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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 22nd June 2007

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be

 

proposed by Mr Vernon Coaker.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule

 

1; Clause 4; Schedule 13; Clauses 5 to 36; Schedule 2; Clauses 37 to 46; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 47 to 49; Schedule 4; Clauses 50 to 56; Schedule 5; Clauses 57 and 58; Schedule

 

6; Clauses 59 to 67; Schedule 7; Clause 68; Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 69 to 71; Schedule

 

10; Clauses 72 and 73; Schedule 11; Clauses 74 to 77; Schedule 12; Clauses 78 to 81;

 

Schedule 14; Clause 82; Schedule 15; Clauses 83 to 85; new Clauses; new Schedules;

 

remaining proceedings on the Bill.

 


 

Mr Vernon Coaker

 

To move, That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received

 

by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  after ‘satisfied’, insert ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

James Brokenshire

 

16

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  leave out ‘satisfied’ and insert ‘certain’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

51

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘it has reasonable grounds to believe that’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

James Brokenshire

 

17

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out ‘has reasonable grounds to believe’ and insert ‘is

 

satisfied’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  after ‘satisfied’, insert ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

52

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out ‘it has reasonable grounds to believe that’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

53

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out ‘appropriate’ and insert ‘necessary, just and

 

proportionate’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

54

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

55

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  at end insert ‘in respect of which he has been sentenced

 

to an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

57

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out paragraphs (b) and (c).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

58

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  after ‘has’, insert ‘knowingly and intentionally’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

59

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  after ‘Wales’, insert ‘in respect of which that person has

 

been sentenced to an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  25,  after ‘has’, insert ‘conducted himself in a way that was

 

unreasonable in the circumstances and, by doing so, has’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

60

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  25,  after ‘has’, insert ‘knowingly and intentionally’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

61

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

62

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  at end insert ‘in respect of which a court would be entitled

 

to impose an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years or a mandatory

 

or discretionary life sentence’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

56

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For the purposes of subsection (1) an immediate term of imprisonment of not less

 

than seven years shall include—

 

(a)    

a mandatory life sentence; and

 

(b)    

a discretionary life sentence and a sentence for imprisonment for public

 

protection in respect of which the court has specified that a period of

 

seven years shall have expired before the case is considered by the Parole

 

Board.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

63

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  28,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

4

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  33,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

64

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  36,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

65

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  44,  leave out subsection (4).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

66

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  45,  at end insert ‘knowingly and intentionally’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

67

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

68

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  2,  at end insert ‘in respect of which he has been sentenced to

 

an immediate term of imprisonment—

 

(i)    

of not less than seven years, or

 

(ii)    

for an indeterminate period in respect of which he is ordered to

 

serve a period of not less than seven years in custody.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

69

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  4,  after ‘Wales’, insert ‘in respect of which he has been

 

sentenced to an immediate term of imprisonment—

 

(i)    

of not less than seven years, or

 

(ii)    

for an indeterminate period in respect of which he is ordered to

 

serve a period of not less than seven years in custody.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

137

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  8,  at end insert ‘in respect of which a court would have been

 

entitled to impose an immediate sentence of imprisonment of not less than seven years or

 

a mandatory or discretionary life sentence’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

70

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  9,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

8

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  19,  leave out subparagraph (ii).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

151

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

71

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  26,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

79

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  38,  after ‘the’, insert ‘knowing and intentional’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

72

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert ‘knowingly and intentionally’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

73

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  32,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

74

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  32,  at end insert ‘in respect of which he has been sentenced

 

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

 

2(1A) of this Act applies’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

75

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

76

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  34,  after ‘Ireland’, insert ‘in respect of which that person has

 

been sentenced to an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years and to

 

whom section 2(1A) of this Act applies’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

77

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  36,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

78

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  37,  leave out ‘(whether or not such an offence was

 

committed)’ and insert ‘in respect of which that person has been sentenced to an

 

immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years and to whom section 2(1A)

 

of this Act applies.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

80

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  38,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

81

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  7,  at end insert ‘knowingly and intentionally’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

82

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  8,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

83

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  8,  at end insert ‘in respect of which he has been sentenced

 

to—

 

(i)    

an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years,

 

or


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(ii)    

a mandatory or discretionary life sentence

 

    

and, in respect of an offence committed in England and Wales, section

 

2(1A) of this Act applies.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

84

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  10,  after ‘Ireland’, insert ‘in respect of which he has been

 

sentenced to—

 

(iii)    

an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years,

 

or

 

(iv)    

a mandatory or discretionary life sentence

 

    

and, in respect of an offence committed in England and Wales, section

 

2(1A) of this Act applies.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

85

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  12,  leave out ‘a serious’ and insert ‘an’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

86

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  13,  leave out ‘(whether or not such an offence was

 

committed)’ and insert ‘in respect of which that person has been sentenced to—

 

(v)    

an immediate term of imprisonment of not less than seven years,

 

or

 

(vi)    

a mandatory or discretionary life sentence

 

    

and, in respect of an offence committed in England and Wales, section

 

2(1A) of this Act applies.’.

 


 

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.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 22nd June 2007                  

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Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Nick Herbert

 

James Brokenshire

 

23

 

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

 

            

 

     ‘Robbery using an offensive weapon or firearm

 

4A         

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

 

that, at some time during the commission of the offence, the defendant had in

 

his possession a weapon specified by the Secretary of State under section

 

141(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33), or a firearm or imitation

 

firearm (as defined by section 57 of the Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)).’.

 

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).’.

 

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.


 
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