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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 6th February 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE F


CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICE 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 Thursday 1st February (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

    That—

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

    (2) the Committee shall not meet on Thursday 8th February, Tuesday 20th February or Thursday 22nd February;

    (3) 14 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (4) the proceedings on the Bill shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 1 to 45, Schedule 1, Clauses 46 to 49, Schedule 2, Clauses 50 to 69, Schedule 3, Clauses 70 to 86, Schedule 4, Clauses 87 to 101, Schedule 5, Clauses 102 to 106, Schedule 6, Clauses 107 to 127, Schedule 7, Clauses 128 to 131, Schedule 8, Clause 132, new Clauses, new Schedules;

    (5) the proceedings on the Bill shall be brought to a conclusion at the 14th sitting at Five o'clock.


    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.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     15,     leave out from beginning to end of line 27 on page 2.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

21

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 15 and 16.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

22

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 21 to 25.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

24

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     27,     at end insert—

'paragraph 10(1) Schedule 4 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1982Unlawful street trading'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

9

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     36,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5) No order shall be made under subsection (2) unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

20

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     leave out 'reason' and insert 'reasonable grounds'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

10

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     leave out '18' and insert '16 or over, or (in the case of a penalty offence which may only be committed by a person aged 18 or over) aged 18'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

11

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     6,     after 'penalty', insert ', and in the case of a penalty offence under section 1(1) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971, compensation,'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

15

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(6)(a) Any person who, in connection with the giving of a penalty notice by a constable under this section, knowingly or recklessly gives that constable relevant information which is false in any material particular shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

    (b) In this subsection, "relevant information" means the name, address and date of birth of the person to whom the penalty notice is to be given.'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

2

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out from 'is' to end of line 13 and insert '£50'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

23

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out from 'than' to end of line 16 and insert '£100'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

12

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Secretary of State may, in respect of a penalty offence contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 specify the amount of compensation for which a person may be liable.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

13

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     24,     after 'penalty', insert 'and, as the case may be, compensation'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

3

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     9,     leave out '21 days' and insert 'one month'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

17

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     18,     at end insert 'and the constables' witness statement to be served therewith, including the form and length of such a statement.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

14

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( ) about the account to be taken by constables of the means of a person to be served with a penalty notice to pay the penalty specified in the notice.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr James Gray

16

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '( ) The statement is to be treated as admissible as evidence to the like effect as oral evidence to the like effect by that person for the purposes of section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 even though the conditions mentioned therein are not satisfied provided that such conditions as may by order be prescribed by the Secretary of State are satisfied.

    ( ) The power to make an order under subsection ( ) shall be exercisable by statutory instrument and no such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House.'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

4

Clause     19,     page     10,     line     6,     at beginning insert 'Following a first and second warning'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

5

Clause     32,     page     24,     line     19,     leave out 'nobody could' and insert 'he could not'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr James Gray

19

Clause     35,     page     26,     leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

    '(a) to consider whether likelihood of reoffending would be realistically minimised by including in the sentence the making of a travel restriction order in relation to the offender.'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

6

Clause     35,     page     27,     line     6,     after 'years', insert 'and not more than the same number of years as the sentence of imprisonment to which the offender was previously sentenced'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr James Gray

18

Clause     37,     page     29,     line     7,     at end insert 'or there are a change of circumstances which warrant a review of the original travel restriction order'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

7

Clause     43,     page     34,     line     17,     leave out '10' and insert '12'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Jackie Ballard

8

Clause     44,     page     34,     line     21,     leave out subsection (2).


NEW CLAUSES

Exclusion of prisoners convicted of assaulting police officers, etc, from power to release short-term prisoners on licence

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 34A of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (power to release short-term prisoners on licence), after subsection (2)(b) there is inserted—

    "(ba) the sentence is for any of the following offences—

            (i) an offence under section 89 of the Police Act 1996 (assaulting, obstructing or resisting a constable);

            (ii) an offence under section 38 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (assault with intent to resist arrest);

            (iii) an offence under section 18, section 20, or section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 (wounding, causing grevous bodily harm and causing actual bodily harm) committed against a constable in the execution of his duty.".'.


Exclusion of prisoners convicted of offences against children from power to release short-term prisoners on licence

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr David Lidington
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins
Mr John Bercow
Mr Keith Simpson

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 34A of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (power to release short-term prisoners on licence), after subsection (2)(c) there is inserted—

            "(ca)(i) the sentence is for an offence listed in paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000; or

            (ii) the sentence is for an offence listed in paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 which is committed against a person under the age of 18; or

            (iii) the sentence is for an offence which causes the prisoner to fall within paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.".'.


 
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