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Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

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Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  23

 

Page  110,  line  2  [Schedule  8],  after ‘Part’, insert ‘5 or’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  24

 

Page  110,  line  42  [Schedule  8],  after ‘Agency”’, insert ‘and for “establish”

 

substitute “provide”’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  25

 

Page  112,  line  9  [Schedule  8],  leave out from beginning to end of line 16 and

 

insert—

 

‘(1)    

Anything which the Director of Public Prosecutions is authorised or required to

 

do under, or in relation to, Part 5 or 8 of this Act may be done by a member of his

 

staff if the member of staff is authorised by the Director (generally or specifically)

 

for that purpose.

 

(2)    

Anything which the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions or the

 

Director of the Serious Fraud Office is authorised or required to do under, or in

 

relation to, Part 5 or 8 of this Act may be done by a member of his staff if the

 

member of staff is authorised by the Director concerned (generally or

 

specifically) for that purpose.’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  26

 

Page  112,  line  17  [Schedule  8],  after ‘Director”, insert ‘or a member of his staff’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  27

 

Page  112,  line  39  [Schedule  8],  leave out from beginning to end of line 40 and

 

insert—

 

            

‘For section 435 (use of information by Director) substitute—

 

“435  

Use of information by certain Directors

 

(1)    

Information obtained by or on behalf of the Director in connection

 

with the exercise of any of his functions under, or in relation to, Part 5

 

or 8 may be used by him in connection with his exercise of any of his

 

other functions (whether under, or in relation to, either Part, another

 

Part of this Act or otherwise).

 

(2)    

Information obtained by or on behalf of the Director in connection

 

with the exercise of any of his functions (whether under, or in relation

 

to, this Act or otherwise) which are not functions under, or in relation

 

to, Part 5 or 8 may be used by him in connection with his exercise of

 

any of his functions under, or in relation to, Part 5 or 8.

 

(3)    

This section applies to information obtained before the coming into

 

force of the section as well as to information obtained after the coming

 

into force of the section.

 

(4)    

In this section “the Director” means—

 

(a)    

the Director of Public Prosecutions;


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

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(b)    

the Director of the Serious Fraud Office; or

 

(c)    

the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland.”

 

131A (1)  

Section 436 (disclosure of information to Director) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In the heading for “Director” substitute “certain Directors”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “this section” substitute “subsection (10)”; and

 

(b)    

after “functions” insert “under, or in relation to, Part 5 or 8”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (5), omit paragraph (b) and (ga).

 

      (5)  

After subsection (9) insert—

 

“(10)    

In this section “the Director” has the same meaning as in section 435.”

 

131B (1)  

Section 437 (further disclosure) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2)(a) after “functions” insert “under, or in relation to, Part 5 or

 

8”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (6) insert—

 

“(7)    

In this section “the Director” has the same meaning as in section 435.”

 

131C (1)  

Section 438 (disclosure of information by Director) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In the heading for “Director” substitute “certain Directors”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

after “functions”, where it first appears, insert “under, or in relation to,

 

Part 5 or 8”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (c) after “functions” insert “under, or in relation to, Part

 

5 or 8”; and

 

(c)    

after paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(fa)    

the exercise of any functions of SOCA, another

 

Director or the Director of Revenue and Customs

 

Prosecutions under, or in relation to, Part 5 or 8;”.

 

      (4)  

Omit subsections (2) to (4).

 

      (5)  

After subsection (8) insert—

 

“(8A)    

This section does not affect a power to disclose which exists apart

 

from this section.

 

(8B)    

This section applies to information obtained before the coming into

 

force of subsection (10) as well as to information obtained after the

 

coming into force of that subsection.”

 

      (6)  

After subsection (9) insert—

 

“(10)    

In this section “the Director” has the same meaning as in section

 

435.”’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  28

 

Page  112,  line  44  [Schedule  8],  after ‘SOCA’, insert ‘but only so far as the

 

information is held by it or on its behalf otherwise than in connection with its functions

 

under this Act’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

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Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  29

 

Page  113,  line  5  [Schedule  8],  leave out from ‘(f)’ to ‘the exercise’ in line 6.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  30

 

Page  113,  line  10  [Schedule  8],  after ‘5’, insert ‘or 8’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  31

 

Page  113,  line  11  [Schedule  8],  leave out paragraph 134.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  32

 

Page  114,  line  4  [Schedule  8],  leave out paragraph 139.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  33

 

Page  114,  line  26  [Schedule  8],  leave out ‘Defence’ and insert ‘Justice’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  34

 

Page  116,  line  34  [Schedule  8],  leave out ‘(8)(a)’ and insert ‘(8)’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  35

 

Page  118,  line  25  [Schedule  8],  leave out from beginning to end of line and insert—

 

‘163      

In section 21(1)(b) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005

 

(disclosure to prosecuting authority)—

 

(a)    

omit “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (i); and

 

(b)    

after sub-paragraph (ii) insert “, or

 

“(iii)    

in the case of the Director of Revenue and

 

Customs Prosecutions, to exercise his

 

functions under, or in relation to, Part 5 or 8

 

of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29).”

 

163A      

After section 35(4) of that Act’.


 
 

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Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  36

 

Page  118,  line  31  [Schedule  8],  leave out ‘including’ and insert ‘excluding’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  37

 

Page  119,  line  2  [Schedule  8],  after ‘5’, insert ‘or 8’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  38

 

Page  120,  line  7  [Schedule  8],  after ‘5’, insert ‘or 8’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  39

 

Page  120,  line  25  [Schedule  8],  after ‘conduct).’, insert—

 

‘(2D)    

Subsections (1) and (2), so far as relating to disclosure for the purposes of the

 

exercise of any functions of the Lord Advocate under Part 3 of the Proceeds of

 

Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) or of the Scottish Ministers under, or in relation to, Part 5

 

of that Act, do not apply to information obtained by SOCA in connection with the

 

exercise of any of its functions other than its functions under that Act.’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  40

 

Page  120,  line  25  [Schedule  8],  at end insert—

 

‘170A    

After section 35(1) of that Act (restrictions on further disclosure) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Subsection (1) does not apply to—

 

(a)    

information disclosed by SOCA under section 33 to the Lord

 

Advocate for the purpose of the exercise of any of his

 

functions under Part 3 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

 

(c. 29); or

 

(b)    

information disclosed by SOCA under section 33 to the

 

Scottish Ministers for the purposes of the exercise of any of

 

their functions under, or in relation to, Part 5 of that Act;

 

    

but see instead section 441 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

 

(c. 29).”’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  41

 

Page  121,  line  21  [Schedule  8],  at end insert—


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

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‘Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (c. 19)

 

            

In Schedule 1 to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act

 

2007 (list of government departments etc.) omit “Assets Recovery Agency”.’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  42

 

Page  130,  line  14  [Schedule  12],  after ‘Customs’, insert ‘who is a senior official

 

within the meaning of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and who is’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  43

 

Page  130,  line  19  [Schedule  12],  after ‘Customs’, insert ‘who is a senior official

 

within the meaning of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and who is’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  44

 

Page  131,  line  2  [Schedule  12],  after ‘Customs’, insert ‘who is a senior official and

 

who is’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  45

 

Page  131,  line  29  [Schedule  12],  after ‘(4)(l),’, insert ‘—

 

(i)    

’.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  46

 

Page  131,  line  31  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘, and

 

(ii)    

after “if he is” insert “a senior official”.’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  47

 

Page  133,  line  34  [Schedule  13],  after ‘23(2)’, insert ‘or 24(5)’.

 


 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  48

 

Page  136,  line  22  [Schedule  14],  leave out ‘(8)(a)’ and insert ‘(8)’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

600

 

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Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  49

 

Page  141,  line  13  [Schedule  14],  column 2, leave out from beginning to end of line

 

15 and insert—

  

‘Section 436(5)(b) and (ga).

 
  

Section 438(2) to (4).’.

 
 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  50

 

Page  141  [Schedule  14],  leave out line 17.

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  51

 

Page  141,  line  23  [Schedule  14],  at end insert—

 

Crime (International Co-

In Schedule 5, paragraphs 82 and 83.’.

 
 

operation) Act 2003 (c. 32)

  
 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  52

 

Page  141,  line  27  [Schedule  14],  column 2, at beginning insert—

  

‘In section 21(1)(b), the word “or” at the end of sub-

 
  

paragraph (i).’.

 
 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  53

 

Page  141,  line  51  [Schedule  14],  at end insert—

 

‘Tribunals, Courts and

In Schedule 13, paragraph 145.

 
 

Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15)

  
 

Corporate Manslaughter and

In Schedule 1, the words “Assets Recovery

 
 

Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Agency”.’.

 
 

(c. 19)

  
 

 


 

 

Secretary Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  86

 

Title,  line  11,  after ‘warrants;’, insert ‘to extend stop and search powers in connection

 

with incidents involving serious violence;’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 22nd October 2007              

601

 

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David Davis

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

James Brokenshire

 

Not called  83

 

Title,  line  11,  leave out from ‘amendments’ to ‘in’ in line 12.

 

The Bill was read the third time and passed, with Amendments.

 


 
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