Anti-social Behaviour, Crime andPolicing Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 14 Jan 2014 at 19:31
Lord Prescott voted in the minority (Content).
Moved by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock
87: After Clause 104, insert the following new Clause-
“Assault on workers in public facing roles
(1) A person, being a member of the public, who assaults a worker-
(a) in the course of that worker’s employment, or
(b) by reason of that worker’s employment, commits an offence.
(2) No offence is committed-
(a) under subsection (1)(a) unless the person who assaults knows or ought to know that the worker is acting in the course of the worker’s employment;
(b) under subsection (1)(b) unless the assault is motivated, in whole or in part, by malice towards the worker by reason of the worker’s employment.
(3) In this section-
“worker” means a person whose employment involves dealing with members of the public, to any extent, but only if that employment involves-
(a) being physically present in the same place and at the same time as one or more members of the public; and
(b) interacting with those members of the public for the purposes of the employment; or providing a service to either particular members of the public or the public generally,
“employment” in this context means any paid or unpaid work whether under a contract, apprenticeship, or otherwise.
(4) Evidence from a single source is sufficient evidence to establish for the purpose of subsection (1) whether a person is a worker.
(5) A person guilty of an offence under this Act is liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.”
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||122 (+1 tell)||0||53.7%|
|Lab||0||115 (+2 tell)||52.2%|
|LDem||56 (+1 tell)||0||55.3%|
|Lord Elystan-Morgan||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Baroness Howe of Idlicote||Crossbench||aye|
|Lord Kerr of Kinlochard||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Martin of Springburn||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness Masham of Ilton||Crossbench||aye|
|Baroness O'Loan||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Rowe-Beddoe||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Walpole||Crossbench (front bench)||aye|