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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 9th January 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE A


VEHICLES (CRIME) BILL

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

    The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following resolution at its meeting on Monday 8th January (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

(1) during proceedings on the Vehicles (Crime) Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and between half-past Four o'clock and Seven o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Ten o'clock and between half-past Two o'clock and Five o'clock;

(2) 10 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

(3) the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

(4) the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

(5) paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) on any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (3) if all previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClauses 16 to 30
2ndClauses 16 to 30 (so far as not previously concluded)
3rdClauses 16 to 30 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
4thClauses 31 to 335 p.m.
5thClauses 1 to 15
6thClauses 1 to 15 (so far as not previously concluded)
7thClauses 1 to 15 (so far as not previously concluded)11.25 a.m.
8thClauses 34 to 375 p.m.
9thClauses 38 to 42, The Schedule, Clauses 43 to 45, new Clauses and new Schedules
10thClauses 38 to 42, The Schedule, Clauses 43 to 45, new Clauses and new Schedules (so far as not previously concluded)7 p.m.

    Mr Charles Clarke has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee. Debate on such a motion may continue for half an hour [Sessional Order C(6) relating to Programming (7th November 2000)].

    NOTE

    The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [8th January].

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    17

    Clause     17,     page     9,     line     33,     after 'register', insert 'shall be based on the return of a standard form and'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    18

    Clause     17,     page     9,     line     34,     at end insert—

        '(2A) The particulars shall be supported by relevant documentary evidence'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    4

    Clause     17,     page     9,     line     35,     leave out 'and such fee (if any) as may be prescribed,'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    5

    Clause     17,     page     9,     line     40,     leave out 'and such fee (if any) as may be prescribed,'.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    19

    Clause     18,     page     10,     line     18,     leave out 'may be set with a view to recovering' and insert 'shall be set only in order to recover'.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    20

    Clause     20,     page     10,     line     41,     leave out '28' and insert '60'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    21

    Clause     20,     page     10,     line     41,     at end insert 'without good cause or reason'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    6

    Page     10,     line     38,     leave out Clause 20.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    22

    Clause     21,     page     11,     line     40,     leave out 'a person appointed by the Secretary of State' and insert 'an independent adjudicator'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    23

    Clause     21,     page     12,     line     4,     leave out 'and'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    24

    Clause     21,     page     12,     line     5,     at end insert 'and;

      (d) the procedure for re-registration'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    7

    Page     11,     line     4,     leave out Clause 21.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    25

    Clause     22,     page     12,     line     11,     at end insert—

        '(2A) The Secretary of State may extend the period specified in subsection (2) where he receives representations in writing after the 21 day period showing good cause why an appeal could not be brought within the given period.'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    8

    Page     12,     line     6,     leave out Clause 22.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    26

    Clause     25,     page     13,     leave out lines 14 to 47 and insert—

        '(1) A justice of the peace may issue a warrant authorising a constable or (as the case may be) an authorised person to enter and inspect premises, provided that admission to the premises is reasonably required to secure compliance with the provisions of this Part, or to ascertain whether these provisions are being complied with.

        (2) A constable or an authorised person may, if necessary, use reasonable force in the exercise of his powers under a warrant issued under subsection (1).

        (3) A constable or an authorised person may at any reasonable time—

      (a) require production of, and inspect, any registration plates kept at the premises; and

      (b) require production of, inspect and take copies of or extracts from any records which the person carrying on business as a registration plate supplier is required to keep at such premises by virtue of this Part.

        (4) A constable or an authorised person in seeking to enter any premises in the exercise of his powers under a warrant issued under subsection (1) shall, if required by or on behalf of the owner or occupier or person in charge of the premises, produce evidence of his identity, and of his authority for entering before doing so.

        (5) Any person who obstructs an authorised person in the exercise of his duties under a warrant issued under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    27

    Clause     25,     page     13,     leave out lines 14 to 47 and insert—

        '(1) A constable or (as the case may be) an authorised person may at any reasonable time enter and inspect premises, provided that admission to the premises is reasonably required to ascertain whether the provisions of this Part are being complied with and, if necessary, to secure compliance with the provisions of this Part.

        (2) A constable or an authorised person may, if necessary, use reasonable force in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1).

        (3) A constable or an authorised person may at any reasonable time—

      (a) require production of, and inspect, any registration plates kept at the premises; and

      (b) require production of, inspect and take copies of or extracts from any records which the person carrying on business as a registration plate supplier is required to keep at such premises by virtue of this Part.

        (4) A constable or an authorised person in seeking to enter any premises in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1) shall, if required by or on behalf of the owner or occupier or person in charge of the premises, produce evidence of his identity, and of his authority for entering before doing so.

        (5) Any person who obstructs an authorised person in the exercise of his duties under a warrant issued under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    9

    Clause     25,     page     13,     line     14,     leave out 'at any reasonable time,' and insert 'during normal hours of business'.


       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    28

    Clause     26,     page     14,     line     8,     leave out '28' and insert '14'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    10

    Clause     26,     page     14,     line     10,     leave out 'subsection (3)'.

       

    Mr David Chidgey
    Bob Russell

    12

    Clause     26,     page     14,     line     11,     leave out '28 days', and insert '42 days'.

       

    Mr John Bercow
    Mr Keith Simpson
    Mr Michael Fabricant
    Miss Anne McIntosh

    29

    Clause     26,     page     14,     line     11,     leave out '28' and insert '14'.

 
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