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

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

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 13th April 2000, as follows-- 
 Clauses 1 and 2
Schedule 1
Clause 3
Schedule 2
Clauses 4 and 5
Schedule 3
Clauses 6 to 23
Schedule 4
Clauses 24 to 37
Schedule 5
Clause 38
Schedule 6
Clauses 39 to 41
Schedule 8
Clauses 42 to 53
Schedule 7
Clauses 54 to 65
Schedule 9
Clauses 66 to 84
Schedule 10
Clauses 85 to 98
Schedule 11
Clauses 99 to 102
Schedule 12
Clauses 103 to 106
Schedule 13
Clauses 107 to 115
Schedule 14
Clauses 116 to 124
Schedules 15 and 16
Clauses 125 to 130
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
1     Page 1, line 7, leave out from ("use") to ("outside") in line 14 and insert ("of serious violence against persons, or the causing of serious damage to property, or the threat to use such violence or cause such damage, to intimidate or coerce a government, the public, or any section of the public, in order to promote political, religious or ideological objectives.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1)--
    (a)  damage" includes any interference with electronic systems,
    (b)  property" includes any public utility undertakings,
    (c)  violence" includes the causing of personal injury,
    (d)  use" includes use")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
2     Page 1, line 7, after ("threat,") insert ("of action which is, or appears to be,") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
3     Page 1, line 7, leave out from ("threat") to end of line 12 and insert ("of unlawful violence directed against the public or a section of the public.
 
    (  )  For this purpose--
    (a)  violence" means violence against persons 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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
4     Page 1, line 8, leave out ("of action") and insert ("and") 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
5     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") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
6     Page 1, line 8, after ("action") insert (", including action through computers,") 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
7     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
8     Page 1, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(  )  involves the disruption of any computer or electronic control system,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
9     Page, 1, line 14, at end insert ("in the countries or areas designated by the Secretary of State") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
10     Page 1, line 14, at end insert ("except in countries with which the United Kingdom is at war,") 
11     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
    ("(  ) "serious violence against any person" includes actual bodily harm,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
12     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")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
13     Page 61, line 30, leave out ("the passing of this Act") and insert ("14th June 2000") 
14     Page 62, line 38, after ("Lord Chancellor") insert ("by statutory instrument") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
15     Page 2, line 16, leave out paragraph (c) 
16     Page 2, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The Secretary of State may exercise his power under subsection (3)(b) in respect of an organisation only if he believes that it is not currently concerned in terrorism.")
 
17     Page 2, line 20, leave out ("subsection (4)") and insert ("subsections (4) and (4A)") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
18     Page 2, line 32, after ("regulations") insert (",  after consulting the Advocate General,") 
19     Page 2, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(c)  require the Secretary of State to publicise the application, and
    (d)  provide for representations by other interested parties to be made in favour of, or against, the application within a reasonable time.")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
20     Page 2, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where an order has been made under section 3, the organisation may appeal to the Commission.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
21     Page 3, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where an appeal has been made to the Commission under subsection (2), any other interested party may make representations to the Commission in support of or against the appeal.")
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
22     Page 3, line 3, leave out ("against a refusal to deproscribe an organisation") and insert ("under this section") 
23     Page 3, line 4, leave out ("refuse") and insert ("make the order or refuse the application") 
24     Page 3, line 7, leave out ("this section") and insert ("subsection (2)") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
25     Page 3, line 8, leave out ("may make an") and insert ("shall inform the Secretary of State of the decision by") 
26     Page 3, line 9, leave out from ("(4)") to end of line 15 and insert ("it shall have effect as if it were an order under section 3(3)(b) which had been approved by both Houses of Parliament") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
27     Page 63, line 25, at end insert (", after consulting the Lord President of the Court of Session") 
28     Page 63, line 31, after ("Chancellor") insert (", after consulting the Lord President of the Court of Session,") 
29     Page 63, line 41, after ("Chancellor") insert (", after consulting the Lord President of the Court of Session,") 
30     Page 64, line 5, after ("Chancellor") insert (", after consulting the Lord President of the Court of Session,") 
  
After Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
31     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 8
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
32     Page 4, line 34, leave out subsection (1) 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
33     Page 6, line 36, leave out paragraph (b) 
34     Page 6, line 38, leave out paragraph (d) 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
35     Page 7, line 9, leave out paragraph (c) 
36     Page 7, line 14, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD SKELMERSDALE
 
37     Page 7, line 29, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
38     Page 7, line 32, after ("liable") insert--
    ("(a)  on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or a fine, or both, or
    (b)")
 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
39     Page 8, line 26, at end insert (", including a service rendered or to be rendered") 
  
Clause 19
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD McNALLY
THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
 
40     Page 9, line 13, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (3A),") 
41     Page 9, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  A person does not commit an offence under subsection (2) if the information on which he bases his belief or suspicion has come to his attention in the course of his profession or employment as a journalist.
 
    (3B)  The Secretary of State may by order direct that subsection (3A) shall not apply to a belief or suspicion which is based wholly or in part on information which has come to the attention of a person while the order is in force.
 
    (3C)  The Secretary of State shall not make an order under subsection (3B) unless he believes that the order is necessary in consequence of war or public emergency threatening the life of the United Kingdom.")
 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE VISCOUNT BRIDGEMAN
 
42     Page 71, line 41, leave out Part II 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
43     Page 73, line 9, after ("also") insert (", on such an application,") 
44     Page 73, line 32, leave out ("Where") and insert ("When") 
45     Page 74, line 35, leave out ("his") 
46     Page 74, line 36, leave out ("his") 
47     Page 74, line 37, leave out ("he is") and insert ("the person convicted is subsequently") 
48     Page 74, line 38, leave out ("his") 
49     Page 74, line 40, leave out ("has") and insert ("had") 
50     Page 74, line 44, leave out ("is some") and insert ("was a") 
51     Page 77, line 49, leave out ("(7)") and insert ("(8)") 
52     Page 86, line 31, after ("Wales") insert ("or Scotland") 
 
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