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Criminal Justice Bill


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


 

Before Clause 263

 

THE BARONESS BLATCH

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Convicted child sex offenders: disqualification from working with children
(1)  The following is inserted after section 29 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43)—
    "29ADisqualification from working with children: child sex offenders
    (1)  This section applies where an individual—
    (a)  is convicted of an offence against a child, and
    (b)  in consequence of the conviction for that offence he is ordered by any court to be subject to the notification requirements of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997 (c. 51).
    (2)  Where this section applies, the court must order the individual to be disqualified from working with children."
(2)  In section 30 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43) after the words "section 28 and 29" there is inserted "29A".
(3)  In section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43) after subsection (2) there is inserted—
    "(3)  In relation to a disqualification order made under section 29A, as if the order were a sentence passed on him for the offence of which he has been convicted.""
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Magistrates' courts: power to order disqualification from working with children
  In section 30 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43), the words "magistrates' court" are inserted in the definition of "senior court" before the words "the Crown Court"."
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Disqualification from working with children to be ordered where any custodial sentence imposed for offence against a child
  In section 30 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43), the following words are omitted from the definition of "qualifying sentence"—
(a)  in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (e) and (f), the words "for a term of 12 months or more", and
(b)  in paragraph (d), the words "for a period of 12 months or more"."

 
 
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11 September 2003