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

39

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  43,  leave out ‘has effect’ and insert ‘applies for the

 

purposes of this section’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

40

 

Clause  28,  page  17,  line  2,  after ‘appropriate,’, insert ‘in relation’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

41

 

Clause  28,  page  17,  line  3,  at end insert ‘and the relevant body’s winding up’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

42

 

Clause  28,  page  17,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

No petition may be presented to, or order to wind up made by, a court in Scotland

 

by virtue of this section in respect of a company, partnership or relevant body

 

whose estate may be sequestrated under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

 

(c. 66).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3rd July 2007                  

131

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

43

 

Clause  28,  page  17,  line  28,  leave out ‘Scotland or’.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

44

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  8,  after ‘to’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

45

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  8,  leave out ‘as if it were’ and insert ‘; and

 

(b)    

the company’s winding up;

 

    

as it applies in relation to’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

46

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  9,  leave out ‘(petition for’ and insert ‘for the winding up of

 

a company and the company’s winding up (’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

47

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  22,  leave out ‘has effect’ and insert ‘applies for the

 

purposes of this section’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

48

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  25,  after ‘appropriate,’, insert ‘in relation’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

49

 

Clause  29,  page  18,  line  26,  at end insert ‘and the relevant body’s winding up’.

 


 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

18

 

Clause  34,  page  22,  line  35,  leave out ‘civil’ and insert ‘criminal’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

19

 

Clause  34,  page  22,  line  36,  leave out subsection (2).

 



 
 

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

20

 

Clause  35,  page  22,  line  40,  leave out ‘civil’ and insert ‘criminal’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

21

 

Clause  35,  page  23,  line  1,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

22

 

Clause  35,  page  23,  line  3,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

50

 

Clause  35,  page  23,  line  9,  leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

 

‘(4)    

The Crown Court, when exercising its jurisdiction in England and Wales under

 

this Part, is a criminal court for the purposes of Part 7 of the Courts Act 2003

 

(c. 39) (procedure rules and practice directions).’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

133

 

Schedule  2,  page  54,  line  28,  leave out paragraph 2.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

134

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  line  26,  leave out paragraph 7.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

135

 

Schedule  2,  page  56,  line  17,  leave out paragraph 13.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

136

 

Schedule  2,  page  57,  line  1,  leave out paragraph 17.

 


 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

5

 

Clause  37,  page  23,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

Notwithstanding this, the rules on admissibility of evidence to be observed in

 

such proceedings shall be the same as those observed in trials on indictment; and

 

no person shall be required in such proceedings to answer any question or to


 
 

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133

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

produce any document which he could not be required to answer or produce in

 

similar proceedings in a trial on indictment.’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

131

 

Clause  38,  page  23,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where a law enforcement officer has retained an original document under

 

subsection (1) he shall—

 

(a)    

on the request of the person who is the subject of the serious crime

 

prevention order; or

 

(b)    

at the request of any person who was given the opportunity to make

 

representations in the proceedings concerned by virtue of section 10(1),

 

(2) or (as the case may be) (3);

 

    

provide that person with a copy of the retained document unless, on application

 

of a person mentioned in this subsection, a court to which an application is made

 

otherwise orders.’.

 


 

Nick Herbert

 

173

 

Clause  41,  page  25,  line  26,  leave out ‘foreseeable’ and insert ‘reasonable’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

152

 

Clause  42,  page  25,  line  31,  at beginning insert ‘at the time that he does the act’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

7

 

Clause  42,  page  25,  line  33,  at end add ‘; and

 

(c)    

his act was unreasonable’.

 


 

Nick Herbert

 

174

 

Clause  43,  page  26,  line  12,  leave out ‘an’ and insert ‘a specified’.

 



 
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