Extension of Corresponding Northern Ireland Offence: Conduct Towards 14 to 16 Year Olds. 1960 C. 33. — 8 Nov 2000 at 15:35

Baroness Blackstone voted with the majority (Not-Content).

moved Amendment No. 33:

After Clause 38, insert the following new clause--

:TITLE3:USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS TO INCITE AN ACT OF GROSS INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

(" . After section 1 of the Indecency with Children Act 1960 (indecent conduct towards young child), there shall be inserted--

"Use of electronic communication to incite acts of gross indecency with children.

1A.--(1) In this section, except where otherwise stated, "child" means a person under the age of sixteen years.

(2) Any person who uses electronic communication for the purposes of--

(a) engaging in an act of gross indecency with a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child;

(b) inciting a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child to meet with him with the intent of engaging in an act of gross indecency; or

(c) soliciting a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child to engage in any act that would constitute an offence under section 1 or under section 2(a) or 2(b),

is guilty of an offence and shall be liable--

(i) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or to a fine, or to both; or

(ii) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(3) References in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 to the offences mentioned in the first Schedule to that Act shall include offences under this section.

(4) Offences under this section shall be deemed to be offences against the person for the purpose of section 3 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 (which restricts the trial by the United Kingdom courts of offenders connected with visiting forces).

(5) In this section, "electronic communication" has the meaning given by section 15 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000."").

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 33) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 104; Not-Contents, 185.

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

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop1 03.8%
Con0 91 (+2 tell)41.7%
Green1 0100.0%
Ind Lab1 0100.0%
Lab126 (+2 tell) 066.3%
LDem38 061.3%
Other3 118.2%
UUP0 2100.0%
Crossbench13 813.2%
Total:183 10241.9%

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