Voyeurism: additional offences

Part of Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:30 am on 12th July 2018.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 11:30 am, 12th July 2018

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 3, in clause 1, page 2, line 1, leave out paragraph (c).

This amendment is consequential to Amendment 1

Amendment 1, in clause 1, page 2, line 6, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

“(3) It is a defence for a person (A) charged with an offence under this section to prove—

(a) in respect of an offence under subsection (1)—

(i) that operating the equipment was necessary for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime, or

(ii) that A did not operate the equipment with the intent of observing another person’s genitals, buttocks or underwear, and

(b) in respect of an offence under subsection (2)—

(i) that recording the image was necessary for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime, or

(ii) that A did not record the image with the intent of recording an image of another person’s genitals, buttocks or underwear.”