Aggravated offence of possessing a corrosive substance or dangerous knife

Offensive Weapons Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 28th November 2018.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 271
    A majority of MPs voted against making possessing a corrosive substance or dangerous knife while on a moped or motorbike an aggravated offence.

“(1) A person is guilty of an aggravated offence of possessing a corrosive substance in a public place if—

(a) they commit an offence under section 6 of this Act, and

(b) at the time of committing the offence, the offender was—

(i) the driver of a moped or motor bicycle, or

(ii) a passenger of a moped or motor bicycle.

(2) A person is guilty of an aggravated offence of possessing certain dangerous knives if—

(a) they commit an offence under section 1A of the Restrictions of Offensive Weapons Act 1959, as amended, and

(b) at the time of committing the offence, the offender was—

(i) the driver of a moped or motor bicycle, or

(ii) a passenger of a moped or motor bicycle.

(3) A person guilty of an aggravated offence under this section is liable—

(a) on summary conviction in England and Wales, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or both;

(b) on summary conviction in Scotland, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, to a fine or both.

(4) For the purposes of this section, ‘moped’ and ‘motor bicycle’ have the same meanings as in section 108 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.”—(Tulip Siddiq.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 235, Noes 300.

Division number 271 Offensive Weapons Bill — New Clause 26 — Aggravated Offence of Possessing a Corrosive Substance or Dangerous Knifes on Mopeds or Motorbikes

A majority of MPs voted against making possessing a corrosive substance or dangerous knife while on a moped or motorbike an aggravated offence.

Aye: 235 MPs

No: 300 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 111 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 13