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MOTIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO BE MOVED
ON CONSIDERATION OF COMMONS AMENDMENTS


 

After Clause 56

 

COMMONS AMENDMENT NO. 105
THE BARONESS SCOTLAND OF ASTHAL

The Baroness Scotland of Asthal to move, That this House do disagree with the Commons in their Amendment but do propose the following amendment in lieu thereof—
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Penalties for keeping a brothel used for prostitution
(1)  The Sexual Offences Act 1956 (c. 69) is amended as follows.
(2)  After section 33 insert—
    "33AKeeping a brothel used for prostitution
    (1)  It is an offence for a person to keep, or to manage, or act or assist in the management of, a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution (whether or not also for other practices).
    (2)  In this section "prostitution" has the meaning given by section 53(2) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003."
    (3)  In Schedule 2 (mode of prosecution, punishment etc.), after paragraph 33 insert (as a paragraph with no entry in the fourth column)—
    "33A      Keeping a brothel used for prostitution (section 33A).(i) on indictmentSeven years
    (ii) summarilySix months, or the statutory maximum, or both.""
     

    Schedule 5

     

    COMMONS AMENDMENT NO. 274
    THE BARONESS SCOTLAND OF ASTHAL

    As an amendment to Commons Amendment No. 274—
      Line 3, leave out from beginning to "Part" in line 8 and insert "In the Criminal Justice Act 1982, in"
     

    Schedule 6

     

    COMMONS AMENDMENT NO. 291
    THE BARONESS SCOTLAND OF ASTHAL

    As an amendment to Commons Amendment No. 291—
      Leave out lines 2 and 3

 
 
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