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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 1st February 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE A


TOBACCO ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the order of the Committee [30th January].

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

2

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'a separate entity containing, or being,'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

3

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     22,     leave out from 'form' to end of line 23 and insert 'or participating in doing so'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

20

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     24,     leave out subsections (5) and (6).

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

4

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     25,     leave out 'carry on business' and insert 'transact business with a person living'.

   

Yvette Cooper

16

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     1,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

5

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     17,     leave out from 'in,' to 'information' in line 18 and insert 'a communication with a person who has requested, or who has previously requested,'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

22

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     21,     leave out 'printed' and insert 'published'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

23

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     25,     leave out 'by an airline which is not a United Kingdom airline'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

6

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     25,     at end insert ', or—

    (e) if it is placed by a specialist tobacco supplier in a telephone directory.'.

   

Yvette Cooper

17

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2) The appropriate Minister may provide in regulations that no offence is committed under section 2 in relation to a tobacco advertisement which—

    (a) is in a place or on a website where tobacco products are offered for sale, and

    (b) complies with requirements specified in the regulations.

    (2A) The regulations may, in particular, provide for the meaning of "place" in subsection (2)(a).'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

24

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     26,     leave out 'display or'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

25

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     28,     leave out 'by the appropriate Minister in regulations' and insert 'by the Secretary of State in regulations under this Act.'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

21

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     30,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

26

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     36,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

7

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out 'he could not reasonably have' and insert 'it could not reasonably have been'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

27

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     44,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.

   

Yvette Cooper

18

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     2,     after 'advertisement' insert ', otherwise than as mentioned in section 2(4),'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

28

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.

   

Yvette Cooper

19

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     5,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5) In relation to a tobacco advertisement which is published or caused to be published by electronic means by an internet service provider, it is a defence for him, if charged with an offence under section 2(1), to prove that he was unaware that what he published or caused to be published was, or contained, a tobacco advertisement.

    (5A) In relation to a tobacco advertisement which is distributed as mentioned in section 2(4), it is a defence for a person charged with an offence under section 2(2) of distributing it or causing its distribution to prove—

    (a) that he was unaware that what he distributed or caused to be distributed was, or contained, a tobacco advertisement,

    (b) that, having become aware of it, he was not able to prevent its further distribution, or

    (c) that he did not carry on business in the United Kingdom at the relevant time.'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

29

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(5) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under section 2(3) of publishing or distributing something else which is accompanied by a separate entity containing, or being, a tobacco advertisement that he did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the publication contained a tobacco advertisement.'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

8

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     7,     leave out 'carry on business' and insert 'transact business with persons living'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

30

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     11,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.


   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

9

Clause     6,     page     3,     leave out lines 18 to 20.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

32

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     21,     leave out 'shop' and insert 'business'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

31

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     22,     leave out 'half' and insert 'one third'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

33

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     22,     leave out 'on the premises in question'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

34

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     28,     after 'available', insert '(or, if the most recent period for which accounts are available is different from twelve months, that period recalculated to an equivalent twelve month period on a pro rata basis)'.


   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

10

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     38,     leave out 'a' and insert 'his'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

11

Clause     8,     page     3,     line     39,     after 'any', insert 'tobacco'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

35

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     9,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

12

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     15,     leave out from 'a' to end of line 16 and insert 'tobacco product'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

37

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(5A) For the avoidance of doubt a "coupon" within the meaning of this section does not include a voucher issued to a customer who has previously bought tobacco products which have been found to be defective or unsatisfactory in some way, where the coupon is issued to the customer by way of compensation to allow him to obtain further products of the same nature.'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

13

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     18,     after 'making', insert 'tobacco'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

38

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out 'for a nominal sum' and insert 'for a sum less than their market value or, in the case of coupons, the market value of the products for which the coupons can be exchanged'.


   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

39

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     24,     leave out 'or effect'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

40

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     27,     after first 'contribution', insert 'in the course of business'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

36

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     34,     leave out 'had no reason to suspect' and insert 'could not reasonably have been expected to know'.

   

Mrs Caroline Spelman
Mr Peter Luff

41

Clause     9,     page     4,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(c) that the purpose of what was done was to promote a tobacco product outside the United Kingdom and that the promotion of the product in the United Kingdom was incidental to that purpose and occurred only as a result of the broadcasting or publication by a third party of something in the United Kingdom for a purpose other than the promotion of a tobacco product.'.

 
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