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“(2)    

In issuing a policing plan, the Common Council must have regard to

 

the strategic policing requirement issued under section 37A.”.’.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Page  167,  line  42  [Schedule  16],  at end insert—

 

            

‘In section 61 (the Police Negotiating Board for the United Kingdom), in

 

subsection (1)(a), for “authorities” substitute “persons and bodies”.’.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

52

 

Page  211,  line  5  [Schedule  16],  leave out paragraph 355.

 

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND AMENDMENTS TO CLAUSES, AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO

 

CLAUSE 152

 

Ann Clwyd

 

Sir Gerald Kaufman

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Richard Burden

 

Total signatories: 29

 

John McDonnell

 

Sandra Osborne

 

2

 

Page  100,  line  10,  leave out Clause 152.

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

154

 

Page  100,  line  17  [Clause  152],  at end insert—

 

‘(a)    

A specialist unit shall be established within the Crown Prosecution

 

Service, reporting to the Director of Public Prosecutions, so as to ensure

 

minimal delay in decisions relating to arrest warrants issued under this

 

section.


 
 

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(b)    

A specialist unit shall be established within the Metropolitan Police so as

 

to ensure minimal delay in the issuing of arrest warrants under this

 

section.’.

 


 

Second day

 

NEW CLAUSES AND AMENDMENTS TO CLAUSES, and NEW SCHEDULES, RELATING TO

 

PART 2

 

NEW CLAUSES

 

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.’.

 


 

General duties of licensing authorities

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Licensing Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 4 (General duties of licensing authorities) insert—

 

“(2)    

 

(a)    

protecting and improving public health.”.’.

 


 

Vernon Coaker

 

Diana Johnson

 

Clive Efford

 

Mark Tami

 

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Page  78,  line  36  [Clause  119],  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

A relevant officer may give a notice under this section (a “training order”)

 

applying to any premises if—

 

(a)    

there is evidence that a person (“the offender”) has committed an offence

 

under section 147A of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to those

 

premises;

 

(b)    

the relevant officer considers that the evidence is such that, if the offender

 

were prosecuted for the offence, there would be a realistic prospect of his

 

being convicted; and

 

(c)    

the offender is still, at the time when the notice is given, the holder of a

 

premises licence in respect of those premises, or one of the holders of

 

such a licence.

 

(7)    

A training order is a notice which—

 

(a)    

proposes a prohibition for a period not exceeding 24 hours on sales of

 

alcohol on the premises in question,

 

(b)    

offers the opportunity to discharge all criminal liability in respect of the

 

alleged offence by the acceptance of the prohibition proposed by the

 

notice,


 
 

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(c)    

requires re-training of staff on the law on underage sales to be carried out

 

by a date specified by the licensing authority, and

 

(d)    

requires evidence to be submitted to the licensing authority that training

 

has taken place.’.

 


 

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’.

 

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,’.

 



 
 

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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’.

 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND Amendments to clauses and New Schedules and

 

Amendments to schedules Relating to PART 3, CLAUSES 149 TO 151; AND

 

REMAINING PROCEEDINGS

 

John McDonnell

 

162

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  94,  line  27  [Clause  140],  leave out subsection (2).

 


 

John McDonnell

 

163

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  94,  line  32,  leave out Clause 141.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

164

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  95,  line  7,  leave out Clause 142.

 

John McDonnell

 

171

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  95,  line  7,  leave out Clause 142 and insert—

 

‘142  

Injunctions to prevent a prohibited activity in controlled area of Parliament

 

Square

 

(1)    

The High Court may grant an injunction against a person under this section if—


 
 

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(a)    

it is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the respondent has engaged

 

in, or is about to engage in, a prohibited activity; and

 

(b)    

the injunction is necessary to stop the person doing a prohibited activity

 

or from starting a prohibited activity.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this part, a “prohibited activity”; is an activity—

 

(a)    

which may result in serious public disorder or serious damage to

 

property; or

 

(b)    

where the purpose of the activity is the intimidation of others with a view

 

to compelling them not to do an act they have a right to do, or to do an

 

act they have a right not to do.

 

(3)    

A person who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a prohibition in an

 

injunction order under section 143(1) is in breach of the injunction.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

176

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  95,  line  8  [Clause  142],  leave out ‘constable’ and insert ‘senior police

 

officer’.

 

John McDonnell

 

185

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  95,  line  8  [Clause  142],  leave out ‘or authorised officer’.

 

John McDonnell

 

177

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  95,  line  12  [Clause  142],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In subsection (1) a “senior police officer” means the most senior in the rank of

 

police officers present at the scene.’.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

195

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  96,  line  12  [Clause  142],  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 

John McDonnell

 

165

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  96,  line  13,  leave out Clause 143.

 

John McDonnell

 

172

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  96,  line  13,  leave out Clause 143 and insert—

 

‘143  

Injunctions under section 142: content and duration

 

(1)    

A condition included in an injunction ordered by the High Court under section

 

142(1) may prohibit the person from—

 

(a)    

being in the controlled area of Parliament Square for the purpose of

 

undertaking a prohibited activity; or

 

(b)    

entering the controlled area of Parliament Square for the purpose of

 

undertaking a prohibited activity.

 

(2)    

An injunction prohibiting a person from being in or entering the controlled area

 

of Parliament Square continues in force until—


 
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