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given up to and including

Thursday 25th January 2001


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CONSIDERATION OF BILL

VEHICLES (CRIME) BILL


NEW CLAUSES

Offence of making false statements

   

Mr Secretary Straw

NC1

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) A person who, in making an application to be registered in the register of a local authority or to renew his registration in such a register—

    (a) makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular; or

    (b) recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular,

    shall be guilty of an offence and, subject to subsection (2), liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    (2) A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale if—

    (a) any previous application of his to the local authority concerned for registration or renewal of registration was refused under section 3(3); or

    (b) any previous registration of his in the register of the local authority concerned was cancelled under section 4(1).'.


Identifying marks on vehicles

   

Mr David Chidgey

NC2

*To move the following Clause:—

    'It shall be an offence for any person

    (a) to be in possession of a motor vehicle or motorcycle which does not show a valid identifying mark, or

    (b) to deface, remove or otherwise alter or attempt to alter a valid vehicle identifying mark;

    and for the purposes of this Act a valid identifying mark shall be those numbers, letters or combination thereof marked on or affixed to the vehicle by the original manufacturer for the purpose of identification and so registered in the registration documents issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or such other agency as shall be responsible for such registration.'.


Inspection of premises

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

NC3

*To move the following Clause:—

    '( )—(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.'.


Provisions relating to regional symbols

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 27 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (registration marks) there shall be inserted—

"Provisions relating to regional symbols

    (27B)—(1) The Secretary of State shall prescribe no specifications under section 27A that require a registration plate to contain or display any flag or symbol of the European Union.

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall by regulations provide for any registration plate to contain or display a regional flag specified by the owner of the relevant vehicle.".'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

32

*Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(e) wholly or partly in the purchase of used motor vehicle parts and their use or re-sale; or

    (f) wholly or partly in the purchase of motor vehicles and the use or re-sale of their parts.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

33

*Page     2,     line     43     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'so long as this is no more than the amount necessary to recover the costs of processing the application.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

34

*Page     2,     line     46     [Clause     3],     after 'recovering', insert 'a sum no greater than'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

35

*Page     3,     line     9     [Clause     3],     after 'applicant', insert ', or any person employed by him in the business, or associated with him in the conduct of the business,'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

36

*Page     3,     line     11     [Clause     3],     after 'applicant', insert ', or any person employed by him in the business, or associated with him in the conduct of the business,'.

   

Mr David Chidgey

27

*Page     3,     line     12     [Clause     3],     after 'order', insert '; and

    (c) whether stolen motor vehicles or parts of motor vehicles have been recovered from any premises occupied by the applicant.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

37

*Page     3,     line     21     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

    '( ) Any person who knowingly makes a false application under this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

30

*Page     6,     line     5,     leave out Clause 9.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

1

*Page     6,     line     37     [Clause     10],     after 'affecting' insert 'in a material particular'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

38

*Page     7,     line     9     [Clause     11],     after 'vehicle,' insert 'or part of a motor vehicle'.

   

Mr David Chidgey

28

*Page     7,     line     41     [Clause     15],     after 'vehicles', insert 'or parts of motor vehicles'.


   

Mr David Chidgey

29

*Page     8,     line     2     [Clause     15],     leave out 'excluding' and insert 'including'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

2

*Page     9,     line     25     [Clause     16],     after 'he' insert '—

    (a)'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

3

*Page     9,     line     26     [Clause     16],     at end insert '; and

    (b) is not an exempt person.

    (2A) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for—

    (a) activities of a prescribed description to be treated for the purposes of this Part as not being activities which consist in selling registration plates;

    (b) persons of a prescribed description to be exempt persons for the purposes of this Part.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

39

*Page     10,     line     18     [Clause     18],     leave out from 'prescribed' to end of line and insert 'shall be set no higher than necessary to recover'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

4

*Page     10,     line     20     [Clause     18],     at end insert—

    '(2A) A person who, in making an application for registration—

    (a) makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular, or

    (b) recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular,

    shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    (2B) Where an order under section 19(A1)(b) has effect in relation to a person who has been convicted of an offence under subsection (2A), no application for registration shall be made by that person under subsection (1) in contravention of the order.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

6

*Page     10,     line     23     [Clause     18],     at end insert—

    '( ) A person who makes an application in contravention of subsection (2B) or (3) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

5

*Page     10,     line     23     [Clause     18],     leave out '19' and insert '19(1)'.

 
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