Football (Disorder) Bill — 17 Jul 2000
I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 6, line 19, at end insert--
'(4A) A court shall not take into account any conviction which is spent pursuant to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, or conduct which took place more than ten years prior to the relevant control period.'.
The magistrates' court may take into account the following matters . . . so far as they consider it appropriate to do so.
any decision of a court or tribunal outside the United Kingdom.
The magistrates' court may take into account the following matters (among others) . . .
Amendment, by leave, withdrawn .
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 6, line 48, at end insert--
'( ) If it appears to the court that there are such circumstances, it must in open court state what they are.'.
Amendment agreed to.
Order for Third Reading read.
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
I am acutely aware of criticisms about the time taken to address the Bill and consider its various aspects. Let me return to what my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary said earlier--we have had a substantial and full discussion of the points of principle. Moreover, we have
any decision of a public authority, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.
our full support and co-operation in Parliament . . .
Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:--
The House divided: Ayes 171, Noes 42.
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