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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 December 2013

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [26 November 2013].

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

15

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

in subsection (4), for “that period” substitute “the automatic release

 

period”,’.

 


 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

58

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  11,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

 

(a)    

The Secretary of State must publish an annual report on the provision of

 

rehabilitative services for female offenders in the criminal justice system,

 

and must lay this report before both Houses of Parliament.

 

(b)    

The report should include—

 

(i)    

an update on the provision of services for female offenders by all

 

providers contracted to provide services under section 3(2) or

 

3(5) of the Offender Management Act 2007.

 

(ii)    

an update on the impact of post release supervision for female

 

offenders who served sentences of less than 12 months in

 

custody.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

63

 

Clause  11,  page  10,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

summarise the information on the basis of which an assessment was

 

made of the impact of the arrangements on female offenders and the

 

reasons for the conclusions reached in consequence of that assessment.’.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

16

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  14,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

In section 64 (release on licence: drug testing requirements)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1)(a), omit “for a trigger offence, and”,

 

(b)    

in that subsection, at the end insert “, and

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters in

 

subsection (1A).”,

 

(c)    

after that subsection insert—

 

“(1A)    

Those matters are—

 

(a)    

that the misuse by the person of a specified class A drug

 

or a specified class B drug caused or contributed to an

 

offence of which the person has been convicted or is

 

likely to cause or contribute to the commission of further

 

offences by the person, and

 

(b)    

that the person is dependent on, or has a propensity to

 

misuse, a specified class A drug or a specified class B

 

drug.”,

 

(d)    

in subsection (2), after “conditions” insert “mentioned in subsection

 

(1)(b)”, and

 

(e)    

in subsection (3), after “specified Class A drug” insert “or specified Class

 

B drug”.’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

17

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  21,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

18

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  16,  leave out ‘imposed on the offender’s release’ and

 

insert ‘mentioned in subsection (1)(b)’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

2

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

 

(a)    

Where the offender is sentenced to a community or suspended sentence

 

order after being charged with an offence of a violent or sexual nature, a

 

stalking offence or a domestic violence offence, the responsible officer

 

must be an officer of a public sector provider of probation services.

 

(b)    

In subparagraph (a) “public sector provider” means—

 

(i)    

a probation trust, or

 

(ii)    

the national probation service.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

5

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Secretary of State must prescribe minimum training requirements to be

 

completed by the responsible officer in regulations to be laid before, and

 

approved by resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

6

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where the responsible officer is an officer of a non-public sector provider of

 

probation services the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

designate the provider as a “public authority”, as defined in section 3 of

 

the Freedom of Information Act 2000;

 

(b)    

limit contractual arrangements with the provider for the provision of

 

probation services to a maximum length of five years;

 

(c)    

prescribe key performance standards that the provider is required to meet

 

in regulations to be laid before, and approved by resolution of, both

 

Houses of Parliament;

 

(d)    

have the power to terminate the contractual arrangements at any time if

 

the provider fails to meet the key performance standards; and

 

(e)    

agree with the provider a percentage of the contract fee that must be

 

returned to the Exchequer on the occasion that the provider fails to meet

 

the key performance standards.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

37

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  29,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

This section may not come into force until such a time as the Secretary of State

 

has piloted the provisions in one or more probation trust areas, and has laid before

 

Parliament an independent evaluation of the pilot.’.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

27

 

Schedule  4,  page  30,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

When a matter is referred to an enforcement officer under paragraph 5(1)(b) or

 

6(1) the matter should be dealt with within 24 hours of the referral.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

28

 

Schedule  4,  page  30,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(3)  

The Secretary of State must ensure sufficient enforcement officers are

 

available to lay information before the courts.’.

 


 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

59

 

Clause  15,  page  12,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(2A)    

In sections 177(1) and 190(1) (requirements that may be imposed as part of a

 

community order or suspended sentence order) after paragraph (j) insert—

 

“(ja)    

a restorative justice requirement (as defined by section 212A),”.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

60

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

restorative justice activities.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

61

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

In this section “restorative justice activity” means an activity—

 

(a)    

where the participants consist of, or include, the offender and one or more

 

of the victims’


 
 

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(b)    

which aims to maximise the offender’s awareness of the impact of the

 

offending concerned on the victims; and

 

(c)    

which gives an opportunity to a victim or victims to talk about, or by

 

other means express experience of, the offending and its impact.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

62

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

After section 212 insert—

 

“212A

Restorative justice requirement

 

(1)    

In this Part “restorative justice requirement”, in relation to a relevant

 

order, means a requirement to participate in an activity—

 

(a)    

where the participants consist of, or include, the offender and one

 

or more of the victims;

 

(b)    

which aims to maximise the offender’s awareness of the impact

 

of the offending concerned on the victims; and

 

(c)    

which gives an opportunity to a victim or victims to talk about,

 

or by other means express experience of, the offending and its

 

impact.

 

(2)    

Imposition of a restorative justice requirement requires, in addition to the

 

offender’s consent, the consent of every other person who would be a

 

participant in the activity concerned.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of subsection (2), a responsible officer does not count

 

as a proposed participant.

 

(4)    

In this section “victim” means a victim of, or other person affected by,

 

the offending concerned.”.’.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

55

 

Schedule  7,  page  37,  line  25,  leave out ‘and 13’ and insert ‘, 13 and (Drug testing

 

and appointments: offenders transferred within the British Islands)’.

 


 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

36

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Section 3 comes into force in accordance with section 3(5).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

38

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Section 14 comes into force in accordance with section 14(3).’.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

56

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

So far as sections 20, 21 and 22 confer power to make provision amending or

 

otherwise relating to Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, they also

 

extend to the Channel Islands.’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

57

 

Clause  23,  page  19,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The power conferred by paragraph 19 of Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act

 

1997 (power to extend to Isle of Man) is exercisable in relation to any amendment

 

of that Act that is made by this Act.’.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

19

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  25,  leave out subsection (2).

 


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Drug testing and appointments: offenders transferred within the British Islands

 

Jeremy Wright

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (transfer of prisoners within the

 

British Islands) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In paragraph 8 (restricted transfers from England and Wales to Scotland)—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraphs (2)(aa) and (4)(aa), for “and 64” substitute “, 64 and

 

64A”, and

 

(b)    

at the end insert—

 

  “(7)  

Sections 64 and 64A of the Criminal Justice and Court

 

Services Act 2000 (release on licence etc: drug appointments),

 

as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, have effect as if


 
 

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any reference to an officer of a provider of probation services

 

were a reference to a relevant officer as defined by section

 

27(1) of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland)

 

Act 1993.”.

 

(3)    

In paragraph 9 (restricted transfers from England and Wales to Northern

 

Ireland)—

 

(a)    

in sub-paragraphs (2)(aa) and (4)(aa), for “and 64” substitute “, 64 and

 

64A”, and

 

(b)    

after sub-paragraph (5) insert—

 

“(5A)  

Sections 64 and 64A of the Criminal Justice and Court

 

Services Act 2000 (release on licence etc: drug appointments),

 

as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, have effect as if

 

any reference to an officer of a provider of probation services

 

were a reference to a probation officer.”’.

 


 

Requirement to pilot before tendering for probation services

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No national tendering for any probation service shall commence before any

 

proposed restructuring of such services has been the subject of a pilot scheme

 

which is subsequently independently monitored and the results of such

 

monitoring laid before both Houses of Parliament.’.

 


 

Requirement to pilot before restructuring probation services

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Any proposed restructuring of the Probation Service must first be the subject of

 

an independently evaluated pilot scheme and the proposals should be laid before

 

Parliament and be approved by resolution of both Houses.’.

 



 
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