Tuesday, 23 June 1998
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Secretary of State was asked—
How many applications were made to Scottish universities for undergraduate courses starting in the 1998–99 academic year by students whose principal residence is in England, Wales or...
What representations he has received about the level of road deaths in Scotland. 
What level of support the Scottish Enterprise network is giving to indigenous companies, with particular reference to small and medium businesses. 
What representations he has received on the conduct of East Ayrshire local authority. 
How many times he has met the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 1998 to discuss energy policy. 
What steps he intends to take to regulate direct labour organisations. 
If he will make a statement about the current level of non-housing debt in the North Lanarkshire local authority. 
If he will make a statement on the effect of the current exchange rate on business confidence in Scotland. 
The Parliamentary Secretary was asked—
If he will make a statement on his policy towards the availability of county court services in rural areas. 
What representations he has received on his proposals to amalgamate the magistrates courts committee in Cornwall with that in Devon. 
What documents in relation to terrorism have been passed to the Lord Chancellor in the proper form under the Great Seal of the Realm. 
If he will make a statement on levels of charges for legal aid work. 
What assessment he has made of the earnings of senior barristers relative to other professions requiring similar qualifications and skills; and if he will make a statement. 
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the reliance on temporary classroom accommodation in local authority and grant maintained schools; to place a duty upon the...
Mr. David Heath accordingly presented a Bill to reduce the reliance on temporary classroom accommodation in local authority and grant maintained schools; to place a duty upon the Secretary of...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), further considered.
'.—(1) In section 16(5) of the Football Spectators Act 1989 (penalties for failure to comply with reporting duty imposed by restriction order)— (a) for the words "one month" there...
'(1) This section applies where a person aged 15 or over is convicted of an offence which carries a custodial sentence.
I beg to move amendment No. 74, in page 1, line 12, leave out '10' and insert '16'.
I beg to move amendment No. 75, in page 5, line 42, after 'area', insert 'including the behaviour of those under the age of criminal responsibility'.
Amendment made: No. 159, in page 14, line 9, leave out from 'authority"' to 'as' and insert 'means— (a) in relation to England, a county council, a district council whose district does not...
Amendments made: No. 14, in page 14, line 21, leave out 'has' and insert 'means a local authority within'.
I beg to move amendment No. 83, in page 19, line 20, after 'tenant', insert ', being a person whom the tenant could reasonably be expected to control,'.
I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 22, line 27, leave out 'of, or association with members of,' and insert '(or presumed membership) of .
Amendments made: No. 102, in page 25, line 35, leave out 'of, or association with members of,' and insert '(or presumed membership) of.
I beg to move amendment No. 63, in page 26, leave out lines 16 to 20. We now come to the question of removing the right to silence for children aged under 14. The Criminal Justice and Public...
Amendment made: No. 18, in page 31, line 39, at end insert 'and the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple form part of the City of London'.—[Mr. McLeish.]
Amendment made: No. 19, in page 36, line 8, at end insert— '(1 A) Where a person is remitted under subsection (1) above— (a) he shall have no right of appeal against the order of...
I beg to move amendment No. 64, in page 43, leave out lines 10 to 16. It is a relief to take part in the proceedings, albeit at such a late stage, in view of the fact that other legislation...
Amendments made: No. 47, in page 46, line 38, after 'any' insert 'particular'.
Amendments made: No. 50, in page 47, line 40, leave out 'making' and insert 'responsible for'.
Amendment made: No. 51, in page 49, line 23, leave out from beginning to 'give' in line 24 and insert— '(1A) Where, in the case of a drug treatment and testing order made by a magistrates'...
Amendments made: No. 23, in page 52, line 18, after 'sentence' insert 'or a sentence under section 53(1) of the 1933 Act'.
Amendment made: No. 25, in page 54, line 4, after 'sentence' insert 'or a sentence under section 53(1) of the 1933 Act,' .—[Mr. Michael.]
Amendment made: No. 88, in page 56, line 40, leave out from 'him' to end of line 44 and insert— '(i) subject to section 16A(1) of this Act, an order under section 17 of the Criminal Justice...
Amendment made: No. 26, in page 58, line 43, leave out from beginning to end of line 5 on page 59.—[Mr. Michael.]
I beg to move amendment No. 27, in page 62, line 27, after 'against' insert ', or a reference under section 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 with respect to,'.
I beg to move amendment No. 149, in page 65, line 44, leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page 66.
Amendments made: No. 104, in page 68, line 45, after first 'to' insert 'section 1A(c) of this Act and'
Amendment made: No. 106, in page 71, line 29, after 'any' insert 'particular'.—[Mr. Dowd.]
Amendments made: No. 107, in page 78, line 28, leave out 'of, or association with members of,' and insert '(or presumed membership) of.
I beg to move amendment No. 72, in page 81, line 7, leave out from beginning of line to end of line 19 on page 82.
Amendment made: No. 161, in page 84, line 12, at end insert— '( ) Where a suspended sentence of imprisonment is ordered to take effect, with or without any variation of the original term,...
Amendments made: No. 109, in page 88, line 47, leave out from beginning to end of line 4 on page 89.
Amendment made: No. 29, in page 91, line 34, after & 61(7)' insert 73(2)(b)(ii)'.—[Mr. Michael.]
Amendments made: No. 113, in page 95, line 2, leave out 'section 107' and insert 'sections 107 and 109(8)'.
Amendment made: No. 30, in page 101, line 41, leave out from 'shall' to end of line 42 and insert 'out of money provided by Parliament pay to the Board such sums towards its expenses as he may...
Amendment made: No. 52, in page 105, line 44, at end insert—
.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, sub-paragraph (2) below applies where in pursuance of paragraph 4 above a person has his evidence taken as a deposition.
Amendments made: No. 53, in page 110, line 21, at end insert— '( ) After sub-paragraph (3) of that paragraph there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—(4) In this Schedule,...
Amendments made: No. 32, in page 113, line 41, at end insert— '( ) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2)(b) and (c) above, a reparation order or action plan order made on appeal from a...
Amendments made: No. 58, in page 120, line 6, leave out from beginning to 'there' in line 10 and insert— '. After subsection (8) of section 7 of the 1969 Act (alterations in treatment of...
Amendments made: No. 33, in page 134, line 34, at end insert— ' . After subsection (1) of section 56 of the 1933 Act (powers of other courts to remit young offenders to youth courts) there...
In sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 16 (indecency between men etc.) of the Second Schedule to the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (punishments etc.), for the word "eighteen" there shall be...
In section 8 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 (restriction on prosecutions), for the word "twenty-one" there shall be substituted the word "sixteen".'.
'. In subsection (4) of section 2 of the Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Act 1965 (issue of witness summons on application to Crown Court), after the words "committed for trial"...
16B.—(1) The provisions of section 12 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (curfew orders) shall apply for the purposes of section 15(3)(a) of this Act but as if— (a) in subsection (1),...
Amendment made: No. 166, in page 158, line 25, at end insert—
. Section (Football spectators: failure to comply with reporting duty) of this Act does not apply where the offence was committed before the commencement of that section!.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.]
Amendments made: No. 45, in page 160, line 28, at end insert—
Amendment made: No. 5, in title, line 5, after 'trial;' insert 'to reduce the age at which certain sexual acts are lawful;'.—[Mr. Mike O'Brien.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jane Kennedy.]
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