Amendments proposed to the Vehicles (Crime) Bill - continued House of Commons

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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

5

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

   

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.'.

   

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

40

Page     10,     line     25     [Clause     18],     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.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

7

Page     10,     line     26     [Clause     19],     at beginning insert—

    '(A1) Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 18(2A) the court before which he is convicted may, instead of or in addition to imposing a fine, by order do either or both of the following—

    (a) provide for the removal of any entry relating to him in the register;

    (b) prohibit him from making an application for registration under section 18(1) within such period not exceeding five years as may be specified in, or determined under, the order.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

8

Page     10,     line     27     [Clause     19],     after 'Part' insert '(other than an offence under section 18(2A))'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

9

Page     10,     line     30     [Clause     19],     leave out 'The suspension shall not' and insert 'No order under subsection (A1) or (1) shall'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

10

Page     10,     line     32     [Clause     19],     leave out 'to the Crown Court'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

11

Page     10,     line     34     [Clause     19],     at end insert—

    '(2A) A court shall give notice to the Secretary of State of the contents of any order which has been made by it under subsection (A1) or (1) and which has effect.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

12

Page     10,     line     35     [Clause     19],     leave out from 'register' to 'has' in line 36 and insert '—

    (a) to give effect to any order of a court under subsection (A1)(a); or

    (b) to reflect any suspension effected by an order of a court under subsection (1),

    but may not do so until the order concerned'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

13

Page     10,     line     37     [Clause     19],     at end insert—

    '( ) In this section "appeal" includes an application under section 111 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (application by way of case stated).'.


   

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

31

Page     13,     line     14,     leave out Clause 25.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

14

Page     14,     line     5     [Clause     26],     after 'affecting' insert 'in a material particular'.

   

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

41

Page     14,     line     16     [Clause     26],     leave out '3' and insert '5'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

15

Page     14,     line     21     [Clause     27],     leave out from 'which' to end of line 22 and insert 'is not a registration plate as a registration plate knowing that it is not a registration plate or being reckless as to whether it is a registration plate'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

16

Page     14,     line     26     [Clause     27],     leave out 'selling counterfeit registration plates' and insert 'activities which are unlawful by virtue of subsection (1)'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

17

Page     14,     line     29     [Clause     27],     leave out from 'person's' to end of line 31 and insert 'unlawful activities;'.

   

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

42

Page     14,     line     34     [Clause     27],     leave out '4' and insert '5'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

18

Page     14,     line     36     [Clause     28],     after 'person' insert '(other than an exempt person)'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

19

Page     15,     line     13     [Clause     30],     at end insert—

    ' "exempt person" means any person who is an exempt person by virtue of regulations made under section 16(2A)(b);'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

20

Page     15,     line     26     [Clause     30],     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

21

Page     15,     line     33     [Clause     30],     at end insert '; and

    "selling registration plates" is to be construed in accordance with any regulations made under section 16(2A)(a).'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

22

Page     20,     line     2     [Clause     35],     leave out from first 'by' to first 'the' in line 3 and insert 'regulation 10 of the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) Regulations 1972 or by any subsequent regulation made under any corresponding power in'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

23

Page     20,     line     15     [Clause     35],     after 'means' insert '—

    (a)'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

24

Page     20,     line     18     [Clause     35],     at end insert '; or

    (b) information relating to motor vehicles to which section 143 of the Act of 1988 does not apply or to any certificates or other documents issued in connection with such vehicles.'.

 
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