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Amendments to the Sexual Offences Bill [HL]

Sexual Offences Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 2

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 2, line 2, after "person" insert "aged 16 or over"
 

Clause 4

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 2, line 28, after "person" insert "aged 16 or over"
 

Clause 6

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 3, line 16, after "person" insert "aged 16 or over"
 

Clause 7

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 4, line 9, after "person" insert "aged 18 or over"
Page 4, line 14, at end insert—
"(7)  A person aged 18 or under guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
(a)  on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;
(b)  on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years."
 

Clause 8

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 4, line 16, after "person" insert "aged 16 or over"
 

Clause 14

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 6, line 11, leave out from "18" to "is" in line 13 and insert "guilty of offences under sections 1 to 8"
 

After Clause 14

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Sentence review
  Where a young person under the age of 18 has been convicted of an offence under this Part, the Court or Youth Offending Panel shall review the sentence when the young person reaches the age of 18."
 

Clause 15

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 6, line 30, at end insert—
"(   )  A person does not commit an offence under this section if he provides a child under the age of 16 with information or advice, appropriate to that child's understanding and best interests, on sex or contraception."
 

Clause 45

 

THE BARONESS NOAKES
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER

Page 21, line 21, insert new paragraph—
"(   )  subsection (1A) does not apply"
Page 21, line 21, insert new subsection—
"(1A)  This subsection applies when A has been authorised by the Secretary of State for Health to provide sexual assistance to B as part of the overall care that is provided to B"
 

Clause 70

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 32, line 1, at end insert "for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification"
 

Clause 74

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 34, line 4, at end insert—
"(   )  For the purposes of this section, cellular and other accommodation within a prison, young offenders institution, or other detention or penal facility is a private place."
 

Clause 76

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 35, line 6, at end insert—
"(   )  Where a person charged with an offence under section 4, 6, or 8 of this Act is, at the time of the alleged commission of the offence, under the age of 16 no prosecution is to be brought without the prior consent of the Attorney General."
 

Clause 77

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 35, line 9, at end insert—
"(   )  In this section "capacity" means sufficient understanding at the time of the relevant activity of its nature and possible consequences."
 

Clause 84

 

THE BARONESS WALMSLEY
THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

Page 40, line 1, leave out from "date" to end of line 3 and insert "the notification period shall be defined on an individual basis."

 
 
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26 March 2003