Commons Amendment — 3 Apr 2003 at 12:50

14 After Clause 13, insert the following new clause-


(1) In paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 (c.32) (disqualification for membership of district policing partnership) for sub-paragraph (2) substitute-

"(2) A person is disqualified for being an independent member of a DPP if-

(a) he has been convicted in Northern Ireland or elsewhere of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment or detention, and

(b) the relevant period has not ended.

(3) The relevant period is the period of five years beginning with the person's discharge in respect of the offence.

(4) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) the following are to be treated as the discharge of a person (whether or not his release is subject to conditions)-

(a) his release on licence;

(b) his release in pursuance of a grant of remission.

(5) Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in relation to the release of a person in respect of an offence if he is required to return to prison or detention for a further period in respect of the offence.

(6) Subject to sub-paragraph (7), the reference in sub-paragraph (2) to a sentence of imprisonment or detention does not include a suspended sentence.

(7) Sub-paragraph (6) does not apply in relation to a suspended sentence that has been ordered to take effect.

(8) In this paragraph "suspended sentence" means a sentence of imprisonment or detention that is ordered not to take effect unless the conditions specified in the order are met."

(2) Subsection (1) comes into force in accordance with provision made by the Secretary of State by order."

rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 14:

14Aleave out "agree" and insert "disagree".

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 14A) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 94; Not-Contents, 147.

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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
Con1 78 (+2 tell)37.3%
Crossbench13 912.8%
Independent Socialist0 1100.0%
Lab104 (+2 tell) 054.6%
LDem27 041.5%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:145 8936.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by name

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
Lord Bramall Crossbenchaye
Lord Cobbold Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchaye
Lord Hussey of North BradleyCrossbenchaye
Lord King of BridgwaterConno
Lord Marsh Crossbenchaye
Lord Molyneaux of KilleadCrossbenchaye
Lord Palmer Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Strange Crossbenchaye

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