Serious Crime Bill [HL] — 24 Oct 2007 at 16:31

Insert the following new Clause-

"Compliance with orders: authorised monitors

(1) A serious crime prevention order against a body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association may authorise a law enforcement agency to enter into arrangements with-

(a) a specified person; or(b) any person who falls within a specified description of persons;

to perform specified monitoring services or monitoring services of a specified description.
(2) A person with whom the agency has entered into arrangements in accordance with such an authorisation is known for the purposes of this section as an authorised monitor.
(3) A serious crime prevention order which provides for an authorised monitor may, for the purpose of enabling the performance of monitoring services, impose requirements of the type mentioned in section 6(5) as if the references in paragraph (a)(iv) and (b)(iv) of that provision to a law enforcement officer included references to an authorised monitor.
(4) A serious crime prevention order which provides for an authorised monitor may require any body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association which is the subject of the order to pay to the law enforcement agency concerned some or all of the costs incurred by the agency under the arrangements with the authorised monitor.
(5) Any such order-

(a) must specify the period, or periods, within which payments are to be made;(b) may require the making of payments on account;(c) may include other terms about the calculation or payment of costs.

(6) The tests for making or varying a serious crime prevention order in sections 1(1)(b), (2)(b) and (3), 18(1) and (2), 20(2), (4) and (5), 21(2) and (4) and 22(2) and (4) do not operate in relation to an order so far as the order contains terms of the kind envisaged by subsections (4) and (5) above (or by subsection (1) above for the purposes of those subsections).
(7) But a court must not include in a serious crime prevention order (whether initially or on a variation) terms of the kind envisaged by subsection (4) or (5) unless it considers that it is appropriate to do so having regard to all the circumstances including, in particular-

(a) the means of the body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association concerned;(b) the expected size of the costs; and(c) the effect of the terms on the ability of any body corporate, partnership or unincorporated association which is carrying on business to continue to do so.

(8) A law enforcement agency must inform the subject of a serious crime prevention order which provides for an authorised monitor of the name of, and an address for, any person with whom the agency has entered into arrangements in accordance with the authorisation in the order.
(9) Nothing in this section affects the ability of law enforcement agencies to enter into arrangements otherwise than in accordance with an authorisation under this section.
(10) In this section-

"law enforcement agency" means-(a) a police authority or the Northern Ireland Policing Board;(b) the Serious Organised Crime Agency;(c) the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs; or(d) the Director of the Serious Fraud Office;"monitoring services" means-(a) analysing some or all information received in accordance with a serious crime prevention order;(b) reporting to a law enforcement officer as to whether, on the basis of the information and any other information analysed for this purpose, the subject of the order appears to be complying with the order or any part of it; and(c) any related services; and"specified", in relation to a serious crime prevention order, means specified in the order."

rose to move Amendment No. 32A, as an amendment to the Motion that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 32, leave out "agree" and insert "disagree".

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 32A) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 52; Not-Contents, 148.

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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 52.5%
Crossbench20 613.8%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab124 (+2 tell) 057.5%
LDem0 38 (+2 tell)51.3%
Total:144 5028.7%

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Lord Ampthill Crossbenchaye
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Lord Thomas of SwynnertonCrossbench (front bench)aye

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