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Amendments to the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.]

Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Criminal Justice (Mode of Trial) Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 1, line 23, leave out from beginning to ("as") in line 24 and insert ("the likelihood of the accused's livelihood, or prospects of obtaining a livelihood, being substantially diminished or substantially affected") 
     Page 2, line 1, leave out ("whether the accused's reputation would be") and insert ("the likelihood of the accused's reputation being (at any time)") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 2, line 4, after ("conviction;") insert--
    ("(  )  whether the trial is likely to last for more than two days;")
 
     Page 2, line 10, leave out from ("accused") to end of line 12 
     Page 2, line 12, leave out ("(3)(e)") and insert ("(3)(c)") 
     Page 2, line 13, after ("peace") insert ("from whom there has been an appeal under section 20(4) below or") 
     Page 2, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  If the accused made representations under section 19(2)(a) above that he should be tried on indictment but the court decides that he ought to be tried summarily, the court shall inform him of the reasons for its decision.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
[In substitution for the third amendment printed on sheet HL Bill 3(a)]
 
     Page 2, line 30, at beginning insert ("Within 7 days of being informed of a decision and the reasons for it under subsection (1) above,") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 2, line 30, at beginning insert ("Within 7 days of being informed of a decision under subsection (2) above and the reasons for it under subsection (3A) above,") 
     Page 2, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An appeal under subsection (4) shall be heard by a Judge of the Crown Court sitting alone in open court.")
 
     Page 2, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of an appeal to the Crown Court against a decision of a magistrates' court under section 19(4) above that he ought to be tried summarily, the accused may, with reasonable cause, require primary or secondary disclosure, or both, of a kind which would have been allowed if the offence had been committed for trial on indictment.")
 
     Page 2, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If an appeal under subsection (4) is dismissed, the Judge shall inform the accused of the reasons for his decision.")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
     Page 7, line 33, at end insert-- 
 ("Legal Aid Act 1988 
       .  After section 21(3)(d) of the Legal Aid Act 1988 (Availability of representation) there shall be inserted--
    (e)  where a person wishes to appeal to the Crown Court pursuant to section 20(4) of the Magistrates Court Act 1980."")
 
 
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