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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 11 February 2009

 

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Coroners and Justice Bill Committee 55-94 and 95-98

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Coroners and Justice Bill

 

Bridget Prentice

 

That certain written evidence already reported to the House be appended to the

 

proceedings of the Committee.

 


 

Bail: public protection to be an explicit consideration

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (defendants accused or

 

convicted of imprisonable offences) after paragraph 2(1)(a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

pose a risk to public safety, or”.’.

 

Prohibiting bail owing to previous convictions for most serious offences

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC23

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 25 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33) (no bail

 

for defendants charged with or convicted of homicide or rape after previous

 

conviction of such offences) for subsection (2) subsitute—


 
 

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“(2)    

This section applies, subject to subsection (3) below, to any of the serious

 

violent offences in Part 1 of Schedule 15 and to any of the specified

 

sexual offences in Part 2 of Schedule 15 to the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003.”

 

(2)    

In consequence of the amendment made by subsection (1), the title of section 25

 

of that Act is amended by the substitution of “serious violent offence or sexual

 

offence” for “homicide or rape”.’.

 

Removing presumption of bail for convicted but unsentenced prisoners

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC24

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 4 of the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (general right to bail of accused persons

 

and others), omit subsection (4) (a person who is convicted of an offence and

 

whose case is adjourned etc).

 

(2)    

In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (defendants accused or

 

convicted of imprisonable offences), after paragraph 6 insert—

 

“6ZA      

The defendant need not be granted bail if he has been convicted but not

 

yet sentenced for an imprisonable offence.”.’.

 

Removing presumption of bail for prolific or persistent offenders

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC25

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (defendants accused or

 

convicted of imprisonable offences) after paragraph 6 insert—

 

“6ZB      

The defendant need not be granted bail if he is 18 years or over, has

 

been sentenced for recordable offences by the Crown Court or a

 

magistrates’ court on thee or more occassions, and within 3 years of

 

the date of the pronouncement of the last such sentence by a court in

 

England and Wales is subsequently arrested (or had information laid

 

against him) for a further recordable offence.”.’.

 

Removing presumption of bail for those previously convicted of breaching bail

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC26

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Bail Act 1976 (c. 63) (defendants accused or

 

convicted of imprisonable offences) after paragraph 6 insert—


 
 

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“6ZC      

The defendant need not be granted bail if he has previously been

 

convicted for breaching bail whether by failing to abide by bail

 

conditions or by failing to surrender to custody under section [Breach

 

of bail an offence] of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.”.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

218

 

Clause  97,  page  58,  line  29,  after  ‘murder’ , insert  ‘,     attempted  murder,

 

manslaughter, rape or attempted rape’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

219

 

Clause  98,  page  59,  line  4,  after ‘murder’, insert ‘, attempted murder,

 

manslaughter, rape or attempted rape’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

220

 

Clause  98,  page  59,  line  7,  after ‘murder’, insert ‘, attempted murder,

 

manslaughter, rape or attempted rape’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

221

 

Clause  98,  page  59,  line  19,  after  ‘murder’, insert ‘, attempted murder,

 

manslaughter, rape or attempted rape’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

222

 

Clause  98,  page  59,  line  20,  after ‘murder’, insert ‘, attempted murder,

 

manslaughter, rape or attempted rape’.

 

Breach of bail an offence

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC27

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Subject to subsection (7), an accused who having been granted bail fails without

 

reasonable excuse—

 

(a)    

to appear at the time and place appointed for him to surrender of which

 

he has been given due notice, or

 

(b)    

to comply with any other condition imposed on bail,


 
 

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shall, subject to subsection (3), be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to

 

the penalties specified in subsection (2).

 

(2)    

The penalties mentioned in subsection (1) are—

 

(a)    

a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale; and

 

(b)    

imprisonment for a period—

 

(i)    

where conviction is in the magistrates’ court, not exceeding 60

 

days, or

 

(ii)    

in any other case, not exceeding 12 months.

 

(3)    

Where, and to the extent that, the failure referred to in subsection (1)(b) consists

 

in the accused having committed an offence while on bail (in this section referred

 

to as “the subsequent offence”), he shall not be guilty of any offence under that

 

subsection but, subject to subsection (4), the court which sentences him for the

 

subsequent offence shall, in determining the appropriate sentence or disposal for

 

that offence, have regard to—

 

(a)    

the fact that the offence was committed by him while on bail and the

 

number of bail orders to which he was subject when the offence was

 

committed;

 

(b)    

any previous conviction of the accused of an offence under subsection

 

(1)(b); and

 

(c)    

the extent to which the sentence or diposal in repsect of any previous

 

conviction of the accused differed, by virtue of this subsection, from that

 

which the court would have imposed but for this subsection.

 

(4)    

The court shall not, under subsection (3), have regard to the fact that the

 

subsequent offence was committed while the accused was on bail unless that fact

 

is specified in the indictment or, as the case may be, specified in the summons to

 

the magistrates’ court.

 

(5)    

Where the maximum penalty in respect of the subsequent offence is specified by

 

or by virtue of any enactment, that maximum penalty may, for the purposes of the

 

court’s determination by virtue of subsection (3) of the appropriate sentence or

 

disposal in respect of that offence, be increased—

 

(a)    

where it is a fine, by an amount equivalent to level 3 on the standard

 

scale, and

 

(b)    

where it is a period of imprisonment—

 

(i)    

as respects a conviction in the Crown Court by 12 months; and

 

(ii)    

as respects a conviction in the magistrates’ court, by 60 days,

 

    

notwithstanding that the maximum penalty as so increased exceeds the

 

penalty which it would otherwise be competent for the court to impose.

 

 

(6)    

Where the sentence or disposal in respect of the subsequent offence is, by virtue

 

of subsection (3), different from that which the court would have imposed but for

 

that subsection, the court shall state the extent of and the reasons for that

 

difference.

 

(7)    

An accused who, having been granted bail in relation to a charge on indictment,

 

fails without reasonable excuse to appear at the time and place appointed for him

 

to surrender, of which he has been given due notice, shall be guilty of an offence

 

and liable on conviction on indictment to the following penalties—

 

(a)    

a fine; and

 

(b)    

imprisonment for a period not exceeding 2 years.

 

(8)    

At any time before the trial of an accused on indictment for the original offence,

 

the court may on its own initiative, or give permission to the prosecution to,

 

amend the indictment to include an additional charge of an offence under this

 

section.


 
 

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(9)    

The penalties provided for in susbection (2) may be imposed in addition to any

 

other penalty which it is competent for the court to impose, nothwithstanding that

 

the total of penalties imposed may exceed the maximum penalty which it is

 

competent to impose in respect of the original offence.

 

(10)    

A court which finds an accused guilty of an offence under this section may remit

 

the accused for sentence in respect of that offence to any court which is

 

considering the original offence.

 

(11)    

In this section “the original offence” means the offence with which the accused

 

was charged when he was granted bail or an offence charged in the same

 

proceedings as that offence.’.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

223

 

Page  59,  line  25,  leave out Clause 99.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

224

 

Page  60,  line  16,  leave out Clause 100.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

225

 

Page  60,  line  19,  leave out Clause 101.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

226

 

Page  60,  line  31,  leave out Clause 102.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

227

 

Page  61,  line  31,  leave out Clause 103.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

228

 

Page  63,  line  1,  leave out Clause 104.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

229

 

Page  63,  line  25,  leave out Clause 105.


 
 

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Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

230

 

Page  64,  line  2,  leave out Clause 106.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

231

 

Page  64,  line  40,  leave out Clause 107.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

232

 

Page  66,  line  6,  leave out Clause 108.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

233

 

Page  66,  line  41,  leave out Clause 109.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

234

 

Page  67,  line  16,  leave out Clause 110.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

235

 

Page  67,  line  34,  leave out Clause 111.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

236

 

Page  68,  line  7,  leave out Clause 112.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

237

 

Page  68,  line  15,  leave out Clause 113.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

238

 

Page  69,  line  1,  leave out Clause 114.


 
 

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Coroners and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

239

 

Page  69,  line  37,  leave out Clause 115.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

240

 

Page  69,  line  40,  leave out Clause 116.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

241

 

Page  70,  line  17,  leave out Clause 117.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

242

 

Page  70,  line  21,  leave out Clause 118.

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

243

 

Clause  102,  page  61,  line  6,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

244

 

Clause  102,  page  61,  line  28,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

245

 

Clause  104,  page  63,  line  12,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

246

 

Clause  104,  page  63,  line  13,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr Edward Garnier

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Wright

 

247

 

Clause  106,  page  64,  line  23,  leave out from ‘guidelines’ to end of line 25 and

 

insert ‘must follow the judgment by revising the guideline in line with the judgment’.


 
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