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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 18 March 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  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.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  8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—

 

(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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Sarah Champion

 

Withdrawn  6

 

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

 

Sarah Champion

 

Not called  7

 

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

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  2

 

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

 

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.


 
 

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      (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 para­

 

graph 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

 

Agreed to  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 para­

 

graph 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.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  15

 

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

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Negatived on division  37

 

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

 

‘(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


 
 

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

 

public authority.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not selected  12

 

Page  9,  line  27,  leave out Clause 8.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 9 Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  13

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 11 to 14 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  4

 

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


 
 

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‘( )    

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

 

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

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  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

 

Withdrawn  32

 

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


 
 

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‘(d)    

Secure Children’s Homes’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  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).’.

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Agreed to  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 cen­

 

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

 

State.

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  18

 

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

 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Jarvis

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

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Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  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..

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  20

 

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

 

Mr Shailesh Vara

 

Agreed to  21

 

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

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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