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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 10 January 2014

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords], As Amended


 

NEW CLAUSES

 

Probation Service Reform: Parliamentary Approval

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Sarah Champion

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

The Secretary of State may not undertake a national restructure or reform of the

 

provision of probation services unless the proposals have first been laid before,

 

and approved by a resolution of, both House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Rehabilitation of ex-service personnel

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Gemma Doyle

 

Sir Nick Harvey

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

John Mann

 

Mr David Anderson

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Derek Twigg


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

1530

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Yasmin Quereshi

 

Simon Danczuk

 

Meg Hillier

 

Mr Jim Cunningham

 

Mr James Gray

 

Meg Munn

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Eric Joyce

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must consult on measures to improve rehabilitation

 

services for ex-service personnel who have been convicted of a criminal offence,

 

and must lay a report on the findings of such a consultation before both Houses

 

of Parliament within nine months of this Act being passed.’.

 


 

Veterans’ rehabilitation requirement

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Gemma Doyle

 

Sir Nick Harvey

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

John Mann

 

Mr David Anderson

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Derek Twigg

 

Yasmin Quereshi

 

Simon Danczuk

 

Meg Hillier

 

Mr Jim Cunningham

 

Mr James Gray

 

Meg Munn

 

Gordon Henderson

 

Eric Joyce

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must by order establish a pilot scheme enabling courts to

 

include a veterans’ rehabilitation requirement in a community order.

 

(2)    

A veterans’ rehabilitation requirement may only be used where an offender was

 

previously a member of HM Armed Forces.

 

(3)    

A veterans’ rehabilitation requirement must provide for the offender to be

 

referred to a veterans’ rehabilitation panel at the start of a community order,

 

which will put in place a rehabilitation plan for the offender.

 

(4)    

An order under subsection (1) must make provision—

 

(a)    

about the membership of veterans’ rehabilitation panels; and

 

(b)    

to allow for the requirement to be reviewed periodically by the veterans’

 

rehabilitation panel at intervals of not less than one month.

 

(5)    

An order under this section—

 

(a)    

shall be made by Statutory Instrument; and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of each House of Parliament.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

1531

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Piloting of probation reform

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Sarah Champion

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State may not undertake a national restructure of the provision

 

of probation services until the proposals have first been subject to an

 

independently evaluated pilot scheme, and the results of that evaluation laid

 

before both Houses of Parliament.’.

 


 

Provision of probation services: report to Parliament

 

Sadiq Khan

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Sarah Champion

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

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

 

performance of all providers contracted to provide officers to perform the duties

 

of supervisor or responsible officer as described in this Act after one year of this

 

Act coming into force.

 

(2)    

The report must include—

 

(a)    

an assessment of the information made available by each provider to the

 

public, and their assistance to the Ministry of Justice in its performance

 

of duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and

 

(b)    

an update on what measures were included in each contract to allow the

 

Secretary of State to penalise a provider that fails to perform to national

 

standards or fulfil its contractual obligations, and on what occasions

 

these measures have been brought into force.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

1532

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Review of the effectiveness of prison services in delivering the Transforming

 

Rehabilitation Strategy

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

John McDonnell

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State may not undertake to introduce competitive tendering for

 

the provision of probation services until a review of the prison services’ ability to

 

implement the Transforming Rehabilitation Strategy has been conducted, and the

 

results of that review laid before both Houses of Parliament.’.

 


 

Contracts

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Arrangements made by the Secretary of State resulting from this Act 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.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

1533

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Transparency

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Any contract for probation services shall be transparent and available for both

 

public and parliamentary scrutiny, and be the subject of National Audit Office

 

inspections.’.

 


 

Prohibition

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No company or other consortia shall be allowed to bid for Probation Service

 

work if they are being investigated for fraud.’.

 


 

Building better relationships programmes

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC12

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘It shall be the responsibility of the National Probation Service to provide all

 

Building better relationships rehabilitation programmes for male perpetrators of

 

domestic violence where a court makes an order for participation. It shall also be

 

the responsibility of the National Probation Service to provide any programmes

 

that are deemed necessary for short-term prisoners who have been involved in

 

domestic violence.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

Annual reporting of reconviction rates

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC13

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

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

 

of the impact of new supervision legislation for those offenders serving less than

 

12 months on the reconviction rates of offenders supervised by providers of

 

probation services and as a consequence of participating in any programme or

 

intervention.’.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

9

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

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.’.

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  39,  leave out ‘an officer of a provider of probation services’

 

and insert ‘a person’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  39,  leave out ‘officer of a provider of probation services’ and

 

insert ‘officer of a probation trust’.

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

2

 

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

 

‘(1)    

In relation to a person subject to supervision requirements under this section

 

following a sentence of detention under section 91 of the Sentencing Act, the

 

supervisor must be—

 

(a)    

an officer of a provider of probation services, or

 

(b)    

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

 

in whose area the offender resides for the time being.

 

(2)    

In relation to any other person, the supervisor must be an officer of a provider of

 

probation services.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 January 2014                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords] , continued

 
 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

10

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  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.’.

 


 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

3

 

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

In subsection (2)(c), omit “if the offender is under the age of 18 years at the date

 

of release,”.’.

 


 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

4

 

Clause  6,  page  7,  leave out lines 42 and 43 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

“The supervisor”, in relation to the offender, must be—’.

 


 

Philip Davies

 

7

 

Page  9,  line  41,  leave out Clause 10.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

11

 

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

 

‘(c)    

any victim of domestic violence, or stalking, or both, shall have access to

 

Victim Liaison Services including a women’s safety officer.’.

 


 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

5

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  12,  at end insert ‘, such as restorative justice activities.

 

‘(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (7)(b) an activity is a restorative justice activity if

 

 

(a)    

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

 

victims,


 
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