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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 13th February 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE F


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [6th February].

   

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

78

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     15,     leave out 'half' and insert 'one quarter of'.

   

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

79

Clause 3, page 3, line 20, leave out 'give' and insert 'include a statement by a constable with respect to the alleged offence giving'.

   

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'.

   

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

80

Clause 3, page 3, line     33,     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

'(6) No regulations or order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the same has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament'.


   

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

97

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     15,     leave out 'issue guidance' and insert 'by order issue a Code of Practice'.

   

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.'.

   

Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Crispin Blunt

112

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

    '(d) in issuing guidance hereunder the Secretary of State shall now regard to the need

            (i) not to issue a penalty notice in circumstances where to do so involved a significant risk of exacerbating the potential for disorder

            (ii) to encourage and not to diminish the opportunity for reparations and restorative justice.'.

   

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

98

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

    '( ) No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of it 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

100

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     24,     leave out 'by' and insert 'before'.

   

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

99

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     24,     leave out 'the offence will be tried' and insert 'and the time at which, he must appear'.

   

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

101

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( ) A warning notice shall be given in the manner prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State, such power to be exercisable by statutory instrument.

    ( ) Such an instrument shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament'.

   

Sir Nicholas Lyell
Mr Crispin Blunt

111

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out subsection (7).


   

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.'.


   

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

25

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     25,     after 'constable', insert 'in uniform'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

126

*Clause     14,     page     7,     line     27,     at end insert 'and reasonably believes that their behaviour may lead to an offence.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins

26

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     33,     leave out 'for' and insert 'which contains'.

   

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

53

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     33,     leave out from 'liquor' to end.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins

27

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out 'he considers appropriate' and insert 'the chief officer of police for that area has specified'.

   

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

54

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     38,     leave out '2' and insert '5'.

   

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

55

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     40,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

127

*Clause     15,     page     8,     line     5,     leave out '15(1)(a)'.

   

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

56

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     8,     leave out subsection (1)(b) and insert—

    '(b) any area to which members of the public have or may gain access'.

   

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

57

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     14,     after 'been', insert 'or may be'.

   

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

58

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     14,     at end insert 'provided that a constable may lawfully exercise any of the powers in section 14 whether or not the place has been so designated if he reasonably believes the place of the offence is a public place.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins

31

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(2A) An order made under subsection (2) shall have effect for such period (not being greater than 12 months) as shall be specified in the order.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins

32

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(2A) An order under subsection (2) may only be made by a meeting of the full local authority.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Nick Hawkins

28

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( ) to specify that the order shall not apply to a particular area within a designated public place.'.

 
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