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Interpretation

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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Amendment made: No. 118, in page 9, line 37, at end insert—

'(3) For the purposes of this Act conduct which constitutes or, if it took place in the United Kingdom, would constitute one or more offences shall be regarded as serious crime if, and only if—
  • (a) it involves the use of violence, results in substantial financial gain or is conduct by a large number of persons in pursuit of a common purpose; or
  • (b) the offence or one of the offences is an offence for which a person who has attained the age of twenty-one and has no previous convictions could reasonably be expected to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three years or more.'.— [Mr. Waddington.]
  • Clause 10, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

    Clauses 11 and 12 ordered to stand part of the Bill.