Clause 1 — Encouragement of Terrorism

Part of Orders of the Day — Terrorism Bill — [1st Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 2nd November 2005.

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Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means 12:41 pm, 2nd November 2005

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments:

No. 18, in page 1, line 9, leave out from beginning to 'a' in line 12 and insert—

'(i) he intends it to be, and

(ii) it is likely to be'.

No. 62, in page 1, line 9, leave out from beginning to end of line 10 and insert 'he intends'.

No. 97, in page 1, line 9, leave out from beginning to end of line 14 and insert—

'he intends to incite or induce any other person to commit or prepare to commit an act of terrorism or a Convention offence; and

(c) he thereby causes a danger that one or more such offences may be committed.'.

No. 1, in page 1, line 9, leave out from 'believes' to end of line 10.

No. 2, in page 1, line 10, leave out

'has reasonable grounds for believing' and insert

'is reckless to the consequence'.

No. 3, in page 1, line 12, leave out 'are likely to' and insert 'would'.

No. 63, in page 1, line 12, leave out 'are likely to' and insert 'will'.

No. 37, in page 1, line 12, leave out 'a direct or indirect' and insert 'an'.

No. 21, in page 1, line 13, leave out 'encouragement or other inducement' and insert 'incitement'.

No. 22, in page 1, line 14, at end insert

'and intends that his statement shall have that effect'.

No. 4, in page 1, line 15, leave out subsection (2).

No. 99, in page 1, line 16, leave out 'encouraging' and insert 'inciting'.

No. 95, in page 2, line 5, at end insert

'and

(c) thereby causes a danger that one or more acts of terrorism or Convention offences may be committed.'.

No. 85, in page 2, line 6, leave out subsection (3).

No. 6, in page 2, line 6, leave out from second 'the' to 'must' in line 8 and insert

'question of what constitutes recklessness as regards the consequential effect of a statement on members of the public'.

No. 7, in page 2, line 12, leave out 'subsections (1) and (2)' and insert 'subsection (1)'.

No. 54, in clause 2, page 3, line 5, leave out 'a view' and insert 'intent'.

No. 23, in clause 2, page 3, line 6, at end insert

'and intends at the time that his conduct shall incite acts of terrorism by some or all of the persons to whom matter contained in paragraphs (a) to (f) of subsection (1) is or is likely to be available in consequence of that conduct.'.

No. 20, in clause 2, page 3, line 12, at end insert—

'where the conduct was intended to be a direct or indirect encouragement or inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of an act or acts of terrorism or if in all the circumstances it should have been apparent to the accused that it was likely to be so.'.

No. 24, in clause 2, page 3, line 14, leave out

'direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement' and insert 'incitement'.

No. 78, in clause 2, page 3, line 16, leave out

'likely to be understood as such' and insert 'intended to be'.

No. 25, in clause 2, page 3, line 16, leave out 'encouragement or other inducement' and insert 'incitement'.

No. 26, in clause 2, page 3, line 19, leave out subsection (4).

No. 96, in clause 2, page 3, line 26, at end insert—

'(c) thereby causes a danger that one or more acts of terrorism or Convention offences may be committed.'.

No. 51, in clause 3, page 6, line 12, leave out subsection (8).

No. 52, in clause 20, page 17, leave out lines 38 and 39.

New clause 2—Protection for Media—

'Nothing in Part 1 of this Act will be an offence if it is demonstrated by an accused person that his conduct was in the course of reporting of news through a news medium.'.