Violent Crime Reduction Bill — Clause 1 — Drinking Banning Orders — 14 Nov 2005 at 18:30

The Aye voters failed to pass an amendment to clause 1 of the Violent Crime Reduction Bill which relates to Drinking Banning Orders.

In essence the amendment says a person who has a substance addiction or is physically/mentally ill can only be given a drinking banning order if a court is satisfied that the person understands the nature of the order and will not suffer negative health impacts from the order.

The amendment reads as follows:

"(5) Before making a drinking banning order, a court may receive a report from an appropriate officer about the proposed subject of the order, which contains information about the subject and, in particular, about whether there is any reason to suspect that he may be-
(a) suffering from substance addiction (including alcohol dependence);
(b) a person falling within section 1 of the Mental Health Act 1983; or
(c) suffering from any other recognised physical or mental illness or condition which could either-
(i) affect his ability to restrict his intake of alcohol,
(ii) cause him to engage in criminal conduct while under the influence of alcohol, or
(iii) affect his ability to comply with a drinking banning order.
(6) In subsection (5) above "an appropriate officer" means-
(a) where the proposed subject is aged 18 or over, an officer of the National Offender Management Service, a doctor or a social worker of a local authority social services department;
(b) where the proposed subject is aged under 18, a social worker of a local authority social services department or a member of a youth offending team.
(7) If the court determines that the proposed subject of a drinking banning order may be a person falling within subsection (5)(a) to (c) above, the court shall not make a drinking banning order unless satisfied, on receipt of medical evidence, that-
(a) his ability to understand and comply with the order will not be significantly restricted by reason of his being a person falling within subsection (5)(a) to (c) above; and
(b) compliance with the order, either alone or in combination to any other order or sentence to which he is subject, would not have a deleterious effect on his mental or physical health."

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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.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 152077.6%
DUP3 0033.3%
Independent0 1050.0%
Lab280 (+2 tell) 0079.7%
LDem0 37 (+2 tell)062.9%
PC3 00100.0%
Total:286 190076.7%

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