Clause 30 - Manufacture, import and sale of realistic imitation firearms

Part of Violent Crime Reduction Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 25th October 2005.

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Photo of Joe Benton Joe Benton Labour, Bootle 12:45 pm, 25th October 2005

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments:

No. 260, in clause 30, page 32, line 12, after 'Britain', insert

'for the purposes of sale or distribution'.

No. 55, in clause 30, page 32, line 13, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

No. 262, in clause 30, page 32, line 13, after 'regulations', insert

', following proper consultation and consideration with a working group consisting of a wide spread of expert practitioners,'.

No. 263, in clause 30, page 32, line 15, after '(1)', insert

'with the burden of proving that a person does not fall within one of these exemptions lying with the prosecution'.

No. 271, in clause 30, page 33, line 14, at end insert—

'(9A) The Secretary of State shall provide for payment of compensation in respect of loss suffered or costs incurred in consequence of the exercise of power conferred by or under this section.'.