Clause 80 - Part 1: general interpretation

Sexual Offences Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 18th September 2003.

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Amendments made: No. 102, in

clause 80, page 38, line 3, at end insert—

'( ) ''Image'' means a moving or still image and includes an image produced by any means and, where the context permits, a three-dimensional image.

( ) References to an image of a person include references to an image of an imaginary person.'.

No. 103, in

clause 80, page 38, line 6, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

'( ) References to observation (however expressed) are to observation whether direct or by looking at an image.'.—[Paul Goggins.]

Clause 80, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Conservative, North Thanet

Order. Before we leave, I wish all Committee members a productive three weeks and, perhaps as importantly, remind them that, for the purposes of the House, Tuesday 14 October will be a Monday in terms of sitting times. Therefore the Committee will sit not at 10 minutes past 9, but at 10.30 am. I am pleased to be able to say that I will be in the Chair.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Mr. Heppell.]

Adjourned accordingly at twenty-three minutes to Five o'clock till Tuesday 14 October at half-past Ten o'clock.