New Clause 5 - Definition of “serious disruption”

Public Order Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 18 October 2022.

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“(1) For the purposes of this Act, ‘serious disruption’ means—

(a) significant delay to the delivery of a time-sensitive product to consumers of that product, or

(b) prolonged disruption of access to any essential goods or any essential service, including, in particular, access to—

(i) the supply of money, food, water, energy or fuel,

(ii) a system of communication,

(iii) a place of worship,

(iv) a place of worship,

(v) an educational institution, or

(vi) a service relating to health.

(2) In subsection (1)(a) a ‘time-sensitive product’ means a product whose value or use to its consumers may be significantly reduced by a delay in the supply of the product to them.”—(Sarah Jones.)

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

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Aye: 184 MPs

No: 307 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 186, Noes 311.

Question accordingly negatived.