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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 28th June 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

 

87

 

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

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

88

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  7,  leave out ‘ignore’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

89

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  8,  at beginning insert ‘ignore’.

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

6

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  10,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

90

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  10,  leave out ‘subject to this’ and insert ‘have regard to’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

94

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  12,  leave out subsection (3).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

86

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

91

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  15,  leave out ‘ignore’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

92

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  16,  at beginning insert ‘ignore’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

93

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  18,  leave out ‘subject to this’ and insert ‘have regard to’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

95

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  20,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

96

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  leave out lines 22 to 24 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

The Court may make orders specified in subsections (3), (4) and (5) below.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

97

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  29,  leave out ‘Examples of’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

98

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  31,  after ‘orders’, insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

99

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  40,  leave out ‘Examples of’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

100

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  42,  after ‘orders’, insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

101

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  4,  leave out ‘Examples of’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

102

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  5,  after ‘orders’, insert ‘may’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

87

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

103

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  25,  leave out from ‘orders’ to ‘prohibitions’ in line 27 and

 

insert ‘may not include’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

104

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

No serious crime prevention order shall be made unless the High Court is satisfied

 

that it would be fair to the person making representations under subsection (1) and

 

was proportionate having regard to the interests of that person and to the public

 

interest.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

105

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

No variation of a serious crime order may be made unless the High Court is

 

satisfied that the variation would be fair to the person making representations

 

under subsection (2) and was proportionate having regard to the interests of that

 

person and to the public interest.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

106

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

No serious crime order shall be discharged, in whole or in part, if the High Court

 

considers the discharge to be unfair to the person making representations under

 

subsection (3) or to any person affected by it, or disproportionate having regard

 

to the interests of any person and to the public interest.’.

 


 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

107

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The subject of a serious crime prevention order is not bound by it unless, not less

 

than 56 days before the date on which the application for the making of the order

 

was heard, the subject was served with a notice setting out the terms of the

 

proposed order together with a copy of all the written evidence and a summary of

 

all the oral evidence that would be relied upon.’.

 

Mr Douglas Hogg

 

108

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert ‘but if a court is satisfied that the subject of

 

a serious crime prevention order has not received that notice and is not otherwise aware

 

of its terms, the notice shall be deemed not to have been served.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

88

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

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

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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’.

 

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.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

89

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

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’.

 

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’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

90

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

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

 

(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)    

’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28th June 2007                  

91

 

Serious Crime Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

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).’.

 

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’.


 
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