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

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

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Leave out Clause 1 and insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In this Act "terrorism" means the use or threat--
    (a)  of action which--
          (i)  is intended to cause death or serious bodily injury, to a civilian, or to any other person not taking an active part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict, or is reckless as to whether such life is endangered; or
          (ii)  is in breach of the Geneva Conventions on the Laws of War or would be if they were applicable,
when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate the public or a section of the public, or to coerce a government or an international organisation, to do or to abstain from doing any act: or
    (b)  of action which constitutes an offence within the scope of and as defined in one of the treaties listed in Schedule (Treaties relating to terrorism).")
Terrorism: interpretation.
  
Before Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("SCHEDULE 
 TREATIES RELATING TO TERRORISM 
 1.  Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, done at The Hague on 16 December 1970.
 
2.  Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 23 September 1971.
 
3.  Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 14 December 1973.
 
4.  International Convention against the Taking of Hostages, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 17 December 1979.
 
5.  Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, adopted at Vienna on 3 March 1980.
 
6.  Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation, done at Montreal on 24 February 1988.
 
7.  Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, done at Rome on 10 March 1988.
 
8.  Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms located on the Continental Shelf, done at Rome on 10 March 1988.
 
9.  International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 15 December 1997.")
 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD ROTHERWICK
 
     Page 63, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("Animal Liberation Front.")
 
 
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