Terrorism Bill — 20 Jun 2000 at 17:40

Resolved in the negative, and amendment disagreed to accordingly.

Clause 35 [Duration]:

[Amendments Nos. 15 and 16 not moved.]

Clause 40 [Terrorist: interpretation]:

[Amendments Nos. 17 to 19 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 20:

After Clause 64, insert the following new clause--

("Inferences and forfeiture orders

:TITLE3:INFERENCES: OFFENCES UNDER THIS PART

(" .--(1) This section applies where a person is charged with an offence under this Part.

(2) Subsection (4) applies where evidence is given that--

(a) at any time before being charged with the offence the accused, on being questioned under caution by a constable, failed to mention a fact which is material to the offence and which he could reasonably be expected to mention, and

(b) before being questioned the accused was permitted to consult a solicitor.

(3) Subsection (4) also applies where evidence is given that--

(a) on being charged with the offence or informed by a constable that he might be prosecuted for it the accused failed to mention a fact which is material to the offence and which he could reasonably be expected to mention, and

(b) before being charged or informed the accused was permitted to consult a solicitor.

(4) Where this subsection applies--

(a) the court, in considering any question whether the accused is guilty of an offence under this Part, may draw from the failure inferences relating to that question, but

(b) the accused shall not be committed for trial, be found to have a case to answer or be convicted solely on the basis of the inferences.

(5) Subject to any directions by the court, evidence tending to establish the failure may be given before or after evidence tending to establish the fact which the accused is alleged to have failed to mention.").

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 20) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 87; Not-Contents, 163.

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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
Con0 71 (+2 tell)32.4%
Crossbench3 129.2%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab129 (+2 tell) 067.9%
LDem26 041.9%
Other1 05.0%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:161 8437.4%

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