Amendment 88

Part of Offensive Weapons Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Moved by Lord Lucas

88: After Clause 21, insert the following new Clause—“Powers to confiscate bladed articlesIf bladed articles are detected in transit from overseas to a UK residential address, other than under arrangements as described in section 21(1)(c), and without the requirement for age verification on delivery being clearly evident on the outside of the packaging, they may be handed in to the police for destruction without compensation.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is intended to address issues discussed in Committee as to how to deal with bladed articles coming in from abroad, using generic carriers such as Royal Mail, without arrangements as described in 21(1)(c).