Royal Parks (Trading) Bill — After Clause 3 — 22 May 2000
Not amended in the Standing Committee, further considered.
Amendment proposed [17 May]: No. 6, in page 2, line 4, to leave out clauses 4 and 5-- [Mr. Maclean.]
Question again proposed , That the amendment be made.
Document Relating to Seizure of Property
'(1) Appropriate Language.
An appropriate language in section 4(4)(b) is one of the following:
Licensed traders are losing a significant amount of business. Their turnover has been substantially reduced--by about 50 per cent. since the mid-1990s.--[ Official Report , 17 May 2000; Vol. 350, c. 373.]
Powers of seizure, retention and disposal of property.
A park constable who reasonably suspects that a person has committed a park trading offence may, subject to subsection (2), seize anything of a non-perishable nature.
an assessment under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
Where a park constable exercises his powers--
under subsection (1) above he shall--
(a) ensure that he provides facilities for the safe removal from the park of any perishable material by the person having possession or control.
give to the person having possession or control a document, in an appropriate language.
(c) not remove any article until he has performed an assessment under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations that the removal of the thing or things would not create a hazard for his or others' health and safety.
Proceedings arising from subsections (1) to (3) (including appeals) shall be concluded within a period of three months, after which the charges shall be withdrawn, or the appeal deemed to have succeeded.
If the Secretary of State has retained a thing under subsection (3)(b) for the period of 60 days from the initiation of proceedings relating to the offence (including any appeal), he shall return it to the person from whom it was seized.
the police should make every effort to get the racketeers who lie behind the trade.--[ Official Report , 17 May 2000; Vol. 350, c. 374.]
drive or wheel into a park any vehicle, barrow, truck, or machine not admitted therein by the rules of the park.
carry on any trade or business in a Park, offer anything for sale or hire or expose or have in his possession anything for the purpose of sale or hire therein.
It being four hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration of the Bill, Mr. Deputy Speaker pursuant to Order [this day], put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.
Question put, That the amendment be made:--
The House divided: Ayes 6, Noes 227.
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