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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 23 March 2011

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

1495 and 1507

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, As Amended

 

Paul Murphy

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jessica Morden

 

Paul Flynn

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Nick Smith

 

Chris Evans

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Chris Ruane

 

3

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  after ‘area’, insert ‘except those in Wales’.

 

Paul Murphy

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jessica Morden

 

Paul Flynn

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Nick Smith

 

Chris Evans

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Chris Ruane

 

4

 

Page  31,  line  37  [Clause  50],  after ‘areas’, insert ‘except those in Wales’.


 
 

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Paul Murphy

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Jessica Morden

 

Paul Flynn

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

Susan Elan Jones

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Nick Smith

 

Chris Evans

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Chris Ruane

 

5

 

Page  32,  line  6  [Clause  50],  leave out subsection (2)(b).

 

Power for licensing authorities to set fees

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Licensing Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 197 insert—

 

“197A

Regulations about fees

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies where the Secretary of State makes regulations

 

under this Act prescribing the amount of any fee.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may, in determining the amount of the fee, have

 

regard, in particular, to—

 

(a)    

the costs of any licensing authority to whom the fee is to be

 

payable which are referable to the discharge of the function to

 

which the fee relates, and

 

(b)    

the general costs of any such licensing authority;

 

    

and may determine an amount by reference to fees payable to, and costs

 

of, any such licensing authorities, taken together.

 

(3)    

A power under this Act to prescribe the amount of a fee includes power

 

to provide that the amount of the fee is to be determined by the licensing

 

authority to whom it is to be payable.

 

(4)    

Regulations which so provide may also specify constraints on the

 

licensing authority’s power to determine the amount of the fee.

 

(5)    

Subsections (6) and (7)—

 

(a)    

apply where, by virtue of subsection (3), regulations provide that

 

the amount of a fee is to be determined by a licensing authority,

 

and

 

(b)    

are subject to any constraint imposed under subsection (4).

 

(6)    

The licensing authority—

 

(a)    

must determine the amount of the fee (and may from time to time

 

determine a revised amount),

 

(b)    

may determine different amounts for different classes of case

 

specified in the regulations (but may not otherwise determine

 

different amounts for different cases), and


 
 

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(c)    

must publish the amount of the fee as determined from time to

 

time.

 

(7)    

In determining the amount of the fee, the licensing authority must seek to

 

secure that the income from fees of that kind will equate, as nearly as

 

possible, to the aggregate of—

 

(a)    

the licensing authority’s costs referable to the discharge of the

 

function to which the fee relates, and

 

(b)    

a reasonable share of the licensing authority’s general costs;

 

    

and must assess income and costs for this purpose in such manner as it

 

considers appropriate.

 

197B  

Regulations about fees: supplementary provision

 

(1)    

Subsections (2) and (3) apply for the purposes of section 197A.

 

(2)    

References to a licensing authority’s costs referable to the discharge of a

 

function include, in particular—

 

(a)    

administrative costs of the licensing authority so far as they are

 

referable to the discharge of the function, and

 

(b)    

costs in connection with the discharge of the function which are

 

incurred by the licensing authority acting—

 

(i)    

under this Act, but

 

(ii)    

in a capacity other than that of licensing authority

 

(whether that of local authority, local planning authority

 

or any other authority).

 

(3)    

References to the general costs of a licensing authority are to costs of the

 

authority so far as they are referable to the discharge of functions under

 

this Act in respect of which no fee is otherwise chargeable and include,

 

in particular—

 

(a)    

costs referable to the authority’s functions under section 5;

 

(b)    

costs of or incurred in connection with the monitoring and

 

enforcement of Parts 7 and 8 of this Act;

 

(c)    

costs incurred in exercising functions conferred by virtue of

 

section 197A.

 

(4)    

To the extent that they prescribe the amount of a fee or include provision

 

made by virtue of section 197A(3) or (4), regulations may—

 

(a)    

make provision which applies generally or only to specified

 

authorities or descriptions of authority, and

 

(b)    

make different provision for different authorities or descriptions

 

of authority.

 

(5)    

Subsection (4) is not to be taken to limit the generality of section 197.”.

 

(3)    

In section 10(4) (sub-delegation of functions by licensing committee etc)—

 

(a)    

omit “or” at the end of paragraph (c), and

 

(b)    

after paragraph (d) insert “or

 

(e)    

any function conferred by virtue of section 197A

 

(regulations about fees).”.’.


 
 

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Alcohol disorder zones: repeal

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Sections 15 to 20 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (alcohol disorder

 

zones) are repealed.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

6

 

Page  5,  line  32  [Clause  5],  at end insert ‘if, and to the extent that, the plan or

 

variation is different from the draft prepared in accordance with subsection (6)’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

7

 

Page  6,  line  11  [Clause  5],  after ‘plan’, insert ‘or variation’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

8

 

Page  6,  line  44  [Clause  6],  at end insert ‘if, and to the extent that, the plan or

 

variation is different from the draft prepared in accordance with subsection (6)’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

9

 

Page  7,  line  12  [Clause  6],  leave out ‘and (7) to (8A)’ and insert ‘(7) to (8A), and

 

(10) to (12)’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

10

 

Page  10,  line  4  [Clause  10],  leave out ‘in’ and insert ‘for’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

11

 

Page  10,  line  27  [Clause  10],  at end insert—

 

‘“functions” does not include functions which are exercisable only in

 

relation to Wales and relate to matters in relation to which the Welsh

 

Ministers have functions;’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

12

 

Page  14,  line  8  [Clause  18],  after ‘arrange’, insert ‘under this section’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

13

 

Page  15,  line  8  [Clause  19],  leave out from ‘of’ to end of line 9 and insert ‘the

 

Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime which is, in accordance with subsection (2),

 

exercisable by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

14

 

Page  22,  line  16  [Clause  22],  leave out ‘of two years or more’ and insert ‘exceeding

 

two years’.


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

15

 

Page  19,  line  20  [Clause  25],  leave out sub-paragraph (ii).

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

16

 

Page  20,  line  22  [Clause  28],  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Each police area, other than the metropolitan police district, is to have a police

 

and crime panel established and maintained in accordance with Schedule (Police

 

and crime panels) (police and crime panels).’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

17

 

Page  20,  line  33  [Clause  28],  leave out ‘elected local policing body’ and insert

 

‘police and crime commissioner’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

18

 

Page  21,  line  12  [Clause  28],  leave out from ‘commissioner’ to end of line 15 and

 

insert—

 

‘(6A)    

The police and crime panel for a police area in England must send copies of any

 

such reports or recommendations to each local authority whose area falls wholly

 

or partly within the police area.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

19

 

Page  21,  line  18  [Clause  28],  leave out from beginning to end of line 28 and

 

insert—

 

‘(8)    

Schedule (Police and crime panels) (police and crime panels) has effect.

 

(9)    

In this section “local authority” means a county council or a district council.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

20

 

Page  21,  line  33  [Clause  29],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Nothing in subsection (1) requires a member of the police and crime

 

commissioner’s staff to give any evidence, or produce any document, which

 

discloses advice given to the commissioner by that person.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

21

 

Page  64,  line  38  [Clause  103],  leave out ‘established under’ and insert ‘referred to

 

in subsection (1) of’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

22

 

Page  87,  line  26  [Clause  126],  leave out ‘authorisations’ and insert ‘premises

 

licences and club premises certificates’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

23

 

Page  89,  line  20  [Clause  130],  leave out from ‘of’ to ‘may’ in line 22 and insert

 

‘relevant expenses which’.


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

24

 

Page  89,  line  23  [Clause  130],  leave out third ‘the’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

25

 

Page  89,  line  28  [Clause  130],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In subsection (2)(a), “relevant expenses” means expenses incurred by a licensing

 

authority in the administration of the late night levy requirement including, in

 

particular, such expenses incurred in, in connection with or in consequence of—

 

(a)    

any decision mentioned in section 134(1);

 

(b)    

collection of payments of the late night levy;

 

(c)    

enforcement of the late night levy requirement.

 

(2B)    

Expenses incurred by a licensing authority which fall within subsection (2A)(a)

 

include, in particular, expenses which it incurs in connection with any application

 

made by virtue of section 134(2)(c).’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

26

 

Page  90,  line  38  [Clause  133],  leave out ‘different’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

27

 

Page  90,  line  39  [Clause  133],  after ‘apply’, insert ‘in addition to any that currently

 

apply, or to cease to apply,’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

28

 

Page  91,  line  7  [Clause  133],  leave out ‘by virtue of section 132(1)(b) or (iii)’ and

 

insert ‘as the result of a relevant decision’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

29

 

Page  91,  line  11  [Clause  133],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In subsection (4)(b), “relevant decision” means a decision under—

 

(a)    

section 132(1)(b)(ii) or (iii), or

 

(b)    

subsection (1)(c) of this section.’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

30

 

Page  92,  line  41  [Clause  135],  leave out from ‘all’ to ‘that’ in line 42 and insert

 

‘holders of relevant late night authorisations in’.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Police and crime panels

 

Part 1

 

Type of panel which police area is to have


 
 

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England

 

1    (1)  

Each police area in England, other than the metropolitan police district, is to

 

have a police and crime panel established and maintained in accordance with

 

Part 2 of this Schedule.

 

      (2)  

But the Secretary of State may, by order, provide that any such police area is

 

to have (for as long as the order has effect) a police and crime panel established

 

and maintained in accordance with Part 3 of this Schedule (instead of a panel

 

established and maintained in accordance with Part 2).

 

      (3)  

The Secretary of State may make an order under sub-paragraph (2) in relation

 

to a single-authority police area only if the Secretary of State is of the opinion

 

that the relevant local authority has failed to nominate or appoint one or more

 

of its councillors as members of the panel in accordance with paragraphs 6 and

 

9.

 

      (4)  

The Secretary of State may make an order under sub-paragraph (2) in relation

 

to a multi-authority police area only if the Secretary of State is of the opinion

 

that all the relevant local authorities have (whether at the same time or at

 

different times) failed to nominate or appoint one or more of their councillors

 

as members of the panel—

 

(a)    

in accordance with paragraphs 7 and 9 (in the case of a police area

 

which covers ten or more local authorities), or

 

(b)    

in accordance with paragraphs 8 and 9 (in the case of a police area

 

which covers nine or fewer local authorities).

 

Wales

 

2          

Each police area in Wales is to have a police and crime panel established and

 

maintained in accordance with Part 3 of this Schedule.

 

Part 2

 

Panels established by local authorities

 

Establishment and maintenance of panels

 

3    (1)  

This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to each police area in England

 

(other than the metropolitan police district), unless an order under paragraph

 

1(2) has effect in relation to the police area.

 

      (2)  

The local authority or local authorities which such a police area covers must—

 

(a)    

establish and maintain a police and crime panel for the police area, and

 

(b)    

make the panel arrangements (see paragraph 23) for the police and

 

crime panel.

 

      (3)  

In the case of a multi-authority police area, all the relevant local authorities

 

must agree to the making or modification of the panel arrangements.

 

      (4)  

In the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule, a reference to a police

 

and crime panel is a reference to a panel established and maintained in

 

accordance with this paragraph.

 

Membership and status

 

4    (1)  

A police and crime panel for a police area is to consist of the following

 

members—

 

(a)    

the relevant number of persons properly appointed as members of the

 

panel; and

 

(b)    

two members co-opted by the panel.


 
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