Clause 67

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:45 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2007.

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Penalties etc. for possession of extreme pornographic images

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I beg to move amendment No. 211, in clause 67, page 47, line 40, leave out subsections (5) and (6).

Photo of Edward O'Hara Edward O'Hara Llafur, Knowsley South

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government amendments Nos. 243 and 218.

Government new clause 33—Special rules relating to providers of information society services.

Government new schedule 1—‘Special rules relating to providers of information society services.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Government amendments Nos. 211 and 243 are minor technical amendments to tidy up the Bill and clarify one matter relating to Northern Ireland.  New schedule 1 replaces the provisions in subsections (5) and (6) of clause 67 that deal with registration requirements under part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. There is no change to the effect of the subsections, but transferring them to new schedule 1 is more consistent in terms of the overall structure of the Bill. One of the amendments also effects a clarification relating to Northern Ireland. New clause 33 and new schedule 1 ensure that the provisions that make illegal the possession of extreme pornographic material are consistent with the UK’s obligations under the e-commerce directive. I will provide further details if people are really anxious to learn more.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 67, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 68 and 69 ordered to stand part of the Bill.