Clause 1 - Meaning of “victim”

Victims and Prisoners Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 4 December 2023.

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Amendment proposed: 33, page 1, line 16, at end insert—

“(e) where the person has experienced anti-social behaviour, as defined by section 2 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2014, and the conditions necessary for an ASB case review under section 104 of that Act have been met.”—(Kevin Brennan.)

This amendment would include victims of anti-social behaviour in the definition of a victim.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 24 Victims and Prisoners Bill — Clause 1 - Meaning of “victim”

Aye: 189 MPs

No: 276 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 190, Noes 277.

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment made: 34, page 2, line 3, leave out from “offence” to end of line 6 and insert—

“(5) It is immaterial for the purposes of subsection (4)(b) that—

(a) no person has reported the offence;

(b) no person has been charged with or convicted of the offence.

(6) In section 52(3)(a) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, for “complaint has been made about” substitute “person has reported”.”—(Edward Argar.)

This amendment clarifies that conduct which constitutes an offence may be “criminal conduct” for the purposes of Part 1 of the Bill whether or not the offence has been reported. Section 52(3)(a) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 is amended for consistency.