Motion B

Offensive Weapons Bill - Commons Amendments – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 10th April 2019.

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Baroness Williams of Trafford:

Moved by Baroness Williams of Trafford

That this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 62A.

62: After Clause 39, insert the following new Clause— “Enforcement of offences relating to sale etc of offensive weapons (1) A local weights and measures authority may enforce within its area a provision listed in subsection (2). (2) The provisions mentioned in subsection (1) are—(a) section 1(1) of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959 (penalties for offences in connection with dangerous weapons),(b) section 1 of the Crossbows Act 1987 (sale etc of crossbows to persons under 18),(c) section 141(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (offensive weapons), (d) section 141A of that Act (sale etc of bladed articles to persons under 18),(e) section 1 of the Knives Act 1997 (unlawful marketing of knives),(f) section 2 of that Act (publication of unlawful marketing material relating to knives),(g) section 1 of this Act (sale of corrosive products to persons under 18), (h) section 3 of this Act (delivery of corrosive products to residential premises etc),(i) section 4 of this Act (delivery of corrosive products to persons under 18),(j) section 17 of this Act (delivery of bladed products to residential premises etc), and(k) section 20 of this Act (delivery of bladed articles to persons under 18). (3) For the investigatory powers available to a local weights and measures authority for the purposes of enforcing a provision listed in subsection (2), see Schedule 5 to the Consumer Rights Act 2015.(4) Nothing in this section is to be construed as authorising a local weights and measures authority to bring proceedings in Scotland for an offence. (5) In paragraph 10 of Schedule 5 to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (duties and powers to which Schedule 5 applies), at the appropriate place insert “section (Enforcement of offences relating to sale etc of offensive weapons) of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019.”” Commons Agreement and Amendment to the Lords Amendment The Commons agree with the Lords in their Amendment 62 and propose Amendment 62A as an amendment thereto—

62A: Line 22, after “etc),” insert—“(ja) section (Delivery of bladed products to persons under 18) of this Act (delivery of bladed products to persons under 18),”

Motion agreed.