Sexual Offences Bill [HL]—
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After Clause 126

 

THE BARONESS NOAKES
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY

489Insert the following new Clause—
  "Review of operation of Act
(1)  The Secretary of State shall publish each year a review of the operation of this Act.
(2)  The review shall cover the following matters—
(a)  conviction rates in respect of the offences contained in the Act, including trends in conviction rates;
(b)  practical difficulties encountered in interpreting the offences contained in the Act and their related defences;
(c)  sentencing experience in respect of the offences contained in the Act in comparison with the maximum sentences by the Act;
(d)  any cases where prosecutions have proceeded in circumstances which were not envisaged when the Act was passed.
(3)  A copy of the review shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament."
 

Clause 127

 

THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
THE BARONESS NOAKES

490Page 66, line 8, after "Wales" insert "and Northern Ireland"
491Page 66, line 9, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
"(2)  All provisions of Part 1 of this Act shall extend to Northern Ireland only in so far as they relate to offences between men and between women."
 

THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON

492Page 66, line 10, leave out paragraph (a)
493Page 66, line 11, leave out "8,"
494Page 66, line 11, leave out "54" and insert "53"
495[Withdrawn]
496Page 66, line 13, leave out paragraphs (d) to (f) and insert "and
(   )  this Part."

 
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