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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 19th June 2007

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

1-2, 3-5 and 7-9

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords]

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

24

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘Armed robbery etc.

 

4A  (1)  

An offence under section 8(1) of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60) (robbery) where

 

the use or threat of force involves a firearm, an imitation firearm or an

 

offensive weapon.

 

      (2)  

An offence at common law of an assault with intent to rob where the assault

 

involves a firearm, imitation firearm or an offensive weapon.

 

      (3)  

In this paragraph—

 

“firearm” has the meaning given by section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 1968

 

(c. 27);

 

“imitation firearm” has the meaning given by section 57(4) of that Act;

 

“offensive weapon” means any weapon to which section 141 of the

 

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) (offensive weapons) applies.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

25

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  27,  leave out ‘either’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

26

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

section 329 (acquisition, use and possession of criminal property).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19th June 2007                  

12

 

Serious Crime Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

27

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  33,  at beginning insert—

 

      ‘()  

An offence under section 17 of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60) (false accounting).’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

28

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘Offences in relation to public revenue

 

6A  (1)  

An offence under section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act

 

1979 (c. 2) (fraudulent evasion of duty etc.) so far as not falling within

 

paragraph 1(2)(c) or 3(1)(b) above.

 

      (2)  

An offence under section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

 

(fraudulent evasion of VAT etc.).

 

      (3)  

An offence under section 144 of the Finance Act 2000 (c. 17) (fraudulent

 

evasion of income tax).

 

      (4)  

An offence under section 35 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21) (tax credit

 

fraud).

 

      (5)  

An offence at common law of cheating in relation to the public revenue.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

29

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘Armed robbery etc.

 

18A(1)  

An offence under section 8(1) of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 16

 

(N.I.)) (robbery) where the use or threat of force involves a firearm, an

 

imitation firearm or an offensive weapon.

 

      (2)  

An offence at common law of an assault with intent to rob where the assault

 

involves a firearm, imitation firearm or an offensive weapon.

 

      (3)  

In this paragraph—

 

“firearm” and “imitation firearm” have the meaning given by Article 2(2) of

 

the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/702 (N.I.3));

 

“offensive weapon” means any weapon to which section 141 of the

 

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) (offensive weapons) applies.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

30

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  4,  leave out ‘either’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

31

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

section 329 (acquisition, use and possession of criminal property).’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

32

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  10,  at beginning insert—

 

      ‘()  

An offence under section 17 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c. 16

 

(N.I.)) (false accounting).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19th June 2007                  

13

 

Serious Crime Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

33

 

Schedule  1,  page  52,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘Offences in relation to public revenue

 

20A(1)  

An offence under section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act

 

1979 (c. 2) (fraudulent evasion of duty etc.) so far as not falling within

 

paragraph 15(2)(c) or 17(1)(b) above.

 

      (2)  

An offence under section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

 

(fraudulent evasion of VAT etc.).

 

      (3)  

An offence under section 144 of the Finance Act 2000 (c. 17) (fraudulent

 

evasion of income tax).

 

      (4)  

An offence under section 35 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21) (tax credit

 

fraud).

 

      (5)  

An offence at common law of cheating in relation to the public revenue.’.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

34

 

Page  4,  line  35,  leave out Clause 4.

 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

35

 

Page  120,  line  1,  leave out Schedule 13.

 

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’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19th June 2007                  

14

 

Serious Crime Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

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).’.

 

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’.

 

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).’.

 


 
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