Schedule 9 — Amendment to Part 2 of the Public Order Act 1986 etc

Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements) – in the House of Commons at 8:15 pm on 2nd March 2010.

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Amendment proposed: 10, in page 95, line 21, leave out from 'procession' to end of line 18 on page 55 and insert

'or a public assembly that is having the effect of preventing reasonable access to the Houses of Parliament.

(2) The Speaker of the House of Commons shall decide whether reasonable access to the Houses of Parliament has been prevented.

(3) If the Speaker has decided under subsection (2) that reasonable access to the Houses of Parliament has been prevented, the senior police officer may, for the purpose of restoring reasonable access to the Houses of Parliament, give directions to any person who is organising or taking part in the public procession or public assembly.

(4) The directions referred to in subsection (3) must be necessary for the purpose of restoring access to the Houses of Parliament and proportionate to that purpose.'.- (David Howarth.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Michael Lord Michael Lord Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

I ask the Sergeant at Arms to investigate the delay in the Aye Lobby.

The House having divided: Ayes 45, Noes 388.

Division number 93 Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements) — Schedule 9 — Amendment to Part 2 of the Public Order Act 1986 etc

Aye: 45 MPs

No: 388 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed: 3, page 97, leave out lines 36 to 40 and insert-

'Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15)

2 (9) In section 137, the following amendments are made in relation to the use of amplified noise equipment and other devices designed to produce noise in the area around Parliament.

(10) For "loudspeaker" wherever it occurs substitute "amplified noise equipment or other device designed to produce noise".

(11) In subsection (1) leave out "in a street in the designated area" and insert "in the area around Parliament, as specified by order under section 14ZB of the Public Order Act 1986".

(12) In subsection (2), leave out paragraph (i).

(13) After subsection (3) insert-

"(3A) A police officer shall, on receipt of a complaint of excessive noise caused by amplified noise equipment or other device designed to produce noise, have the power-

(a) to require the operator to desist, and

(b) in the event of non-compliance, to seize the amplified noise equipment or other device designed to produce noise and to retain it as long as it is deemed necessary.

(3B) The powers available under subsection (3A) above may be exercised by the most senior police officer in the immediate vicinity of the source of the noise.".

(14) In subsection (6) leave out "or of" and insert "save where prohibited under".'.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House proceeded to a Division.

Photo of Alan Haselhurst Alan Haselhurst Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

I ask the Serjeant at Arms to investigate the delay in the No Lobby.

The House having divided: Ayes 135, Noes 312.

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Aye: 135 MPs

No: 312 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Debate interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).