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Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

345

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

(11A)    

“The relevant period” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England and Wales, 12 months;

 

(b)    

in relation to Northern Ireland, 6 months.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

79

 

Clause  61,  page  36,  line  24,  at end insert ‘and on summary conviction to a fine not

 

exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6

 

months or to both.’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

276

 

Clause  61,  page  36,  line  25,  leave out subsection (12).

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

80

 

Clause  62,  page  36,  line  31,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

81

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  9,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

130

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  11,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

131

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  12,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

346

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

132

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  14,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

133

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  16,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

134

 

Clause  62,  page  37,  line  17,  leave out from ‘to’ to end of line 18 and insert ‘such

 

person as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe in respect of the relevant county

 

court’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

135

 

Clause  63,  page  37,  line  26,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

82

 

Clause  63,  page  37,  line  31,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

443

 

Clause  63,  page  37,  line  34,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

444

 

Clause  63,  page  37,  line  37,  leave out subsection (6).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

347

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

83

 

Clause  63,  page  37,  line  40,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Bridget Prentice

 

277

 

Clause  63,  page  38,  line  1,  leave out ‘willing to assist or as having assisted’ and

 

insert ‘a person who is or was able or willing to assist’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

445

 

Clause  63,  page  38,  line  9,  leave out subsection (9).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

136

 

Clause  63,  page  38,  line  10,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘judge’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

137

 

Clause  64,  page  38,  line  19,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

84

 

Clause  64,  page  38,  line  20,  leave out ‘Crown’ and insert ‘High’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

138

 

Clause  64,  page  38,  line  25,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘Crown Court judge’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

348

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

139

 

Clause  64,  page  38,  line  27,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

278

 

Clause  64,  page  38,  line  32,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

‘(5)    

The judge to whom an appeal is made must consider afresh the application for an

 

investigation anonymity order and section 62(3) to (5) applies accordingly to the

 

determination of the application by the judge.

 

(6)    

In the application of section 62(5) by virtue of subsection (5), the reference in

 

section 62(5) to the designated officer in relation to a justice of the peace is to be

 

read—

 

(a)    

in the case of an appeal made in England and Wales, as a reference to the

 

appropriate officer of the Crown Court;

 

(b)    

in the case of an appeal made in Northern Ireland, as a reference to the

 

chief clerk of the county court division in which the appeal is made.’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

140

 

Clause  65,  page  38,  line  34,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown

 

Court judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

141

 

Clause  65,  page  38,  line  35,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘judge’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

142

 

Clause  65,  page  38,  line  36,  leave out ‘justice’ and insert ‘judge’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

279

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  3,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘is entitled to’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

280

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  4,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

349

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

‘( )    

If an application to discharge an investigation anonymity order is made by a

 

person other than the person specified in the order, the justice may not determine

 

the application unless—

 

(a)    

the person specified in the order has had an opportunity to oppose the

 

application, or

 

(b)    

the justice is satisfied that it is not reasonably practicable to communicate

 

with the person.’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

281

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  5,  after second ‘to’, insert ‘a judge of’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

85

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  5,  leave out ‘Crown’ and insert ‘High’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

143

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  5,  leave out ‘justice’s decision’ and insert ‘decision of the

 

Crown Court judge’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

282

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  7,  leave out subsection (6) and insert—

 

‘(6)    

If during the proceedings a party indicates an intention to appeal against a

 

determination to discharge the investigation anonymity order, a justice of the

 

peace who makes such a determination must provide for the discharge of the

 

order not to have effect until the appeal is determined or otherwise disposed of.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

144

 

Clause  65,  page  39,  line  7,  leave out ‘justice of the peace’ and insert ‘Crown Court

 

judge’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

145

 

Clause  68,  page  40,  line  15,  leave out paragraph (a).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

350

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Bridget Prentice

 

283

 

Clause  68,  page  40,  line  17,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Bridget Prentice

 

284

 

Clause  68,  page  40,  leave out line 19 and insert ‘references to a judge of the Crown

 

Court are to be read as references’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Mr James Gray

 

146

 

Clause  68,  page  40,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the reference to the High Court is to be read as a reference to the High

 

Court of Northern Ireland;

 

(e)    

the reference to a judge of the High Court is to be read as a reference to

 

a judge of the High Court of Northern Ireland.’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

191

 

Clause  69,  page  40,  line  25,  after second ‘a’, insert ‘Crown’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

192

 

Clause  69,  page  40,  line  27,  after first ‘the’, insert ‘Crown’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

193

 

Clause  69,  page  41,  line  1,  after ‘the’, insert ‘Crown’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

195

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(A1)    

For the avoidance of doubt, whilst applications for a witness anonymity order

 

must be made to the Crown court such orders may govern current, adjourned or

 

future proceedings in the magistrates’ courts.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

351

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

194

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  13,  after ‘the’, insert ‘Crown’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

377

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

An application for a witness anonymity order to be made in relation to a witness

 

in a coroner’s inquest may be made to the coroner with the coroner’s permission

 

by any party appearing at the inquest.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

196

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  16,  after second ‘court’, insert ‘in writing’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

202

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  23,  after ‘court’, insert ‘in writing’.

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

100

 

Clause  70,  page  41,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

On any application for a witness anonymity order, the court must consider

 

whether the appointment of special counsel to assist the court in deciding whether

 

to grant the order would contribute significantly to the fairness of the

 

proceedings; and if the court decides not to appoint special counsel, the court

 

must give reasons.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

378

 

Clause  70,  page  42,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

Where an application either for permission to make an application for a witness

 

anonymity order or for a witness anonymity order is made to a coroner by a party

 

appearing at an inquest that party—

 

(a)    

must (unless the coroner directs otherwise) inform the coroner of the

 

identity of the witness, but

 

(b)    

is not required to disclose in connection with the application—

 

(i)    

the identity of the witness, or

 

(ii)    

any information that may enable the witness to be identified,

 

    

to any other party to the proceedings or his or her legal representatives.’.


 
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