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Amendments to the Sexual Offences Bill [HL]

Sexual Offences Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS TO BE MOVED
ON CONSIDERATION OF
COMMONS AMENDMENTS


 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

The Lord Thomas of Gresford to move, as an amendment to the motion that the House do not agree with the Commons in their Amendment 1, at end insert "but do propose the following amendment in lieu of the words so left out of the bill"
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Anonymity of suspects and defendants in certain cases
(1)  Subject to subsection (3), where an allegation has been made that a person has committed an offence listed in Schedule 3, no matter relating to that person shall be included in any publication if it is likely to lead members of the public to identify that person as the person who is alleged to have committed the offence, until and unless that person is charged.
(2)  If any matter is published or included in a relevant programme in contravention of subsection (1), the following persons, namely—
(a)  in the case of a publication in a newspaper or periodical, any proprietor, any editor and any publisher of the newspaper or periodical;
(b)  in the case of any other publication, the person who publishes it; and
(c)  in the case of a matter included in a relevant programme, any body corporate which is engaged in providing the service in which the programme is included and any person having functions in relation to the programme corresponding to those of an editor of a newspaper
  shall be guilty of an offence.
(3)  Subsection (1) shall not apply—
(a)  if the person against whom the allegation has been made waives his right to anonymity; or
(b)  if it is disapplied in relation to a specific person by a magistrates' court on application by a police officer of at least the rank of inspector."
 

Clause 67

 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
COMMONS AMENDMENT 117
[As an amendment to Commons Amendment 117]

Line 3, leave out "but regardless of any person's purpose"
 

Clause 79

 

THE LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD
COMMONS AMENDMENT 132
[As an amendment to Commons Amendment 132]

Leave out line 3

 
 
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11 November 2003