Crime (International Co-operation) Bill [HL] — 3 Mar 2003 at 17:11

moved Amendment No. 71:

After Clause 80, insert the following new clause-


(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to facilitate the work of-

(a) police forces in Great Britain,

(b) the Police Service of Northern Ireland,

(c) the National Criminal Intelligence Service, and

(d) the National Crime Squad,

in preventing the unlawful importation of firearms into the United Kingdom by ensuring effective international co-operation between those bodies and other foreign and international law enforcement agencies.

(2) When the Secretary of State is-

(a) preparing a National Policing Plan under section 36A of the Police Act 1996 (c. 16) (national policing plan);

(b) determining objectives for the policing of the areas of all police authorities under section 37 of that Act (setting of objectives for police authorities);

(c) determining objectives for the National Criminal Intelligence Service under section 26 of the Police Act 1997 (setting of objectives);

(d) determining objectives for the National Crime Squad under section 71 of that Act (setting of objectives);

he shall have regard to the desirability of ensuring effective co-operation with foreign and international law enforcement agencies to prevent the unlawful importation of firearms into the United Kingdom."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 71) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 69; Not-Contents, 158.

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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 58 (+2 tell)27.6%
Crossbench15 712.9%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Independent Socialist1 0100.0%
Lab115 (+2 tell) 060.3%
LDem24 036.9%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:155 6734.8%

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Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
Lord Chorley Crossbenchaye
Viscount Craigavon Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Hylton Crossbenchaye
Lord Lloyd of BerwickCrossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Masham of IltonCrossbenchaye
Lady Saltoun of AbernethyCrossbench (front bench)aye

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