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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 28 November 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords]


 

[THIRD AND FOURTH SITTINGS]


 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  43

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  23,  leave out ‘must comply with the supervision

 

requirements’ and insert ‘is entitled to be supervised on a voluntary basis’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 29 to 31.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  48

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  34,  leave out ‘the period of’ and insert ‘a period specified by

 

the sentencing court which does not exceed’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 39 and 40.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  4

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The Secretary of State must prescribe minimum training requirements to be

 

completed by the supervisor, 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

 

Paul Goggins

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Withdrawn  49

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

 

(a)    

at the start of the supervision period the supervisor must record whether

 

the offender is currently or has previously been looked after by a local

 

authority.

 

(b)    

where the offender is an eligible child as defined in paragraph 19B(2) of

 

Part II of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989, the supervisor must

 

discharge the functions conferred on him by this Chapter in consultation

 

with the local authority responsible for preparing a pathway plan for the

 

offender.

 

(c)    

in this subsection “looked after by a local authority” shall have the same

 

meaning as in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The supervisor must explain to the offender in language appropriate to his

 

individual intellectual ability and understanding—

 

(a)    

the effect of the supervision requirements, and

 

(b)    

the effect of non-compliance with any requirement with which the

 

offender is required to comply.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  30

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  after (8) insert ‘Subject to subsection (8A)’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  46

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ‘subject to supervision requirements’ and insert

 

‘who is entitled to be supervised on a voluntary basis’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out ‘officer of a provider of probation services’ and

 

insert ‘officer of a probation trust’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  1

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

 

(a)    

Where the offender is under supervision following a custodial sentence

 

for an offence of a violent or sexual nature, a stalking offence or a


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

domestic violence offence, the supervisor 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

 

Not called  31

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

 

(a)    

where the offender turns 18 on or before the last day of the requisite

 

custodial period but is under the age of 21, the supervisor may be a

 

member of a youth offending team established by the local authority in

 

whose area the offender resides for the time being.

 

(b)    

the decision as to when to transfer responsibility for an offender from a

 

member of a youth offending team to an officer of another provider of

 

probation services must be taken by the relevant youth offending team,

 

in consultation with the future provider of probation services.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Negatived on division  33

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

Where the supervisor 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 perfomance standards;

 

(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

 

Negatived on division  34

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

Supervisors may not be officers of any provider of probation services that is under

 

investigation by a UK police force, the Serious Fraud Office or any other UK law

 

enforcement agency.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  40

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

A court passing a sentence to which this section applies may—

 

(a)    

provide for progress of supervision to be reviewed periodically at

 

specified intervals,

 

(b)    

provide for each review to be made at a hearing held for the purpose by

 

the court which passed the sentence,

 

(c)    

require the offender to attend each review hearing,

 

(d)    

provide for the supervisor to make to the court before each review a

 

report in writing on the offender’s progress under supervision, and

 

(e)    

at a review hearing, after considering the supervisor’s report, amend the

 

supervision requirements.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  22

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘(8A)    

Offenders released under this section shall be supervised by staff working for the

 

National Probation Service or staff seconded from the National Probation Service

 

to other providers of probation services.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Negatived on division  35

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

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.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Not called  52

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State must lay before both Houses of Parliament a report on the

 

cost of implementing the provisions in this section after one year of it coming into

 

force.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Negatived on division  21

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

A supervisor may apply to the court for the supervision period to be discharged

 

for good conduct provided that half of that supervision period has been

 

completed.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  3

 

Schedule  1,  page  20,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(k)    

a mental health assessment requirement.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  23

 

Schedule  1,  page  20,  line  34,  at end add—

 

‘(k)    

literacy, numeracy and employment training.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  39

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

An order under subsection (4) shall be made by statutory instrument.

 

(4B)    

A statutory instrument introduced under subsection (4A) shall be subject to

 

approval by both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  8

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  26,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters in subsection (2A),’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  9

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Those matters are—

 

(a)    

that the misuse by the offender of a specified class A drug or a specified

 

class B drug caused or contributed to an offence of which the offender

 

has been convicted or is likely to cause or contribute to the commission

 

of further offences by the offender, and

 

(b)    

that the offender is dependent on, or has a propensity to misuse, a

 

specified class A drug or a specified class B drug.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  24

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the drug test must be administered by a professionally qualified

 

practitioner.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  42

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  leave out lines 1 and 2.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  9,  after “204)” insert ‘, or

 

(d)    

restate the requirements with which the offender must comply and warn

 

the offender of the consequences if he fails on a further occasion to

 

comply with any of the requirements of the order.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  32

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

The Secretary of State must make an annual report to Parliament on the number

 

of breaches of a supervision requirement recorded in the preceding year, the

 

reasons recorded for an offender’s failure to comply in each case, and the

 

outcome in each case including details of any order imposed on the offender by a

 

magistrates’ court.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not selected  47

 

Page  3,  line  21,  leave out Clause 4.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Withdrawn  29

 

Schedule  2,  page  24,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

a provider of probation services must ensure that any matter regarding

 

breach or an amendment to supervision after the end of sentence is

 

referred to an enforcement officer immediately following discovery of

 

an allegation of breach or any need to award the supervision order.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  26

 

Schedule  2,  page  25,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and the Court may in cases it considers

 

necessary call the supervisor to give evidence at such hearing.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  25

 

Schedule  2,  page  26,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(8A)  

The court must be satisfied when discharging an order for good progress that

 

the offender has complied with all requirements and not been charged with any

 

subsequent offence.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  41,  leave out ‘264A’ and insert ‘264B’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  13,  leave out ‘After that section’ and insert ‘Before section

 

265 (and the italic heading before it)’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  14,  leave out ‘264A’ and insert ‘264B’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 249(3) (duration of licence)—

 

(a)    

for “sections” substitute “section”, and

 

(b)    

for “and 264(3)” substitute “and sections 264(3C)(a) and 264B”.

 

( )    

In section 250 (licence conditions), omit subsection (7).’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 7 and 8 Agreed to.

 


 

Jeremy Wright

 

Agreed to  53

 

Schedule  3,  page  27,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (c. 43)

 

A1         

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

 

British Islands) is amended as follows.

 

A2  (1)  

Paragraph 6 (effect of transfers: preliminary) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In sub-paragraph (2)(b), for “and possible recall following his release”

 

substitute “, possible recall following release and any supervision default

 

order”.

 

      (3)  

In sub-paragraph (2)(c), for “and possible recall” substitute “, possible recall

 

and any supervision default order”.

 

      (4)  

In sub-paragraph (3), at the end insert—

 

“(c)    

in relation to a person who is supervised under section

 

256AA of the 2003 Act, being ordered to be committed to

 

prison or detention for failure to comply with a requirement


 
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