Sexual Offences Bill [HL] — 9 Jun 2003 at 18:49

[Amendment No. 151 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 152:

Transpose Clause 56 to after Clause 58.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 57 [Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography]:

[Amendment No. 153 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 154:

Page 28, line 26, leave out paragraph (b).

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 58 [Sections 53 to 57: interpretation]:

moved Amendment No. 155:

Page 28, line 38, leave out from beginning to "person" in line 39 and insert "For the purposes of sections 53 to 57, a"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

moved Amendment No. 156:

Page 28, line 42, leave out subsection (3).

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 157 not moved.]

moved Amendment No. 158:

Page 29, line 6, at beginning insert "In those sections"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

moved Amendment No. 159:

After Clause 58, insert the following new clause-

"SECTIONS 54 AND 56: INTERPRETATION

(1) In sections 54 and 56, "gain" means-

(a) any financial advantage, including the discharge of an obligation to pay or the provision of goods or services (including sexual services) gratuitously or at a discount; or

(b) the goodwill of any person which is or appears likely, in time, to bring financial advantage.

(2) In those sections "prostitute" and "prostitution" have the meaning given by section 58(4)."

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 60 [Trafficking into the UK for sexual exploitation]:

moved Amendment No. 160:

Page 29, line 17, leave out from "if" to "he" in line 18.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 61 [Trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation]:

moved Amendment No. 161:

Page 29, line 33, leave out from "if" to "he" in line 34.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 62 [Trafficking out of the UK for sexual exploitation]:

moved Amendment No. 162:

Page 30, line 6, leave out from "if" to "he" in line 7.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 63 [Sections 60 to 62: interpretation and jurisdiction]:

moved Amendment No. 163:

Page 30, leave out line 35.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

moved Amendment No. 164:

Before Clause 69, insert the following new clause-

"SE"UAL ACTIVITY IN A PUBLIC LAVATORY

(1) A person commits an offence if-

(a) he is in a public lavatory,

(b) he intentionally engages in an activity within subsection (2),

(c) the activity is sexual.

(2) An activity is within this subsection if it involves-

(a) a person, with a part of that person's body or anything else, penetrating that or another person's vagina or anus;

(b) a person, with his penis, penetrating the mouth of another person;

(c) a person touching that person's vagina, anus or penis, other than through that person's clothes; or

(d) a person touching another person's vagina, anus or penis other than through the other person's clothes.

(3) A lavatory is a public lavatory if the public or any section of the public has or is permitted to have access to it whether on payment or otherwise.

(4) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable-

(a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;

(b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 164) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 133; Not-Contents, 95.

Debate in Parliament | Historical Hansard | Source |

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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 (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con96 (+2 tell) 046.0%
Crossbench17 412.4%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab14 83 (+2 tell)52.7%
LDem1 610.8%
Other1 06.3%
Total:130 9334.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

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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NamePartyVote
Baroness Darcy de Knayth Crossbenchno
Lord Elis-Thomas Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ListowelCrossbenchno
Baroness Stern Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Ahmed Lab (minister)aye
Lord Brookman Labaye
Lord Clarke of HampsteadLabaye
Lord Davies of CoityLabaye
Lord Dixon Labaye
Lord Donoughue Labaye
Lord Evans of ParksideLab (minister)aye
Lord Lofthouse of PontefractLabaye
Lord Mackenzie of FramwellgateLabaye
Lord Mason of BarnsleyLabaye
Lord Patel of BlackburnLabaye
Lord Sheldon Lab (minister)aye
Lord Stallard Labaye
Lord Walker of DoncasterLabaye
Lord Perry of WaltonLDemaye

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