VB1323 - Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill 2018 Watch

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DayneD89
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B1323 - Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment) Bill 2018, TSR Government

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Amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to adjust some maximum sentences.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 - Amendment
(1) S7(2)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, as amended by the Child Sex Offences (Sentences) Act 2017, will be amended from "on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 25 years" to "on conviction on indictment, imprisonment up to and including life imprisonment."
(2) S8(3)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, as amended by the Child Sex Offences (Sentences) Act 2017 will be amended from "on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 25 years" to "on conviction on indictment, imprisonment up to and including life imprisonment."

2 - Citation and Commencement
(1) This act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.
(2) This act will come into force upon Royal Assent.
(3) This act may be cited as the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Amendment) Act 2017.

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A bill to start amending sexual offences to bring harsher punishments for sexual offenders as it is accepted within this House that sex offences are some of the worst within society and those who conduct themselves in such an horrendous manner should be punished appropriately.

S7 - Sexual assault of a child under 13
S8 - Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity


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Aye, but does the life sentence only apply to those convicted over the age of 18?
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I will stick with my nay on this
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Abstain. The confirmation I was seeking was not provided.
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Nay, for reasons I stated in the original debate.
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Longer sentences solve nothing beyond a certain point.
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The Ayes have it! The Ayes have it!

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