Clause 137 - Extent

Health and Care Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 23rd November 2021.

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Amendments proposed: 86, page 117, line 34, after “(2)” insert “(2A), (2B)”.—(Edward Argar.)

This amendment paves the way for the changes made by Amendment 87.

Amendment 87, page 117, line 41, at end insert—

“(2A) Sections (Offence of virginity testing: Scotland), (Offence of offering to carry out virginity testing: Scotland), (Offence of aiding or abetting etc a person to carry out virginity testing: Scotland) and (Virginity testing offences in Scotland: penalties) extend to Scotland only.

(2B) Sections (Offence of virginity testing: Northern Ireland), (Offence of offering to carry out virginity testing: Northern Ireland), (Offence of aiding or abetting etc a person to carry out virginity testing: Northern Ireland) and (Virginity testing offences in Northern Ireland: penalties) extend to Northern Ireland only.”

This amendment ensures that the new clauses relating to virginity testing in Scotland and Northern Ireland form part of the law of those jurisdictions and only those jurisdictions.

Question put (single Question on amendments moved by a Minister of the Crown), That amendments 24, 127, 86 and 87 be made.—(Edward Argar.)

Question agreed to.

Amendments 24, 127, 86 and 87 accordingly agreed to.