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Wednesday 11th July 2007




on Consideration of Lords Message


Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill


On Consideration of Lords Reasons for insisting on their Amendments to which the Commons have


disagreed and for disagreeing to the Commons Amendment to the Bill in lieu


Lords Reasons Nos. 2C, 3C, 5C, 6C and 10J


Mr Secretary Straw                                                                                          

Agreed to on division


To move, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos.


2, 3, 5, 6 and 10, but does not insist on its Amendments 10F to 10I in lieu and proposes the following


further Amendments to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 10:—




Page  2      ,  line  31  ,  leave out ‘subsection (1)’ and insert ‘this Act’.




Page  3,  leave out line 25.




Page  13      ,  line  3  ,  at end insert the following new Clause:—



‘Power to extend meaning of “relevant duty of care”



The Secretary of State may by order make amendments to this Act to the effect


that a “relevant duty of care” includes a duty of care owed by an organisation


under the law of negligence to a person of a specified description who—



is in custody or detention, or otherwise is required by virtue of a statutory


provision to remain or reside on particular premises, or is subject to some


other form of restriction of his liberty, and



is by reason of that fact a person for whose safety the organisation is





An order under this section—



may amend this Act so as to restrict or disapply exceptions as regards the


application of any provision contained in this Act as a result of such an





may make any amendment to this Act that is incidental or supplemental


to, or consequential on, an amendment made by such an order.



An order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.


Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message: 11th July 2007



Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill, continued


As an Amendment to the Clause inserted into the Bill after Clause 19 by Lords Amendment


No. 33:—




Line  30,  at end insert—


‘“premises” includes land, buildings and moveable structures;’.



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