Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill — Report — Amendment 1 — 3 Mar 2021 at 13:45
Moved by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames
1: Clause 1, page 1, line 8, at end insert-“(aa) after subsection (1) insert-“(1A) The court may not assume that an offence has a terrorist connection for the purpose of this section unless-(a) the defendant has admitted in person and in open court that the offence has such a terrorist connection, or(b) where the defendant does not make such an admission, the court is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt upon a trial of the issue that the offence has a terrorist connection.(1B) A trial held pursuant to subsection (1A)(b) above must be determined by a jury unless the court determines that the interests of justice would be better served by a trial by a judge alone upon evidence admissible in a criminal court.””Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would require a trial of the issue as to whether or not there is a terrorist connection in relation to an aggravated offence.
Ayes 126, Noes 281.
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