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Lord Bach moved Amendments Nos. 85 and 86:



    Schedule 5, page 66, line 30, after ("local") insert ("probation").

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 7 [Minor and consequential amendments]:

Lord Bach moved Amendments Nos. 87 to 147:


    Schedule 7, page 69, line 12, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 69, line 13, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 70, line 12, first column, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 70, line 12, second column, after ("local") insert ("probation").

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    Schedule 7, page 70, line 13, first column, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 70, line 13, second column, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 70, line 17, first column, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 76, line 7, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 76, line 12, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 76, line 12, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 76, line 36, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 76, line 45, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 2, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 8, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 15, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 19, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 33, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 37, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 77, line 39, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 80, line 13, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 80, line 21, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 81, line 4, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 83, line 16, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 83, line 16, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 83, line 22, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 3, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 3, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 8, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 10, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 32, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 35, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 35, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 84, line 44, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 85, line 2, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 85, line 6, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 85, line 23, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 85, line 48, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 85, line 48, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 87, line 17, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 88, line 27, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 88, line 27, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 88, line 36, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 89, line 22, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 89, line 25, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 89, line 25, after second ("local") insert ("probation").

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    Schedule 7, page 90, line 20, at end insert--


("Restoration to list.
4C.--(1) If it appears to a chief officer of police or a director of social services of a local authority that the conditions set out in subsection (2) below are satisfied in the case of an individual, the chief officer or (as the case may be) the director may apply to the High Court for anorder under this section to be made in respect of the individual.
(2) The conditions are that--
(a) the individual is no longer included in the list kept by the Secretary of State under section 1 above, and
(b) the individual has acted in such a way (whether before or after he ceased to be included in the list) as to give reasonable cause to believe that an order under this section is necessary to protect children in general, or any children in particular, from serious harm from him.
(3) An application under this section may be made at any time after the individual ceased to be included in the list.
(4) If the High Court is satisfied that the conditions set out in subsection (2) above are satisfied, it must order the restoration of the individual's inclusion in the list; otherwise it must dismiss the application.
(5) Where an order is made under this section, section 4B above has effect with the following modifications--
(a) in subsection (3), the reference to the individual being a child when he was included in the list is to be read as a reference to his being a child when the order under this section was made,
(b) subsections (3)(a) and (4)(a) are to have effect as if at the end there were inserted "beginning with the making of the order under section 4C below",
(c) in subsection (5)(a), the reference to the individual's circumstances changing since he was included in the list is to be read as a reference to his circumstances changing since the order under this section was made.
(6) For the purposes of this section an individual is no longer included in the list if a direction under section 4A(3) above has been given in respect of him and his inclusion in the list is not restored by virtue of an order under this section.
(7) In this section "local authority" has the same meaning as in the Education Act 1996."").


    Schedule 7, page 91, line 45, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 92, line 17, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 92, line 32, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 93, line 47, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 94, line 52, after first ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 94, line 52, after second ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 95, line 12, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 100, line 2, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 101, line 38, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 101, line 40, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 101, line 41, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 101, line 42, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 101, line 48, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 102, line 3, after ("local") insert ("probation").


    Schedule 7, page 102, line 3, after ("a") insert ("local probation").

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On Question, amendments agreed to.

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill do now pass.

I congratulate all of those who have taken part in the deliberations on the Bill. Although we had a number of Divisions during the early part of Report stage last week where obviously we did not agree, for the most part there was consensus among us and a degree of commitment to improve the criminal justice system so that important strides can be made in combating crime and protecting the public. I am particularly pleased with those elements of "Sarah's Law" that have been put in place. I pay tribute to all Members of the House who played a part in ensuring that we focused on that. In particular, for child protection reasons, I thank the noble Lords, Lord Brennan and Lord Hylton, for their contributions and for being persuasive about tackling sex tourism. That was a most useful debate.

There remains a fundamental divide of principle and purpose over one aspect of the Bill--we shall no doubt return to that--but the arguments have been honourably made and honourably fought. I pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Phillips, although he is not in his place, to the noble Lord, Lord Dholakia, and to the noble Baroness, Lady Blatch, for the forceful way in which they put their arguments.

This is an important Bill. It has been constructively approached. There have been valuable discussions. We have forged some useful amendments between us that breach the political divide because we all share the common objective of securing effective and well-intentioned legislation which works in practice. For all of those reasons, and many more, I commend the Bill to the House.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.--(Lord Bassam of Brighton.)


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