Lord Rosser moved amendment 15, in clause 4, page 3, line 19, at end to insert:
“(3A) A person does not commit an offence under this section of entering, or remaining in, a designated area where:
(a) the person enters, or remains in, a designated area involuntarily,
(b) the person enters, or remains in, a designated area for or in connection with one or more of the purposes mentioned in subsection (3B).
(3B) The purposes are:
(a) providing aid of a humanitarian nature;
(b) satisfying an obligation to appear before a court or other body exercising judicial power;
(c) carrying out work for the government of a country other than the United Kingdom (including service in or with the country’s armed forces);
(d) carrying out work for the United Nations or an agency of the United Nations;
(e) carrying out work as a journalist;
(f) attending the funeral of a relative or visiting a relative who is terminally ill;
(g) providing care for a relative who is unable to care for themselves without such assistance.
(3C) But a person does not commit an offence of entering or remaining in a designated area by virtue of subsection (3A)(b) only if:
(a) the person enters or remains in the area exclusively for or in connection with one or more of the purposes mentioned in subsection (3B), or
(b) in a case where the person enters or remains in the area for or in connection with any other purpose or purposes (in addition to one or more of the purposes mentioned in subsection (3B)), the other purpose or purposes provide a reasonable excuse for doing so under subsection (2).
(3D) The Secretary of State may by regulations add a purpose to or remove a purpose from subsection (3B).
(3E) Regulations under subsection (3D) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(3F) For the purposes of subsection (3B):
(a) the reference to the provision of aid of a humanitarian nature does not include the provision of aid in contravention of internationally recognised principles and standards applicable to the provision of humanitarian aid;
(b) references to the carrying out of work do not include the carrying out of any act which constitutes an offence in a part of the United Kingdom or would do so if the act occurred in a part of the United Kingdom.”