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House of Commons

 
 

Monday 8 February 2010

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Terrorist Asset-freezing (Temporary provisions) Bill


 

Mark Hoban

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  leave out ‘31 December 2010’ and insert ‘31 March 2010’.

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  leave out ‘31 December’ and insert ‘31 July’.

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  after ‘following’, insert ‘purported’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Channel Islands) Order 2001

 

(S.I. 2001/3363), the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Isle of Man)

 

Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3364) and the Terrorism (United Nations

 

Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3366);’

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 9 to 11 and insert ‘are declared to have the same legal

 

force as primary legislation’.

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end ‘, but subject to the amendments made by section

 

[Amendments to the 2009 Order]’.


 
 

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Terrorist Asset-freezing (Temporary provisions) Bill, continued

 
 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  at end insert —

 

‘( )    

In section 63(1) of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, add at the end—

 

“(d)    

The Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act

 

2010.”’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  13,  leave out ‘by the Treasury under any of’ and insert

 

‘under’.

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 13 to 19 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

directions purported to be made by the Treasury under the purported

 

Orders mentioned in (2) shall have effect as if they were interim orders;

 

(b)    

licences purported to be granted by the Treasury under purported

 

directions shall have effect as if they had been granted under this Act.’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out ‘by the Treasury under any of’ and insert

 

‘under’.

 

Mr Liam Byrne

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Section 1 and this section also extend—

 

(a)    

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Channel

 

Islands) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3363), to the Channel Islands, so as to be

 

law respectively in Guernsey and Jersey;

 

(b)    

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Isle of

 

Man) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3364), to the Isle of Man, as part of its law;

 

(c)    

so far as relating to the Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas

 

Territories) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3366), to the territories listed in

 

Schedule 1 to that Order.’

 


 

new clause

 

Amendments to 2009 Order

 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order 2009 is amended as follows.


 
 

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(2)    

In article 4(1) for “The Treasury may give a direction that a person identified in

 

the direction is” substitute “The High Court, on application by the Treasury, may

 

order that a person be”.

 

(3)    

In article 4(1)(b) for “the Treasury consider that the direction” substitute “the

 

order”.

 

(4)    

In article 4(2) delete “that the Treasury have reasonable grounds for suspecting”.

 

(5)    

In article 4(3) for “Treasury” substitute “Court”.

 

(6)    

After article 4(3) add—

 

“(4)    

The Court may, on application by the Treasury, make an interim order

 

under which a person is to be treated as satisfying the conditions in

 

paragraph (1) if there is reasonable suspicion that the conditions in

 

paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) are both satisfied.

 

(5)    

The Court must discharge an interim order if—

 

(a)    

there are no longer grounds for reasonable suspicion that the

 

conditions in paragraph (1)(a) and (1)(b) are both satisfied,

 

(b)    

any subsequent proceedings undermine the factual basis for the

 

finding that there is reasonable suspicion for the purposes of

 

paragraph (4),

 

(c)    

a Court makes an order under paragraph (1) relating to the same

 

person arising out of the same allegations, or

 

(d)    

a Court refuses to make an order under paragraph (1) relating to

 

the same person arising out of the same allegations.

 

(6)    

Nothing in paragraph (5) prevents an application by the Treasury for a

 

new order or interim order on the basis of different facts.”.

 

(7)    

For article 5 substitute—

 

“5  (1)  

An order under article 4(1) must be revoked by the Court if either of

 

the conditions identified in that article no longer continue to be met.

 

      (2)  

An order under article 4(1) may last no longer than 12 months, but may

 

be renewed on application by the Treasury.

 

      (3)  

An interim order under article 4(4) lapses after one month, and may

 

not be renewed except where there are pending proceedings under

 

article 4(1) or other proceedings relevant to the issues identified in

 

articles 4(5)(a) or (b), in which case the interim order may be renewed

 

on application by the Treasury until the end of those proceedings and

 

any consequent proceedings under article 4(1) or article 4(5)(a) or

 

(b).”.

 

(8)    

For article 6(1) substitute—

 

“(1)    

Where the Treasury makes an application to the Court under articles 4 or

 

5, the Treasury must—”.

 

(9)    

In articles 6(1)(a), 6(1)(b), 6(2)(a), 6(2)(b), 6(3) and 6(4) for “direction” wherever

 

it appears substitute “application”.

 

(10)    

For article 7 substitute—

 

“7  (1)  

Whenever any of the following occurs, the Treasury must act in

 

accordance with paragaph (2)—

 

(a)    

an order or an interim order expires,

 

(b)    

the Court varies, revokes or renews an order or an interim

 

order, or


 
 

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(c)    

the Treasury makes an application to the Court for any

 

renewal, revocation, or variation of an order or an interim

 

order.

 

      (2)  

 

(a)    

The Treasury must give written notice to the person

 

indentified in the order or interim order,

 

(b)    

The Treasury must take such steps as they consider

 

appropriate to bring any event mentioned in paragraph (1) to

 

the attention of persons informed of the order.”.

 

(11)    

In articles 8 and 9, for “a direction” wherever it appears substitute “an application

 

for an order or an interim order”.

 

(12)    

In articles 8 and 9, for “the direction” wherever it appears substitute “the

 

application for an order or an interim order.”.

 

(13)    

In article 8(1) and article 9, for “4(1)” substitute “4”.

 

(14)    

In article 8(1) and article 9, for “5(1)” substitute “5”.

 

(15)    

In article 9, for “that direction” substitute “that application for an order or an

 

interim order”.

 

(16)    

After article 17(7) insert—

 

“(8)    

 

(a)    

if the Treasury refuses an application for a licence under this

 

article or refuses to vary the terms of such a licence, any person

 

affected, including the restricted person and the applicant for a

 

licence, may appeal to the High Court,

 

(b)    

the High Court on an appeal under sub-paragraph (a) shall

 

consider the application ab initio and may make any order it

 

considers appropriate.”.

 

(17)    

In article 23, for “7(a)” substitute “7(2)(a)”’.

 


 

David Howarth

 

Dr Vincent Cable

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Title,  line  3,  after ‘activity;’ insert ‘to amend the regime established by those Orders;’

 


 
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