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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 GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 1, line 7, leave out from ("threat") to end of line 12 and insert ("unlawful violence directed against the public or a section of the public.
 
    (  )  For this purpose--
    (a)  violence" means violence against person or property, and includes interference with the functioning of electronic equipment even if no damage is caused to the equipment;
    (b)  violence is directed against the public or a section of the public if--
          (i)  it causes or is intended to cause death, serious injury or serious damage to the health of the public or that section of the public; or
          (ii)  it causes or is intended to cause serious harm to national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country or part of the country.")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 2, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where an order has been made under section 3, the organisation may appeal to the Commission.")
 
     Page 3, line 3, leave out ("against a refusal to deproscribe an organisation") and insert ("under this section") 
     Page 3, line 4, leave out ("refuse") and insert ("make the order or refuse the application") 
     Page 3, line 7, leave out ("this section") and insert ("subsection (2)") 
  
After Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subject to subsection (2), an order made under section 3 shall not come into force until the final disposal or determination of any appeal under sections 5 or 6.
 
    (2)  Sections 25 to 27 (seizure and detention of cash) shall apply as soon as the order is made.")
Suspension of proscription order.
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 7, line 9, leave out paragraph (c) 
     Page 7, line 14, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 54
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 24, line 22, after ("if") insert ("for the purpose of assisting, preparing for or participating in terrorism") 
     Page 24, line 27, after ("if") insert ("for the purpose of assisting, preparing for or participating in terrorism") 
     Page 25, line 1, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 25, line 34, leave out from beginning to ("that") in line 35 and insert ("A person shall not be convicted of an offence under this section if there are reasonable grounds for believing") 
     Page 25, line 37, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Clause 58
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 26, line 13, leave out from beginning to ("that") in line 14 and insert ("A person shall not be convicted of an offence under this section if there are reasonable grounds for believing") 
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the question that Clause 108 stand part of the bill. 
  
Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
     Page 54, line 36, leave out ("subsection (3)") and insert ("subsections (3) and (4)") 
     Page 55, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Proceedings shall not be instituted in England and Wales without the consent of the Attorney General for--
    (a)  any offence relating to a proscribed organisation if the organisation is concerned in terrorism (as defined in section 3(5)) wholly or mainly outside the United Kingdom;
    (b)  any offence under sections 15 to 19 or 54 to 58 relating to terrorism wholly or mainly outside the United Kingdom; or
    (c)  any offence under sections 59 to 63.")
 
  
 
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