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Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

352

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

379

 

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

 

‘(9)    

The court may in its descretion appoint counsel to assist it when considering an

 

application for permission to make an application for a witness anonymity order

 

or an application for a witness anonymity order.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

380

 

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

 

‘(9)    

The provisions set out in subsections (4) to (8) inclusive apply as appropriate to

 

applications to a coroner as they do to applications in criminal cases.’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

381

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  5,  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or an inquest’.

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

451

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  9,  leave out from ‘person’ to ‘or’ in line 10.

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

452

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  10,  leave out ‘any serious damage to property’ and insert

 

‘damage to property so serious that it would leave the witness or another person in a state

 

of destitution.’.

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

453

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  11,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

in order to prevent serious harm to the functioning of a properly

 

authorised undercover operation.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

197

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  11,  leave out paragraph (b).


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

353

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

198

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  13,  leave out ‘or otherwise’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

383

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  15,  after ‘trial’, insert ‘or the inquest being conducted in a

 

manner consistent with the interests of the parties before it being treated fairly.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

446

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  19,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

454

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  21,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

199

 

Clause  71,  page  42,  line  22,  leave out ‘(in particular)’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

384

 

Clause  72,  page  42,  line  33,  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or a party appearing at an

 

inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

385

 

Clause  72,  page  42,  line  39,  after ‘defendant’, insert ‘or resolving the issues in the

 

inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

386

 

Clause  72,  page  43,  line  1,  after ‘case’, insert ‘or inquest’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

354

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

387

 

Clause  72,  page  43,  line  4,  after ‘defendant’, insert ‘, or the witness and any party

 

appearing at the inquest or any associates of any party appearing at the inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

388

 

Clause  72,  page  43,  line  9,  after ‘indictment’, insert ‘or at an inquest’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

389

 

Clause  73,  page  43,  line  12,  after second ‘judge’, insert ‘or coroner’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

390

 

Clause  73,  page  43,  line  14,  after ‘defendant’, insert ‘or a party appearing at the

 

inquest’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

391

 

Clause  74,  page  43,  line  18,  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

392

 

Clause  74,  page  43,  line  31,  after second ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or party appearing

 

at the inquest’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

393

 

Clause  75,  page  43,  line  41,  after first ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or at an inquest’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

355

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

394

 

Clause  75,  page  44,  line  18,  after ‘defendant’, insert ‘or a party appearing’.

 


 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

395

 

Clause  76,  page  44,  line  28,  after second ‘proceedings”)’, insert ‘or an inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

396

 

Clause  76,  page  44,  line  33,  at end insert ‘or

 

(c)    

the verdict or any finding of fact or law by the coroner or inquest jury, as

 

the case may be, is reviewed by the appeal court.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

397

 

Clause  76,  page  44,  line  41,  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or appearing at the inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

398

 

Clause  76,  page  45,  line  3,  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘or a party appearing at the

 

inquest’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

399

 

Clause  76,  page  45,  line  7,  at end insert —

 

‘(za)    

the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division),’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

200

 

Clause  76,  page  45,  line  10,  at end add ‘, or

 

(d)    

The Judicial Committee of the House of Lords and the Supreme Court.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

356

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

449

 

Clause  80,  page  45,  line  34,  leave out ‘a magistrates’ court’ and insert ‘a Youth

 

Court where the case is one in which, were the defendant an adult, the defendant would

 

have been tried in the Crown Court,’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

374

 

Clause  80,  page  45,  line  34,  after ‘court,’, insert ‘a coroner’s court,’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

201

 

Clause  80,  page  45,  line  35,  after ‘Appeal’, insert ‘except where the Crown court is

 

specified as the appropriate court,’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

375

 

Clause  80,  page  45,  line  35,  after first ‘Court’, insert ‘the High Court’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

376

 

Clause  80,  page  46,  line  1,  after ‘court,’, insert ‘a coroner’s court,’.

 


 

Bridget Prentice

 

285

 

Clause  82,  page  47,  leave out lines 14 to 17 and insert—

 

‘(6)    

For the purposes of subsection (5) an offence is a relevant offence if it is an

 

offence described in Schedule 1A.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend Schedule 1A.’.

 

David Howarth

 

Jenny Willott

 

462

 

Clause  82,  page  47,  leave out lines 16 and 17.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

357

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

407

 

Page  47,  line  4,  leave out Clause 82.

 


 

Bridget Prentice

 

286

 

Schedule  12,  page  146,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘Murder and manslaughter

 

A1         

Murder in a case where it is alleged that a firearm or knife was used to cause

 

the death in question.

 

B1         

Manslaughter in a case where it is alleged that a firearm or knife was used to

 

cause the death in question.

 

C1         

Murder or manslaughter in a case (other than a case falling within paragraph

 

A1 or B1) where it is alleged that—

 

(a)    

the accused was carrying a firearm or knife at any time during the

 

commission of the offence, and

 

(b)    

a person other than the accused knew or believed at any time during

 

the commission of the offence that the accused was carrying a firearm

 

or knife.

 

Offences against the Person Act 1861 (c. 100)

 

D1         

An offence under section 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861

 

(wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm etc) in a case where it is

 

alleged that a firearm or knife was used to cause the wound or harm in

 

question.

 

E1         

An offence under section 20 of that Act (malicious wounding) in a case where

 

it is alleged that a firearm or knife was used to cause the wound or inflict the

 

harm in question.

 

F1         

An offence under section 38 of that Act (assault with intent to resist arrest) in

 

a case where it is alleged that a firearm or knife was used to carry out the

 

assault in question.

 

G1         

An offence under section 47 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861

 

(assault occasioning actual bodily harm) in a case where it is alleged that a

 

firearm or knife was used to inflict the harm in question.

 

H1         

An offence under section 18, 20, 38 or 47 of the Offences against the Person

 

Act 1861 in a case (other than a case falling within any of paragraphs D1 to

 

G1) where it is alleged that—

 

(a)    

the accused was carrying a firearm or knife at any time during the

 

commission of the offence, and

 

(b)    

a person other than the accused knew or believed at any time during

 

the commission of the offence that the accused was carrying a firearm

 

or knife.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 March 2009                     

358

 

Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

203

 

Schedule  12,  page  148,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (c.100)

 

21A      

An offence under section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861

 

(grievious bodily harm with intent).’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

287

 

Schedule  12,  page  148,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘21A      

A reference in any of paragraphs A1 to H1 to an offence (“offence A”)

 

includes—

 

(a)    

a reference to an attempt to commit offence A in a case where it is

 

alleged that it was attempted to commit offence A in the manner or

 

circumstances described in that paragraph,

 

(b)    

a reference to a conspiracy to commit offence A in a case where it is

 

alleged that the conspiracy was to commit offence A in the manner or

 

circumstances described in that paragraph,

 

(c)    

a reference to an offence under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007

 

in relation to which offence A is the offence (or one of the offences)

 

which the person intended or believed would be committed in a case

 

where it is alleged that the person intended or believed offence A

 

would be committed in the manner or circumstances described in that

 

paragraph, and

 

(d)    

a reference to aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the

 

commission of offence A in a case where it is alleged that offence A

 

was committed, or the act or omission charged in respect of offence A

 

was done or made, in the manner or circumstances described in that

 

paragraph.’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

288

 

Schedule  12,  page  148,  line  4,  leave out ‘this Schedule’ insert ‘any of paragraphs 1

 

to 21’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

289

 

Schedule  12,  page  148,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘Interpretation

 

          

In this Schedule—

 

“firearm” has the meaning given by section 57 of the Firearms Act 1968;

 

“knife” has the meaning given by section 10 of the Knives Act 1997.” ’.

 



 
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