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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Second Marshalled List of Amendments to the Vehicle (Crime) Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
 

Clause 17

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

31Page 10, line 18, leave out paragraph (b)
32Page 10, line 22, leave out "; and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly"
33Page 10, line 22, at end insert—
"(   )  Nothing in this Part shall prevent a person from manufacturing a registration plate for his own use."
 

Clause 18

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE EARL ATTLEE

34Page 10, line 29, leave out "may be prescribed" and insert "is necessary to recover the cost of the request only"
 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

35Page 10, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  Subject to subsection (6) below, information to be supplied under subsection (3) shall be available electronically."
 

Clause 19

 

THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE EARL ATTLEE

36Page 11, line 12, leave out "may be prescribed" and insert "is necessary to recover the cost of the application only"

37Page 11, line 14, leave out subsection (2)
38Page 11, line 20, after "recklessly" insert "or negligently"
 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

39Page 11, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an annual report on the effectiveness and the cost of compliance of this Part.
(   )  The report shall include—
(a)  the total cost of fees received by the Secretary of State under section 19(1)(b),
(b)  the detection of any notable crimes facilitated by the provisions of this Part, and
(c)  details of any prosecutions under this Part."
 

Clause 21

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

40Page 12, line 20, leave out "28" and insert "56"
 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

41Page 12, line 20, at end insert "and is unlikely to do so"
 

Clause 23

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

42Page 13, line 40, at end insert—
"(   )  The magistrates' court may take into consideration the number of alternative suppliers in the locality."
 

Clause 24

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

43Page 14, line 9, at end insert—
"(   )  Regulations made under subsection (1) shall provide that records may be made electronically and the circumstances when a printed copy shall be made."
44Page 14, line 12, at end insert—
"(   )  Regulations made under subsection (1) may not provide for the keeping of records for more than two years from the date of supply of the registration plate.
(   )  Regulations made under subsection (1) shall provide for the handover of records to the chief constable on cessation of business or death of registered persons."
 

Clause 25

 

THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY

45Page 14, line 23, at end insert—
"(   )  Regulations made under subsection (1) may not provide for the production of the vehicle registration document if the customer can show the registered person that it is inconvenient due to the distance away from where the registration document is kept."
46Page 14, line 23, at end insert—
"(   )  Regulations made under subsection (1) may not provide for the production of the vehicle registration document if—
(a)  the customer can present to the registered person the vehicle for which the registration plate is required, and
(b)  show that the vehicle is obviously kept and operated by a public limited company or local authority."
 

After Clause 25

 

THE LORD BROUGHAM AND VAUX
THE VISCOUNT TENBY

47Insert the following new Clause—
  "Offences relating to sale of registration plates
(1)  Any person who, on purchasing a vehicle registration plate from a registered plate supplier, deceives the supplier by presenting false information shall be guilty of an offence.
(2)  A registered supplier who supplies a registration plate to another person when he knows or reasonably suspects that it will be used for an unlawful purpose shall be guilty of an offence.
(3)  A person guilty of an offence under subsections (1) and (2) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 of the standard scale."
 

Clause 26

 

THE VISCOUNT SIMON
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
THE VISCOUNT TENBY

48Page 14, line 38, at end insert ", or
(b)  premises that a constable or authorised person, with reasonable cause, suspects of being used by a person for carrying on a business as a registration plate supplier wholly or partly for the purpose of his business so far as it consists of selling or supplying registration plates"
 

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

53Page 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

55Page 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—
  "Display of registration marks
  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—
  "Registration regulations
  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

60Page 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

61Page 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"
62Page 20, line 9, at end insert—

 

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

67Page 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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