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Amendments to the Sexual Offences Bill [HL]

Sexual Offences Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]


 

Clause 80

 

THE LORD NORTHBOURNE
THE LORD LUCAS

Page 37, line 8, after "Part" insert ", subject to subsection (2),"
Page 37, line 10, leave out "a" and insert "an objective and"
Page 37, line 10, leave out "a" and insert "an unprejudiced and"
Page 37, line 10, after "person" insert "of the same gender, sexuality, age and ethnic, social and cultural background"
Page 37, line 10, leave out "may (at least) be" and insert "was"
Page 37, line 13, leave out from "nature" to end of line 14 and insert "or circumstances"
Page 37, line 14, at end insert—
"(2)  For the purposes of this Part, "touching" of children is only "sexual" if—
(a)  from its nature and circumstances an objective and unreasonable person would consider that it was sexual, and
(b)  it caused, or was liable to cause, harm to the child."

 
 
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