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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 25th April 2008

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Counter-Terrorism Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [22nd April 2008].

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

51

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 6 to 11.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

57

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

Where a constable who carries out a search to which this section applies finds a

 

document that he has reasonable grounds for believing is one that may be seized,

 

he may remove the document to another place for the purpose of ascertaining

 

whether the document is one that may be seized and retain it there until the

 

examination is completed.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th April 2008                  

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Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  after ‘may’, insert ‘, if he has reasonable grounds for

 

believing that a document may be seized, and’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

80

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  11,  after ‘completed’, insert ‘subject to a maximum of three

 

days’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

52

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out subsection (4).

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

53

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out ‘51 weeks’ and insert ‘three years’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

54

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  29,  leave out ‘twelve months’ and insert ‘three years’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

55

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out ‘six months’ and insert ‘three years’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

2

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Under subsection (2), it is not reasonably practicable, for the item subject to legal

 

privilege to be separated from the rest of the document if, and only if, it is not

 

reasonably practicable because of—

 

(a)    

the time required to determine whether an item should be seized or to

 

separate such an item;

 

(b)    

the number of persons required to carry out that determination or

 

separation; or


 
 

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Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

the apparatus or equipment that would be necessary or appropriate to use

 

for carrying out that determination or separation.’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

56

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where an item subject to legal privilege is removed under subsection (2) or

 

retained under subsection (4) its examination must take place in circumstances

 

where its contents are not revealed to any person other than that examining the

 

item for the purposes of separating such part of the document that is not subject

 

to legal privilege from such part that is so subject.’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

3

 

Page  2,  line  36,  leave out Clause 3.

 


 

Patrick Mercer

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

81

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out from ‘removal’ to end and insert ‘within 24

 

hours’.

 

Mr Tony McNulty

 

73

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  41,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘( )    

If, in a case where the document was found in the course of a search of a person,

 

the constable does not know the person’s name, the record must include a

 

description of the person.

 

( )    

If, in a case where the document was found in the course of a search of any

 

premises, the constable does not know the name of a person mentioned in

 

subsection (2)(e) but is able to provide a description of that person, the record

 

must include such a description.’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

58

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  11,  at end add ‘and in any event within six hours’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th April 2008                  

86

 

Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

4

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  22,  at end insert ‘, provided that he has satisfied himself that

 

the provisions of sections 1 to 5 have been properly met.’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

82

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  2,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

83

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

59

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

An appeal against any refusal of access to a document may be made to a judge of

 

the crown court.’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

5

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  29,  after ‘constable’, insert ‘with the authority of an officer

 

of a rank no lower than inspector’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

6

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  40,  after ‘constable’, insert ‘with the authority of an officer

 

of a rank no lower than inspector’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

7

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  5,  leave out subsection (4).


 
 

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87

 

Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

60

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  leave out lines 7 to 10 and insert—

 

‘“(1AA)    

 Where fingerprints or samples are taken from a person who is subject to a

 

control order the fingerprints or samples shall be destroyed no later than six

 

months after the date when such control orders shall cease to have effect.”’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

8

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  2,  after ‘constable’, insert ‘with the authority of an officer of

 

a rank no lower than inspector’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

9

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  13,  after ‘constable’, insert ‘with the authority of an officer

 

of a rank no lower than inspector’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Mr David Heath

 

10

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  19,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

61

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  leave out lines 21 to 24 and insert—

 

‘“(1AA)    

 Where fingerprints or samples are taken from a person who is subject to a

 

control order the fingerprints or samples shall be destroyed no later than six

 

months after the date when such a control order shall cease to have effect.”’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

84

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  8,  leave out ‘or samples’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

62

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  37,  leave out paragraph (a).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th April 2008                  

88

 

Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

85

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  37,  leave out ‘national security’ and insert ‘preventing an

 

offence with a terrorist connection’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

86

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  7,  leave out ‘or samples’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

63

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  36,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

87

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  36,  leave out ‘national security’ and insert ‘preventing an

 

offence with a terrorist connection’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

64

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  29,  leave out from beginning to ‘or’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

65

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  13,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

88

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  13,  leave out ‘national security’ and insert ‘preventing an

 

offence with a terrorist connection’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th April 2008                  

89

 

Counter-Terrorism Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

66

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  27,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

68

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  31,  leave out ‘person’ and insert ‘law enforcement

 

authority’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

67

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  32,  leave out ‘or disclosing it to any person’.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Patrick Mercer

 

89

 

Clause  19,  page  14,  line  36,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

70

 

Clause  19,  page  14,  line  43,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

in the interests of national security,’.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

71

 

Clause  19,  page  15,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Patrick Mercer

 

72

 

Clause  19,  page  15,  line  9,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

in the interests of national security,’.


 
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