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(b)    

vary or cancel any such condition,

 

            

unless the Board directs the Secretary of State to do so.

 

      (7)  

In the case of a Parole Board licence granted when the prisoner

 

is released after recall to prison, the Secretary of State must

 

not—

 

(a)    

include a condition referred to in section 250(4)(b)(ii) in

 

the licence, either on release or subsequently, or

 

(b)    

vary or cancel any such condition,

 

            

unless a recall adjudicator directs the Secretary of State to do

 

so.”

 

11         

In paragraph 37(2) of that Schedule (early removal from prison of

 

prisoners liable to removal from United Kingdom in certain transitional

 

cases)—

 

(a)    

after “Board” insert “or the recall adjudicator”, and

 

(b)    

for “paragraph 6, 15, 25 or 28” substitute “this Chapter”.

 

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28)

 

12         

In Schedule 9 to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

 

(authorities within the remit of the Commissioner for Victims and

 

Witnesses), after paragraph 26 insert—

 

“26A      

A recall adjudicator (as defined in section 239A of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 2003).”

 

Offender Management Act 2007 (c. 21)

 

13         

The Offender Management Act is amended as follows.

 

14         

In section 3(7)(a) (arrangements for the provision of probation services:

 

risk of conflict of interests), for “or to the Parole Board for England and

 

Wales” substitute “, to the Parole Board for England and Wales or to a

 

recall adjudicator (as defined in section 239A of the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003)”.

 

15         

In section 14(2) (disclosure of information for offender management

 

purposes), after paragraph (d) insert—

 

“(da)    

a recall adjudicator (as defined in section 239A of the

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003);”.

 

Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

 

16         

In section 131(4)(d) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (annual report

 

of Sentencing Council for England and Wales: effect of factors not related

 

to sentencing), after “Board” insert “or a recall adjudicator (as defined in

 

section 239A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003)”.

 

Equality Act 2010 (c. 15)

 

17         

In Part 1 of the Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 (public authorities:

 

general), after the entry for the Parole Board for England and Wales

 

insert—

 

“A recall adjudicator (as defined in section 239A of the

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003).””


 
 

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Before Schedule 4

Insert the following new Schedule—

“Minimum sentence for repeat offences involving offensive weapons etc:

consequential provision

Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

1          

In section 37(1A) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (powers of courts to

order hospital admission or guardianship)—

(a)    

in paragraph (za), after “section” insert “1(2B) or”, and

(b)    

in paragraph (aa), after “section” insert “139(6B), 139A(5B) or”.

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33)

2          

In section 36(2)(b) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (reviews of

sentencing)—

(a)    

in sub-paragraph (zi), after “section” insert “1(2B) or”, and

(b)    

in sub-paragraph (ia), after “section” insert “139(6B), 139A(5B)

or”.

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

3          

The Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 is amended as

follows.

4    (1)  

Section 12 (absolute and conditional discharge) is amended as follows.

      (2)  

In subsection (1), for the words from “section 110(2)” to “2006” substitute

“a provision mentioned in subsection (1A)”.

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

“(1A)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act

1953;

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968;

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

Justice Act 1988;

(d)    

section 110(2) or 111(2) of this Act;

(e)    

section 224A, 225(2) or 226(2) of the Criminal Justice Act

2003;

(f)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

2006.”

5          

In section 100(1A) (offenders under 18: detention and training orders),

for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

“(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953

(minimum sentence for certain offences involving

offensive weapons);

(b)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

Justice Act 1988 (minimum sentence for certain offences

involving article with blade or point or offensive

weapon).”


 
 

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6    (1)  

Section 130 (compensation orders against convicted persons) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2), for the words from “section 110(2)” to “2006” substitute

 

“a provision mentioned in subsection (2ZA)”.

 

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(2ZA)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (2) are—

 

(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act

 

1953;

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968;

 

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988;

 

(d)    

section 110(2) or 111(2) of this Act;

 

(e)    

section 224A, 225(2) or 226(2) of the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003;

 

(f)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

 

2006.”

 

7    (1)  

Section 146 (driving disqualification for any offence) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2), for the words from “section 110(2)” to “2006” substitute

 

“a provision mentioned in subsection (2A)”.

 

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(2A)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (2) are—

 

(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act

 

1953;

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968;

 

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988;

 

(d)    

section 110(2) or 111(2) of this Act;

 

(e)    

section 224A, 225(2) or 226(2) of the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003;

 

(f)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

 

2006.”

 

8          

In section 164(3) (further interpretive provisions)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (aa), after “section” insert “1(2B) or”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (ba), after “section” insert “139(6B), 139(5B) or”.

 

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

 

9          

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

10  (1)  

Section 142 (purposes of sentencing: offenders aged 18 or over) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2)(c), for the words from “section 1A(5)” to “detention for

 

life for certain dangerous offenders)” substitute “a provision mentioned

 

in subsection (2A)”.

 

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(2A)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (2)(c) are—


 
 

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(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953

 

(minimum sentence for certain offences involving

 

offensive weapons);

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 (minimum

 

sentence for certain firearms offences);

 

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988 (minimum sentence for certain offences

 

involving article with blade or point or offensive

 

weapon);

 

(d)    

section 110(2) or 111(2) of the Sentencing Act (minimum

 

sentence for certain drug trafficking and burglary

 

offences);

 

(e)    

section 224A of this Act (life sentence for second listed

 

offence for certain dangerous offenders);

 

(f)    

section 225(2) or 226(2) of this Act (imprisonment or

 

detention for life for certain dangerous offenders);

 

(g)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

 

2006 (minimum sentence in certain cases of using

 

someone to mind a weapon).”

 

11  (1)  

Section 142A (purposes of sentencing: offenders under 18) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (4), for paragraph (b) substitute—

 

“(b)    

to an offence the sentence for which falls to be imposed

 

under a provision mentioned in subsection (5), or”.

 

      (3)  

At the end insert—

 

“(5)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (4)(b) are—

 

(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953

 

(minimum sentence for certain offences involving

 

offensive weapons);

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968 (minimum

 

sentence for certain firearms offences);

 

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988 (minimum sentence for certain offences

 

involving article with blade or point or offensive

 

weapon);

 

(d)    

section 226(2) of this Act (detention for life for certain

 

dangerous offenders);

 

(e)    

section 29(6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

 

(minimum sentence in certain cases of using someone to

 

mind a weapon).”

 

12  (1)  

Section 144 (reduction in sentences for early guilty pleas) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2), for the words from “an offence” to “nothing” substitute

 

“an offender who—

 

(a)    

is convicted of an offence the sentence for which falls to

 

be imposed under a provision mentioned in subsection

 

(3), and

 

(b)    

is aged 18 or over when convicted,

 

    

nothing”.


 
 

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      (3)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

for “section 1A(6)(a)” substitute “section 1(2B) or 1A(5)”, and

 

(b)    

for “section 139AA(8)(a)” substitute “section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or

 

139AA(7)”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (4), for the words from “an offence” to “nothing” substitute

 

“an offender who—

 

(a)    

is convicted of an offence the sentence for which falls to

 

be imposed under a provision mentioned in subsection

 

(5), and

 

(b)    

is aged 16 or 17 when convicted,

 

    

nothing”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

for “section 1A(6)(b)” substitute “section 1(2B) or 1A(5)”, and

 

(b)    

for “section 139AA(8)(b)” substitute “section 139(6B), 139A(5B)

 

or 139AA(7)”.

 

13         

In section 150(2) (community order not available where sentence fixed

 

by law etc), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—

 

“(a)    

falls to be imposed under section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the

 

Prevention of Crime Act 1953 (minimum sentence for

 

certain offences involving offensive weapons), or

 

(b)    

falls to be imposed under section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or

 

139AA(7) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (minimum

 

sentence for certain offences involving article with blade

 

or point or offensive weapon).”

 

14  (1)  

Section 152 (general restrictions on imposing discretionary custodial

 

sentence) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1)(b), for the words from “section 1A(5)” to the end

 

substitute “a provision mentioned in subsection (1A).”

 

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(1A)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (1)(b) are—

 

(a)    

section 1(2B) or 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act

 

1953;

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968;

 

(c)    

section 139(6B), 139A(5B) or 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988;

 

(d)    

section 110(2) or 111(2) of the Sentencing Act;

 

(e)    

section 224A, 225(2) or 226(2) of this Act;

 

(f)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

 

2006.”

 

15  (1)  

Section 153 (length of discretionary custodial sentences: general

 

provision) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2), for the words from “section 1A(5)” to “this Act”

 

substitute “the provisions listed in subsection (3)”.

 

      (3)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(3)    

The provisions referred to in subsection (2) are—


 
 

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(a)    

sections 1(2B) and 1A(5) of the Prevention of Crime Act

 

1953;

 

(b)    

section 51A(2) of the Firearms Act 1968;

 

(c)    

sections 139(6B), 139A(5B) and 139AA(7) of the Criminal

 

Justice Act 1988;

 

(d)    

sections 110(2) and 111(2) of the Sentencing Act;

 

(e)    

sections 226A(4) and 226B(2) of this Act;

 

(f)    

section 29(4) or (6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act

 

2006.”

 

16  (1)  

Section 305(4) (interpretation of Part 12) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph (za)—

 

(a)    

for “subsection (5) of section 1A” substitute “section 1(2B) or

 

1A(5)”, and

 

(b)    

for “that subsection” substitute “that provision”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph (aa)—

 

(a)    

for “subsection (7) of section 139AA” substitute “section 139(6B),

 

139A(5B) or 139AA(7)”, and

 

(b)    

for “that subsection” substitute “that provision”.

 

Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25)

 

17  (1)  

Section 125(6) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (sentencing

 

guidelines: duty of court) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph (ea)—

 

(a)    

for “section” substitute “sections 1(2B) and”, and

 

(b)    

for “offence of threatening with offensive weapon in public”

 

substitute “certain offences involving offensive weapons”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph (fa)—

 

(a)    

for “section” substitute “sections 139(6B), 139A(5B) and”, and

 

(b)    

for “offence of threatening with” substitute “certain offences

 

involving”.”

Before Schedule 5

Insert the following new Schedule—

“Mutual recognition of driving disqualification in UK and Republic of

Ireland

Further provision

Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (c. 32)

1          

Chapter 1 of Part 3 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

(EU Convention on driving disqualifications) is amended as follows.

2    (1)  

Section 54 (road traffic offences in UK: application of section 55) is

amended as follows.


 
 

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      (2)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), after “Schedule 3” insert “or Part 1 of Schedule

 

3A”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “that Schedule” substitute “Schedule 3 or

 

Part 2 of Schedule 3A”.

 

      (3)  

For subsection (3) substitute—

 

“(3)    

The minimum period is—

 

(a)    

for an offence mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3 in

 

relation to which the Secretary of State has by regulations

 

specified a period of less than six months, that period;

 

(b)    

for an offence mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3A in

 

relation to which the Department has by regulations

 

specified a period of less than six months, that period;

 

(c)    

for any other offence, a period of six months.”

 

      (4)  

After that subsection insert—

 

“(3A)    

When determining whether the period of disqualification in

 

respect of an offence mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3 is not less

 

than the minimum period, an extension period imposed under

 

any of the following is to be disregarded—

 

(a)    

section 35A or 35C of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988;

 

(b)    

section 248D of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act

 

1995;

 

(c)    

section 147A of the Powers of Criminal Courts

 

(Sentencing) Act 2000.

 

(3B)    

When determining whether the period of disqualification in

 

respect of an offence mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3A is not

 

less than the minimum period, an extension period imposed

 

under any of the following is to be disregarded—

 

(a)    

Article 8A of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland)

 

Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/704 (N.I. 6));

 

(b)    

Article 40A of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern

 

Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/1320 (N.I. 10));

 

(c)    

Article 91A of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland)

 

Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1216 (N.I. 1)).”

 

      (5)  

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(6)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations amend Schedule 3.

 

(7)    

The Department may by regulations amend Schedule 3A.”

 

3    (1)  

Section 55 (duty to give notice to foreign authorities of driving

 

disqualification of a non-UK resident) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

For the heading substitute “Duty to give notice to Republic of Ireland of

 

UK driving disqualification”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (1), for “the State in which the offender is normally

 

resident” substitute “the Republic of Ireland”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (2)(f), for “the convention on driving disqualifications”

 

substitute “the specified agreement on driving disqualifications”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (9)—


 
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