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Public Bill Committee: 26 November 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(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

 

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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)’.

 


 

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.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

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.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

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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.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26 November 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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

 

‘(c)    

restorative justice activities.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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’

 

(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

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

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(4)    

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

 

the offending concerned.”.’.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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).’.

 

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

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26 November 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

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


 
 

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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.’.

 


 

Annual reporting of reconviction rates

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must publish an annual report which must include details

 

of the impact of new measures on the reconviction rates of offenders supervised

 

by providers of probation services and as a consequence of participating in any

 

programme or intervention.’.

 


 

Mental health treatment requirements

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must annually publish the number of mental health

 

treatment requirements, as defined in section 208 of the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003, imposed as part of a community order or suspended sentence order by each

 

court in England and Wales.’.

 



 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Provision of probation services

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In any scheme for the supervision of offenders under sections 3 to 7, probation

 

trusts and local authorities shall be permitted to tender for contracts.’.

 


 

Access to Victims’ Liason Services for victims of domestic violence or stalking

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 57 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 there is

 

inserted—

 

“57A      

Any victim of domestic violence or stalking or both shall have access

 

to Victims’ Liaison Services, including a women’s safety officer.”.’.

 


 

Non-public sector provision of services

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC8

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Arrangements made by the Secretary of State, in accordance with which

 

functions are conferred on officers of non-public sector providers of probation

 

services, must include provisions requiring that—

 

(a)    

contracts for the provision of probation services from such providers be

 

published;

 

(b)    

the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of such providers in

 

discharging relevant functions be subject to National Audit Office

 

assessment;

 

(c)    

companies under investigation for fraud may not bid for, nor be part of

 

consortia bidding for, a contract for the provision of probation services,

 

and

 

(d)    

companies with the status of prime contractor under the Work

 

Programme may not bid for, nor be part of consortia bidding for, a

 

contract for the provision of probation services.’.

 


 
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