Vehicles (Crime) Bill — Inspection of premises: Part II — 30 Jan 2001

Mr Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (No).

Not amended in the Standing Committee, considered.

(a) makes a statement which he knows to be false in a material particular; or

(b) recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular,

shall be guilty of an offence and, subject to subsection (2), liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(2) A person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale if--

(a) any previous application of his to the local authority concerned for registration or renewal of registration was refused under section 3(3); or

(b) any previous registration of his in the register of the local authority concerned was cancelled under section 4(1).'.-- [Mr. Hill.]

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: Amendment No. 37, in clause 3, page 3, line 21, at end insert--

Question put and agreed to.

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

(a) the prevention or detection of offences to which subsection (2) applies; or

(b) any enforcement action or proceedings in respect of such offences or any alleged such offences.

(2) This subsection applies to offences under--

(a) section 16 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which consist in contraventions of restrictions on the speed of vehicles imposed under section 14 of that Act;

(b) subsection (4) of section 17 of that Act which consist in contraventions of restrictions on the speed of vehicles imposed under that section;

(c) section 88(7) of that Act (temporary minimum speed limits);

(d) section 89(1) of that Act (speeding offences generally);

(e) section 36(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which consist in the failure to comply with an indication given by a light signal that vehicular traffic is not to proceed.

(3) Payments under this section shall be made to--

(a) the public authority in respect of whose expenditure the payments are being made; or

(b) any other public authority for payment, in accordance with arrangements agreed with the Secretary of State, to, or on behalf of, the public authority in respect of whose expenditure the payments are being made.

(4) Payments under this section shall be paid at such times, in such manner and subject to such conditions as the Secretary of State may determine.

(5) In this section "public authority" means--

(a) any highway authority (within the meaning of the Highways Act 1980);

(b) any police authority established under section 3 of the Police Act 1996, the Metropolitan Police Authority or the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority;

(c) any responsible authority (within the meaning of section 55 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1997) or the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority; and

(d) any body or other person not falling within paragraphs (a) to (c) and so far as exercising functions of a public nature.'.-- [Mr. Hill.]

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 5-- Abandoned vehicles: payments to local authorities --

I wonder what the Minister has to say about that.

Question put and agreed to.

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

(a) to be in possession of a motor vehicle or motorcycle which does not show a valid identifying mark, or

(b) to deface, remove or otherwise alter or attempt to alter a valid vehicle identifying mark;

and for the purposes of this Act a valid identifying mark shall be those numbers, letters or combination thereof marked on or affixed to the vehicle by the original manufacturer for the purpose of identification and so registered in the registration documents issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or such other agency as shall be responsible for such registration.'.-- [Mr. Chidgey.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

I thought for a moment that I was about to be airbrushed out of the debate, cut off in my prime--and what a prime to be cut off in!

Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.

(2) A constable or an authorised person may, if necessary, use reasonable force in the exercise of his powers under a warrant issued under subsection (1).

(3) A constable or an authorised person may at any reasonable time--

(a) require production of, and inspect, any registration plates kept at the premises; and

(b) require production of, inspect and take copies of or extracts from any records which the person carrying on business as a registration plate supplier is required to keep at such premises by virtue of this Part.

(4) A constable or an authorised person in seeking to enter any premises in the exercise of his powers under a warrant issued under subsection (1) shall, if required by or on behalf of the owner or occupier or person in charge of the premises, produce evidence of his identity, and of his authority for entering before doing so.

(5) Any person who obstructs an authorised person in the exercise of his duties under a warrant issued under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.-- [Mr. Bercow.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

Madam Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 6-- Inspection of premises: Part I --

It being half-past Eight o'clock, Madam Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].

Question put , That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided: Ayes 118, Noes 326.

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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 117 (+2 tell)074.4%
Ind1 0050.0%
Lab295 (+2 tell) 0071.2%
LDem27 0057.4%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP0 1011.1%
Total:326 118069.5%

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