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Amendments to the Terrorism Bill

Terrorism Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Terrorism Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 1, line 8, leave out ("action") and insert ("unlawful action which is intended to intimidate or coerce a government, the public or any section of the public and") 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out from ("against") to ("person") in line 10 and insert ("another person, or
    (b)  involves serious violence against property which endangers the life of, or risks serious injury to, another")
 
     Page, 1, line 14, at end insert ("in the countries or areas designated by the Secretary of State") 
     Page 1, line 18, at end insert--
    ("(d)  unlawful action" means an action which is or would be unlawful within the United Kingdom, and
    (e)  action" includes that which is covered by sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883")
 
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 25, line 25, leave out (", at any level,") 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 25, line 30, leave out ("commits an offence") and insert ("may be arrested under section 41") 
     Page 25, line 30, after ("article") insert ("without reasonable excuse") 
     Page 25, line 34, at beginning insert--
 
    ("A person commits an offence if he possesses an article which is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, and")
 
     Page 25, line 34, leave out ("is a defence for") and insert ("shall be for the prosecution to prove that") 
     Page 25, line 34, leave out ("to prove that") and insert ("had in") 
     Page 25, line 35, leave out ("of") 
     Page 25, line 35, leave out ("was not") 
     Page 25, line 39, leave out paragraph (a) 
     Page 25, line 42, leave out ("unless he proves") and insert ("although it is for the prosecution to prove") 
     Page 25, line 43, leave out ("did not know") and insert ("knew") 
     Page 25, line 43, leave out ("or") and insert ("and") 
     Page 25, line 43, leave out ("no") 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 26, line 7, at end insert ("without reasonable excuse") 
     Page 26, line 13, leave out subsection (3) 
 
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