Vehicle (Crime) Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords
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THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

49Page 15, line 29, leave out from "by" to end of line 30 and insert "the chief constable to act on his behalf"
 

Clause 28

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

50Page 16, line 5, leave out subsection (1)
51Page 16, line 5, after "sells" insert "or transfers"
52Page 16, line 7, at end insert—
"(   )  A person who manufactures or assembles a plate or other device which is not a registration plate so as to resemble a registration plate knowing that it is not a registration plate, or being reckless as to whether it is a registration plate, shall be guilty of an offence."
 

THE LORD BROUGHAM AND VAUX

53*Page 16, line 15, after "person" insert ", including a body corporate,"
 

Clause 29

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

54Page 16, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  Nothing in this section shall prevent a person from supplying a plate, device or other object to a person who intends to manufacture or assemble one or more registration plates for his own use."
 

THE LORD BROUGHAM AND VAUX

55*Page 16, line 26, after "person" insert ", including a body corporate,"
 

Clause 30

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

56Page 16, line 31, leave out "a local authority or"
 

Clause 31

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

57Page 17, line 7, leave out "cognate" and insert "related"
 

After Clause 32

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE EARL ATTLEE

58Insert the following new Clause—
  For section 23(4)(b) of the 1994 Act there shall be substituted—
"(b)  the manner in which registration marks are to be displayed and rendered easily distinguishable (whether by day or night) and different provisions may be made for trailers from those provisions made for motor vehicles.""
59Insert the following new Clause—
  In section 22(1) of the 1994 Act there shall be inserted—
"(i)  make provision for the registration of vehicles which are trailers and for the time being subject to testing under section 49 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and
(j)  make provision for the registration of vehicles which are trailers manufactured after 1st January 1980 and authorised for use under an order made under section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.""
 

Clause 33

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE EARL ATTLEE

60*Page 18, line 34, at end insert—
"(   )  notification of serious damage to vehicles,"
 

Clause 34

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE EARL ATTLEE

61*Page 20, line 7, leave out from "marks" to end of line 9 and insert "as may be necessary to link the registration plate to the vehicle for which it is intended"
62*Page 20, line 9, at end insert—
    "(   )  The Secretary of State shall prescribe no specification that requires a registration plate to contain or display any flag or symbol of the European Union."
 

Before Clause 37

 

THE EARL ATTLEE

63Insert the following new Clause—
 "Component serial numbers
(1)  Any person who offers for sale, purchases, receives or transfers a specified component which has a defective serial number without lawful reason or excuse shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level four on the standard scale.
(2)  In this section a "specified component" means a vehicle component that normally carries a serial number allocated by the manufacturer or other person and is—
(a)  an engine,
(b)  electronic engine management system,
(c)  gearbox,
(d)  drive axle,
(e)  chassis, or
(f)  a principle component of a vehicle's entertainment system.
(3)  In this section a defective serial number is one which is—
(a)  missing,
(b)  defaced, or
(c)  obviously not the correct one for the specified component.
(4)  The Secretary of State may by order add classes of components to subsection (2).
(5)  This section does not apply to covert serial numbers or other covert identifying marks applied by the manufacturer or any other person.
(6)  The courts when considering whether a person has a "lawful reason or excuse" may take into consideration that person's experience of the repair, recovery, manufacture, design and trade of motor vehicles."
 

Clause 38

 

THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
THE LORD BERKELEY

64Page 22, line 45, at end insert "; or
(c)  other purposes directly connected with improving road safety under subsection (2A)"
 

THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

65Page 23, line 10, at end insert—
"(2A)  This subsection specifies the purposes which may be funded under subsection (1)(c), as follows—
(a)  traffic engineering work undertaken to prevent road accidents; and
(b)  educational work undertaken by local authority road safety departments."
 

THE VISCOUNT TENBY
THE VISCOUNT SIMON
THE LORD BROUGHAM AND VAUX

66Page 23, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State shall review the operation of speed cameras funded under this section.
(   )  The Secretary of State shall publish a report of the review within 2 years of the day on which this Act comes into force.
(   )  The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament."
 

Clause 44

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE EARL ATTLEE

67*Page 25, line 26, leave out "on such" and insert "twelve months after the passing of this Act or on such earlier"
 
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