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Sexual Offences Bill [HL]


 
 

Sexual Offences Bill [HL]

COMMONS AMENDMENTS

[The page and line references are to Bill 128 as first printed for the Commons.]

Clause 2

1

Leave out Clause 2

Clause 9

2

Page 4, line 2, leave out “(A)”

3

Page 4, line 7, leave out from “section,” to “if” in line 11

4

Page 4, line 16, at end insert “,

 

            is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for life.

 

     ( )       Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this

 

section is liable—

 

           (a)           on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

6 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

 

           (b)           on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 14 years.”

Clause 10

5

Page 4, line 26, after “section” insert “, if the touching involved—

 

           (a)           penetration of B’s anus or vagina with a part of A’s body or

 

anything else,

 

           (b)           penetration of B’s mouth with A’s penis,

 

           (c)           penetration of A’s anus or vagina with a part of B’s body, or

 

           (d)           penetration of A’s mouth with B’s penis,”

6

Page 4, line 27, at end insert—

 

     “( )       Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this

 

section is liable—

 

           (a)           on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

6 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

 

           (b)           on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 14 years.”

 
 
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    (  2  )

 

Clause 11

7

Page 4, line 37, after “section” insert “, if the activity caused or incited involved—

 

           (a)           penetration of B’s anus or vagina,

 

           (b)           penetration of B’s mouth with a person’s penis,

 

           (c)           penetration of a person’s anus or vagina with a part of B’s body or

 

by B with anything else, or

 

           (d)           penetration of a person’s mouth with B’s penis,”

8

Page 4, line 38, at end insert—

 

     “( )       Unless subsection (2) applies, a person guilty of an offence under this

 

section is liable—

 

           (a)           on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

6 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

 

           (b)           on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 14 years.”

Clause 12

9

Page 5, line 3, leave out from “it” to “knowing” in line 4 and insert—

 

                  “(i)                    when another person (B) is present or is in a place from

 

which A can be observed, and

 

                  (ii)                    ”

Clause 13

10

Page 5, line 19, leave out “a photograph or pseudo-photograph” and insert “an

 

image”

Clause 15

11

Page 6, line 15, after “not” insert “for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification

 

or”

Clause 16

12

Leave out Clause 16

Clause 17

13

Page 7, line 21, leave out “7” and insert “10”

Clause 20

14

Page 9, line 10, leave out from “it” to “knowing” in line 11 and insert—

 

                  “(i)                    when another person (B) is present or is in a place from

 

which A can be observed, and

 

                  (ii)                    ”

Clause 21

15

Page 10, line 5, leave out “a photograph or pseudo-photograph” and insert “an

 

image”


 
 

    (  3  )

 

Clause 23

16

Page 11, line 4, leave out “subsections (2) to (8)” and insert “the following

 

subsections”

17

Page 11, line 30, at end insert—

 

     “( )       This subsection applies if A is appointed to be the guardian of B under

 

Article 159 or 160 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/

 

755 (N.I. 2)).”

18

Page 11, line 32, leave out from “under” to end of line 33 and insert “—

 

           (a)           sections 8 to 10 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 (c. 50), or

 

           (b)           section 114 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 (c. 21)

 

            and, in that capacity, looks after B on an individual basis.

 

     ( )       This subsection applies if A regularly has unsupervised contact with B

 

(whether face to face or by any other means)—

 

           (a)           in the exercise of functions of a local authority under section 20 or

 

21 of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41), or

 

           (b)           in the exercise of functions of an authority under Article 21 or 23 of

 

the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2)).”

19

Page 11, line 33, at end insert—

 

     “( )       This subsection applies if A, as a person who is to report to the court under

 

section 7 of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41) or Article 4 of the Children

 

(Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2)) on matters relating to

 

the welfare of B, regularly has unsupervised contact with B (whether face

 

to face or by any other means).”

20

Page 11, line 39, at end insert—

 

     “( )       This subsection applies if—

 

           (a)           B is subject to a care order, a supervision order or an education

 

supervision order, and

 

           (b)           in the exercise of functions conferred by virtue of the order on an

 

authorised person or the authority designated by the order, A looks

 

after B on an individual basis.

 

     ( )       This subsection applies if A—

 

           (a)           is an officer of the Service appointed for B under section 41(1) of the

 

Children Act 1989 (c. 41),

 

           (b)           is appointed a children’s guardian of B under rule 6 or rule 18 of the

 

Adoption Rules 1984 (S.I. 1984/265), or

 

           (c)           is appointed to be the guardian ad litem of B under rule 9.5 of the

 

Family Proceedings Rules 1991 (S. I. 1991/1247) or under Article

 

60(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755

 

(N.I. 2)),

 

            and, in that capacity, regularly has unsupervised contact with B (whether

 

face to face or by any other means).”

Clause 24

21

Page 12, line 9, leave out “alone”

22

Page 12, line 23, at end insert—


 
 

    (  4  )

 
 

                    ““care order” has—

 

                  (a)                 in relation to England and Wales, the same meaning as in

 

the Children Act 1989 (c. 41), and

 

                  (b)                 in relation to Northern Ireland, the same meaning as in the

 

Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I.

 

2));”

23

Page 12, line 34, at end insert—

 

                    ““education supervision order” has—

 

                  (a)                 in relation to England and Wales, the meaning given by

 

section 36 of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41), and

 

                  (b)                 in relation to Northern Ireland, the meaning given by

 

Article 49(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

 

(S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2));”

24

Page 13, line 8, at end insert—

 

                    ““supervision order” has—

 

                  (a)                 in relation to England and Wales, the meaning given by

 

section 31(11) of the Children Act 1989 (c. 41), and

 

                  (b)                 in relation to Northern Ireland, the meaning given by

 

Article 49(1) of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

 

(S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2));”

Clause 25

25

Page 13, line 18, leave out from “if” to end and insert “at the time —

 

           (a)              B is 16 or over, and

 

           (b)              A and B are lawfully married”

26

Page 13, line 19, leave out “A to prove that he” and insert “the defendant to prove

 

that A”

Clause 27

27

Page 14, line 12, after “liable” insert “—

 

           (a)              where subsection (6) applies, on conviction on indictment to

 

imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years;

 

           (b)              in any other case—

 

                  (i)                 on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not

 

exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory

 

maximum or both;

 

                  (ii)                ”

28

Page 14, line 19, at end insert—

 

     “(6)       This subsection applies where the touching involved—

 

           (a)           penetration of B’s anus or vagina with a part of A’s body or

 

anything else,

 

           (b)           penetration of B’s mouth with A’s penis,

 

           (c)           penetration of A’s anus or vagina with a part of B’s body, or

 

           (d)           penetration of A’s mouth with B’s penis.”


 
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