Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill — Sex Offenders Act 1997: Notification Period — 12 Jun 2000

Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (No).

As amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

(8) In the case of a community rehabilitation order or a community punishment and rehabilitation order, the relevant areas are each of the following--

(a) where it is proposed to include in the order a requirement for securing compliance with a requirement such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 7 of Schedule 2, the area mentioned in sub- paragraph (6) of that paragraph,

(b) where it is proposed to include in the order a requirement for securing compliance with a requirement such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 8 of that Schedule, the area mentioned in sub-paragraph (6) of that paragraph,

(c) where it is proposed to include in the order a requirement for securing compliance with any other requirement, the area proposed to be specified under section 41(3) below.

(9) In the case of a community punishment order, a drug treatment and testing order, a drug abstinence order, a supervision order or an action plan order, the relevant area is the petty sessions area proposed to be specified in the order.

(10) In the case of an attendance centre order, the relevant area is the petty sessions area in which the attendance centre proposed to be specified in the order is situated.".'.-- [Mr. Boateng.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Madam Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following Government amendments: Nos. 19, 22, 24, 25, 31, 101, 108 to 113 and 119.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill .

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Alan Haselhurst):

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 12-- Exclusion of assault on police from power to release short-term prisoners on licence --

provide adequate protection to the public because of the tagging element, and will give prisoners an opportunity to readjust to life outside prison.

Question put and agreed to .

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill .

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments Nos. 32 to 39, 63 to 96, 100, 103 to 107 and 117.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 190, in title, line 4, leave out "dealing with".

A person commits an offence if, being the occupier or concerned in the management of any premises, he knowingly permits or suffers any of the following activities to take place on those premises.

producing or attempting to produce a controlled drug . . . supplying or attempting to supply a controlled drug . . . or offering to supply a controlled drug to another . . . preparing opium for smoking . . . smoking cannabis, cannabis resin or prepared opium.

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn .

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 3-- Repeat Child Sex Offenders: Minimum Sentences --

an offence for a person to . . . procure a child under the age of sixteen for the purposes of sexual activity.

By and large, Websites are legal. Most of the illegal material is in the much less controlled area of Usenet news.

the new frontier is Chat Rooms, which are in real time. So what goes on there is not susceptible to the sort of process we have of getting material reported, looking at it and then investigating.

If a man buys "child pornography" he does so for one reason and one reason alone . . . The fact that he may not have done so is more likely to be a question of availability or the fear of getting caught than revulsion at the very concept.

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

The new clause would require sex offenders to notify the police of a change of address within 48 hours of their changing address rather than within the 14 days that the law currently permits. It would target the paedophiles whom the police have encountered and who travel around the country. For example, they travel along canal routes, never staying in one location for 14 days. That has meant that they have found ways in which to escape registration even though their history of paedophile offending means that they should be registered. In effect, they become invisible to the law.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:--

The House divided: Ayes 151, Noes 261.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 125 (+2 tell)079.4%
Independent0 1033.3%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 0063.4%
LDem0 22046.8%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 1016.7%
Total:261 151065.5%

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