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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 29 March 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Prisons and Courts Bill


 

[Third and Fourth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  9

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out “aim” and insert “adopt procedures and

 

practices designed”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Negatived on division  10

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  after “safe” insert “, decent, fair”


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert “for prisoners and prison staff”

 

Conor McGinn

 

Withdrawn after debate  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

maintain an environment where it is safe for prisoners to practise their

 

faith.”

 

Michael Tomlinson

 

Kate Green

 

Withdrawn after debate  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

ensure family and other supportive relationships are maintained and

 

developed.”

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Withdrawn after debate  4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

provide for the wellbeing and healthcare of offenders, including

 

treatment for drug and alcohol misuse and assuring access to continued

 

relevant support upon release.

 

(f)    

liaise with the Probation and other relevant services to ensure

 

coordinated rehabilitation of offenders.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Kate Green

 

Negatived on division  12

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(da)    

maintain and promote physical and mental health of prisoners.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  13

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“1A    

Cooperation with agencies

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State has a duty to co-operate with other agencies and bodies

 

whose functions are relevant to the purpose outlined in section (A1).


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection (1), agencies and bodies must include—

 

(a)    

local authorities,

 

(b)    

the National Probation Service,

 

(c)    

Community Rehabilitation Companies, and

 

(d)    

any agency which provides to offenders the following—

 

(i)    

housing,

 

(ii)    

education,

 

(iii)    

employment,

 

(iv)    

health care,

 

(v)    

treatment for addiction,

 

(vi)    

mentoring for offenders, or

 

(vii)    

support to families of offenders.”

 

Conor McGinn

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

The Secretary of State must ensure a prison chaplain is present in every

 

establishment.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  14

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Secretary of State must by regulation set minimum standards required to

 

achieve the purpose as detailed in section (A1).

 

( )    

Minimum standards in subsection (3) set under these regulations must in

 

particular include, but shall not be restricted to, the following—

 

(a)    

overcrowding of prison cells,

 

(b)    

prison staff to prisoner ratio,

 

(c)    

access to appropriate and education,

 

(d)    

access to health care,

 

(e)    

access to time in open air,

 

(f)    

weekly time spent in locations other than cells, and

 

(g)    

Equality Act 2010 requirements.”

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Withdrawn after debate  5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert “and

 

(b)    

steps taken in relation to meeting health targets specified by the Secretary

 

of State on—

 

(i)    

blood borne viruses, and

 

(ii)    

substance abuse,

 

    

including the provision of testing and treatment for hepatitis C.”


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Withdrawn after debate  6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out “a” and insert “an independent”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Negatived on division  15

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Before Her Majesty makes an appointment under this section, the Chair of the

 

Justice Committee of the House of Commons shall recommend for Her Majesty’s

 

consideration an appropriate person who in its view could satisfactorily carry out

 

the functions of the Chief Inspector by moving a name on the floor of the House.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  16

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  30,  leave out “The provisions in this Act about” and insert

 

“The operation of”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out “are in accordance” and insert “must comply”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  18

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

In preparing a section 5A(2) report, the Chief Inspector must also consider the

 

effectiveness of practices and procedures in the prison in relation to the protection

 

of the rights of prisoners.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  22,  leave out “90 days” and insert “60 days”


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The response must set out the actions that the Secretary of State has taken, or

 

proposes to take, in response to the concerns described in the report.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  2,  leave out “28 days” and insert “14 days”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  22

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  12,  after “prison” insert “at any time”

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Chief Inspector may require any person to provide information on—

 

(a)    

the adequacy of staffing levels,

 

(b)    

the nature of education and literacy programmes, and

 

(c)    

the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes and re-conviction rates.”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  23

 

Clause  2,  page  7,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

Before this section comes into force the Secretary of State must prepare and

 

publish a report describing progress made towards the implementation of

 

recommendations of the Chair of the Parole Board concerning the treatment of

 

prisoners serving sentences of imprisonment for public protection and detention

 

for public protection and must lay a copy of the report before Parliament.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 3 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Richard Arkless

 

Withdrawn after debate  30

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

Investigating cases where a person is detained in immigration detention facilities

 

for longer than 28 days.”

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

Hywel Williams

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Not called  8

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(f)    

investigating—

 

(i)    

attempted suicides,

 

(ii)    

the number and nature of assaults on staff or prisoners, and

 

(iii)    

the adequacy of staffing levels to prevent such behaviour;

 

(g)    

investigating the content and effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes

 

and liaison arrangements with the probation and other relevant agencies

 

to ensure that such rehabilitation continues after a prisoner’s release from

 

custody.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  24

 

Schedule  1,  page  68,  line  5,  at end insert “, with the consent of the Justice

 

Committee of the House of Commons.”

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 5 to 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Withdrawn after debate  25

 

Clause  8,  page  10,  line  36,  after “recommendations” insert “within 60 days”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 29 March 2017          

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  26

 

Clause  8,  page  10,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the response must set out the actions that the Secretary of State has taken,

 

or proposes to take, in response to the recommendations described in the

 

report.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 9 Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  16,  after “recommendations” insert “within 60 days”

 

Richard Burgon

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Not called  28

 

Clause  10,  page  12,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The response in subsection (5) must set out the actions that the Secretary of State

 

has taken, or proposes to take, in response to the recommendations described in

 

the report.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Richard Arkless

 

Not called  31

 

Clause  11,  page  12,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State must request the Ombudsman carry out an investigation

 

relating to detention of any person for over 28 days in immigration detention

 

facilities including, but not restricted to, the effect on the individuals detained.”

 

Clauses 11 to 20 Agreed to.

 



 
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