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Tuesday 18 March 2014

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill


 

Note

 

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

 

Committee [11 March 2014].

 


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  leave out lines 12 to 15 and insert ‘, to imprisonment for life’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the increase in the maximum penalty available for an offence under

 

section 4 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 from 14 years imprisonment to imprisonment for

 

life to apply in Scotland as well as in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

8

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

Before this section comes into force the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult the Parole Board about the resources required for additional

 

hearings resulting from the implementation of this section; and

 

(b)    

lay a report before Parliament containing—


 
 

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(i)    

his assessment of the resources required for additional hearings;

 

and

 

(ii)    

his plans to ensure that the Parole Board has adequate resources

 

to fulfil the requirements of this section effectively.’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

9

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Before this section comes into force the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult the Parole Board about the resources required for additional

 

hearings resulting from the implementation of this section; and

 

(b)    

lay a report before Parliament containing—

 

(i)    

his assessment of the resources required for additional hearings;

 

and

 

(ii)    

his plans to ensure that the Parole Board has adequate resources

 

to fulfil the requirements of this section effectively.’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

10

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Before this section comes into force the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult the Parole Board about the resources required for additional

 

hearings resulting from the implementation of this section; and

 

(b)    

lay a report before Parliament containing—

 

(i)    

his assessment of the resources required for additional hearings;

 

and

 

(ii)    

his plans to ensure that the Parole Board has adequate resources

 

to fulfil the requirements of this section effectively.’.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

6

 

Schedule  1,  page  63,  line  18,  leave out ‘13’ and insert ‘16’.

 

Sarah Champion

 

7

 

Schedule  1,  page  63,  line  19,  leave out ‘13’ and insert ‘16’.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

2

 

Schedule  1,  page  66,  line  20,  at end insert—


 
 

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Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

 

10A(1)  

Section 35A(4) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (extension of

 

disqualification where custodial sentence also imposed) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph (e), for “that Act” (in the first place) substitute “the Criminal

 

Justice Act 2003”.

 

      (3)  

After paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(fa)    

in the case of a sentence under section 236A of that Act

 

(special custodial sentence for certain offenders of particular

 

concern), a period equal to half of the term imposed pursuant

 

to section 236A(2)(a) of that Act calculated after that term has

 

been reduced by any relevant discount;”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the new custodial sentence created by Clause 5 of, and

 

paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Bill and means that provision to ensure that a driving ban is

 

extended when a custodial sentence is imposed at the same time will apply to the new sentence as

 

it does to other custodial sentences.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

3

 

Schedule  1,  page  66,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6)

 

11A(1)  

Section 147A(4) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

 

(extension of disqualification where custodial sentence also imposed) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph (e), for “that Act” (in the first place) substitute “the Criminal

 

Justice Act 2003”.

 

      (3)  

After paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(fa)    

in the case of a sentence under section 236A of that Act

 

(special custodial sentence for certain offenders of particular

 

concern), a period equal to half of the term imposed pursuant

 

to section 236A(2)(a) of that Act calculated after that term has

 

been reduced by any relevant discount;”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on the new custodial sentence created by Clause 5 of, and

 

paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Bill and means that provision to ensure that a driving ban is

 

extended when a custodial sentence is imposed at the same time will apply to the new sentence as

 

it does to other custodial sentences.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

15

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  leave out from line 36 to line 25 on page 6.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

37

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  29,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(1A)    

The Code of Practice must include a requirement that a person carrying out

 

electronic monitoring who is not a public authority as defined by section 3 of the

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 shall provide information in respect of the

 

carrying out of electronic monitoring in the same manner as if they were such a

 

public authority.’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

11

 

Clause  7,  page  9,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(9)    

Before this section comes into force the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult the Parole Board about the resources required for additional

 

hearings resulting from the implementation of this section; and

 

(b)    

lay a report before Parliament containing—

 

(i)    

his assessment of the resources required for additional hearings;

 

and

 

(ii)    

his plans to ensure that the Parole Board has adequate resources

 

to fulfil the requirements of this section effectively.’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

12

 

Page  9,  line  27,  leave out Clause 8.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

13

 

Clause  10,  page  10,  line  29,  after ‘fails’, insert ‘deliberately and’.

 


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

4

 

Clause  15,  page  16,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 37B of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (consultation with

 

the Director of Public Prosecutions), in subsection (7), after “such a caution”

 

insert “(whether because of section 14 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act

 

2014 or for any other reason)”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that the restriction on giving cautions in Clause 14 is one of the reasons

 

why it may not be possible to give a caution following a decision to do so by the Director of Public


 
 

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Prosecutions under section 37B of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

14

 

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  30,  leave out from ‘explicit’ to end of line 31 and insert

 

‘way, real or simulated depictions of either—’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

29

 

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  31,  leave out from ‘of’ to end of line 37 and insert ‘the

 

portrayal of sexual activity which involves real or apparent lack of consent,’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

28

 

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

sexual activity where one of the participants is portrayed in such a way

 

as to make them appear under 18;

 

(d)    

a person participating in a sexual activity with someone who is depicted

 

as a member of their immediate family; and

 

(e)    

sexual activity incorporating sexual threats, humiliation or abuse which

 

do not form part of a clearly consenting role-playing game.’.

 


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

16

 

Clause  17,  page  18,  line  18,  leave out ‘in England,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the territorial restriction in the new version of section 43 of the Prison

 

Act 1952, inserted by clause 17, to enable the Secretary of State to provide secure colleges in Wales

 

as well as England.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

32

 

Clause  17,  page  18,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

Secure Children’s Homes’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

30

 

Clause  17,  page  18,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

No person who is aged under 15 shall be detained in a secure college established

 

under subsection (1)(c).’.


 
 

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Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

31

 

Clause  17,  page  18,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

A young woman may not be placed in a secure college established under

 

subsection (1)(c).’.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

17

 

Clause  17,  page  18,  leave out line 32.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 18 provide that Schedule A1 to the Prison Act 1952 (HM Chief

 

Inspector of Prisons), which is introduced by section 5A to that Act, applies to secure training

 

centres and secure colleges and, as applied, may not be modified by rules made by the Secretary

 

of State.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

18

 

Clause  17,  page  19,  line  12,  at end insert ‘and Schedule A1’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

33

 

Clause  17,  page  19,  line  35,  after ‘contempt’, insert—

 

‘(14)    

The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to ensure that sufficient places

 

are available in secure children’s homes to enable young persons for whom

 

detention in a secure children’s home is deemed more appropriate by the relevant

 

authority than detention in a secure college or young offender institution to be so

 

detained.’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

35

 

Schedule  3,  page  69,  line  30,  after ‘colleges’, insert ‘including, in the case of

 

secure colleges, joint inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Office

 

for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.’.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

19

 

Schedule  3,  page  71,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘16A      

In section 28(1) (arrangements to safeguard and promote welfare: Wales), after

 

paragraph (h) insert—

 

“(ha)    

the principal of a secure college in Wales;”.

 

16B      

In section 31(3) (establishment of Local Safeguarding Children Boards in

 

Wales), after paragraph (f) insert—

 

“(fa)    

the principal of a secure college in the area of the authority;”.

 

16C      

In section 33(3)(c) (funding of Local Safeguarding Children Boards in Wales),

 

after “or prison” insert “or the principal of a secure college”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 and 27 are consequential on amendment 16..


 
 

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Mr Shailesh Vara

 

20

 

Schedule  3,  page  73,  line  2,  after ‘England’ insert ‘or Wales’.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

21

 

Schedule  3,  page  73,  line  4,  after ‘England’ insert ‘or Wales’.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

38

 

Schedule  4,  page  73,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Where the Secretary of State enters into a contract with another person under

 

paragraph 1(1), and that person is not a public authority for the purposes of

 

section 3 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, that person shall be designated

 

by the Secretary of State as a public authority for the purposes of that section in

 

relation to that contract.’.

 

Sarah Champion

 

61

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  4,  page  74,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘Staff

 

4A  (1)  

All staff employed as teachers, counsellors or nurses at a secure unit must hold

 

qualifications as one of the following—

 

(a)    

qualified teachers;

 

(b)    

accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and

 

Psychotherapists;

 

(c)    

registered nurse (child).’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

34

 

Schedule  4,  page  75,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

to assess and promote their best interests.’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

36

 

Schedule  4,  page  75,  line  26,  leave out from ‘where’ to end of line 27 and insert ‘a

 

young person poses an imminent threat of injury to himself or others, and only when all

 

other means of control have been exhausted.’.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

22

 

Schedule  4,  page  80,  line  15,  leave out ‘51 weeks’ and insert ‘12 months’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The offence of wrongful disclosure of information under paragraph 25 of Schedule 4 is triable

 

either on indictment or summarily. When section 154 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 comes into


 
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