New clause 14 - Offences: supplementary provisions

Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 28th April 2004.

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'(1) An enforcement officer (see section (Enforcement and compliance officers)) has the powers of arrest mentioned in subsection (2) (in addition to powers under section 24(4) and (5) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) in relation to any of the following offences—

(a) an offence under section (Offences: acting as a gangmaster, being in possession of false documents etc.) (1) or (2),

(b) conspiring to commit any such offence,

(c) attempting to commit any such offence,

(d) inciting, aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of any such offence.

(2) Those powers are as follows—

(a) if he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that such an offence has been committed, he may arrest without warrant anyone whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be guilty of the offence;

(b) he may arrest without warrant—

(i) anyone who is about to commit such an offence;

(ii) anyone whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be about to commit such an offence.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in Scotland.

(4) In Schedules 2, 4 and 5 to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, after paragraph 9 insert—

''9A An offence under section (Offences: acting as a gangmaster, being in possession of false documents etc.) (1) or (2) of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 (acting as a gangmaster other than under the authority of a licence, possession of false documents etc.).''.'.—[Jim Sheridan.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.