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Baroness Stowell of Beeston's amendment, After Clause 170 (292E)

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

Committee stage

Lead member

Baroness Stowell of Beeston
Conservative, Life peer
Lords

Decision

Withdrawn
This amendment was withdrawn after debate and no decision was taken on it.

Amendment text

After Clause 170

Insert the following new Clause—

“Crime scenes: religious rituals or prayer

In securing a crime scene where a person within that crime scene is severely injured, such that there is a strong likelihood that they might die, there is a presumption that the constable in charge will allow entry to the crime scene to a minister of religion in order to perform religious rituals or prayer associated with dying.”

Member’s explanatory statement

This amendment is intended to probe expectations of police procedure.

Sponsors

Baroness Masham of Ilton
Crossbench
Life peer
Lord Patten
Conservative
Life peer
Baroness O'Loan
Crossbench
Life peer