Amendments proposed to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Blunkett

35

Clause     74,     page     35,     line     19,     at end insert—

'"act of terrorism" has the same meaning as in the Terrorism Act 2000 (c.11);'.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

36

Clause     75,     page     36,     line     7,     leave out 'is capable of endangering life or causing' and insert 'could be used in an act of terrorism to endanger life or cause'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

37

Clause     75,     page     36,     line     11,     after 'used', insert 'in an act of terrorism'.


   

Mr Alex Salmond
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Annabelle Ewing
Pete Wishart

51

Clause     77,     page     38,     line     41,     after 'commission', insert 'the Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales'.

   

Mr Alex Salmond
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Simon Thomas
Annabelle Ewing
Pete Wishart

52

Clause     77,     page     39,     line     14,     at end add—

       'In respect of the regulations, the Secretary of State shall be required to make regular reports to Parliament on the security of the civil nuclear industry, on each occasion as regulations are made, and on a cycle of no more than six months since the last regulations have been made.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

161

*Clause     79,     page     39,     line     28,     at end insert 'except that it shall not be an offence to disclose any information or thing concerning transparent routes, frequency of journeys, or volume or type of material transported.'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

159

*Clause     79,     page     39,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In proceedings for an offence under this section it is a defence for the accused to show that the public interest in disclosure of the information relating to the transportation of nuclear material outweighed the public interest in not prejudicing the security of that material.'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

151

*Clause     80,     page     40,     line     14,     after 'of', insert 'highly enriched'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

152

*Clause     80,     page     40,     line     16,     after 'of', insert 'highly enriched'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Oliver Letwin
Norman Baker
Mr Dominic Grieve

143

*Clause     89,     page     47,     line     17,     after 'station', insert 'in connection with a terrorist investigation'.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Oliver Letwin
Norman Baker
Mr Dominic Grieve

144

*Clause     90,     page     49,     line     10,     after 'station', insert 'in connection with a terrorist investigation'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr Dominic Grieve
Norman Baker

145

*Clause     91,     page     51,     line     6,     after 'station', insert 'in connection with a terrorist investigation'.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr Dominic Grieve
Norman Baker

146

*Clause     92,     page     52,     line     11,     after 'station', insert 'in connection with a terrorist investigation'.


   

Andrew Bennett

124

Clause     93,     page     53,     line     31,     leave out lines 31 to 33 and insert—

    '(a)   incidents involving serious violence may take place in any locality in his area, and'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr Dominic Grieve
Norman Baker

149

*Clause     93,     page     53,     line     32,     after 'of', insert 'terrorist'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett
Mrs Secretary Liddell

63

Clause     93,     page     54,     line     29,     at end insert—

        '(11)   This section does not extend to Scotland.'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett
Mrs Secretary Liddell

64

Clause     93,     page     54,     line     32,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr Dominic Grieve
Norman Baker

147

*Page     53,     line     11,     leave out Clause 93.


   

Simon Hughes
Mr Oliver Letwin
Norman Baker
Mr Dominic Grieve

150

*Clause     94,     page     55,     line     17,     after 'of', insert 'terrorist'.

   

Mr Secretary Blunkett

65

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     6,     at beginning insert 'an offence under'.

   

Simon Hughes
Mr Oliver Letwin
Norman Baker
Mr Dominic Grieve

148

*Page     54,     line     36,     leave out Clause 94.


   

Mr Chris Mullin
Mr Jim Cousins

57

Clause     97,     page     59,     line     18,     after 'offence', insert 'involving the use or threat of violence against any person'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr James Paice
Norman Baker

166

*Clause     97,     page     59,     line     18,     after 'offence', insert 'which he might reasonably assume to be terrorism'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr James Paice
Norman Baker

165

*Clause     97,     page     59,     line     18,     leave out second 'or' and insert 'and'.

   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

162

*Page     58,     line     13,     leave out Clause 97.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

163

*Page     59,     line     45,     leave out Clause 98.


   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr James Paice
Norman Baker

168

*Clause     99,     page     61,     line     3,     after 'offence', insert 'which he might reasonably assume to be terrorism'.

   

Mr Oliver Letwin
Simon Hughes
Mr James Paice
Norman Baker

167

*Clause     99,     page     61,     line     3,     leave out 'or' and insert 'and'.


   

Simon Hughes
Norman Baker
Mr John Burnett
Bob Russell
Annette Brooke

164

*Page     61,     line     24,     leave out Clause 100.


   

Mr Secretary Blunkett
Mrs Secretary Liddell

76

Schedule     7,     page     108,     line     21,     at end insert—

'Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77)

    1      The Police (Scotland) Act 1967 has effect subject to the following amendments.
    2   (1)  Section 11 (aid of one police force by another) is amended as follows.    

    (2)   In subsection (2), for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate Minister or Ministers" and after "he" insert "or they".

    (3)   In subsection (4), for "Secretary of State" substitute "appropriate Ministers".

    (4)   After that subsection insert—

        "(5)   This section shall apply in relation to the Strategic Rail Authority and the British Transport Police Force as it applies to a police authority and a police force respectively.

        (6)   In subsection (2) "appropriate Minister or Ministers" means—

      (a)   in relation to a direction given to the Chief Constable of the British Transport Police Force, the Secretary of State, and

      (b)   in any other case, the Scottish Ministers.

        (7)   In subsection (4) "appropriate Ministers" means—

      (a)   where the police authorities concerned include the Strategic Rail Authority, the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State, acting jointly, and

      (b)   in any other case, the Scottish Ministers."

    3   (1)Section 12 (collaboration agreements) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (3), for "Secretary of State" substitute "Scottish Ministers".

    (3)   For subsection (5) substitute—

        "(5)   If it appears to the Scottish Ministers that an agreement should be made for the purposes specified in subsection (1), (2) or (4) of this section, they may, after considering any representations made by the parties concerned, direct those parties to enter into such agreement for that purpose as may be specified in the directions.

        (6)   For the purposes of this section—

      (a)   the British Transport Police Force shall be treated as if it were a police force;

      (b)   "police functions" shall include the functions of the British Transport Police Force;

      (c)   the British Transport Police Committee shall be treated as if it were the police authority maintaining that Force for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) of this section; and the Strategic Rail Authority shall be so treated for the purposes of subsection (3) of this section; and

      (d)   "police area", in relation to the British Transport Police Force and the British Transport Police Committee, means those places where members of the British Transport Police Force have the powers, protection and privileges of a constable under section 53(4) of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix).

        (7)   In relation to agreements relating to the British Transport Police Force, any determination under subsection (3) shall be made, and any directions under subsection (5) shall be given, by the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State, acting jointly."

    4   (1)Section 17 (general functions and jurisdiction of constables) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (4) insert—

        "(4A)   A member of the British Transport Police Force who is for the time being required by virtue of section 11 or 12 of this Act to serve with a police force shall—

      (a)   have all the powers and privileges of a constable of that police force, and

      (b)   be subject to the direction of the chief constable of that force."

    (3)   In subsection (7)(a) after "first-mentioned force" insert "or, if he is serving with the British Transport Police Force, the Chief Constable of that Force".

    5   (1)Section 42 (causing disaffection) is amended as follows.

    (2)   In subsection (1), after "force" insert "or of the British Transport Police Force".

    (3)   In subsection (2), after "constable" insert "or a member of the British Transport Police Force".

    6   (1)Section 43 (impersonation etc.) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (2) insert—

        "(2A)   For the purposes of this section—

      (a)   "constable" includes a member of the British Transport Police Force, and

      (b)   any reference to "police" includes a reference to that force."

    (3)   In subsection (3), after "police authority" insert "or by the British Transport Police Committee".

    (4)   After that subsection insert—

        "(4)   In its application to articles of British Transport Police Force uniform, subsection (1)(b) has effect as if for the words "without the permission of the police authority for the police area in which he is" were substituted the words "in circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a constable as to be calculated to deceive".

    7   In section 51 (interpretation), after the definition of "amalgamation scheme" insert—

    ""British Transport Police Force" means the constables appointed under section 53 of the British Transport Commission Act 1949 (c. xxix);".'.

 
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