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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 18 April 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Prisons and Courts Bill


 

[Fifth Sitting]


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  92

 

Clause  23,  page  20,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

provision ensuring that persons charged with offences have available to

 

them information on the suitability of the written information procedure,

 

taking into account their particular circumstances.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  93

 

Clause  23,  page  21,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Where a person is unrepresented the written information procedure will only

 

apply if the person is charged with a summary, non-imprisonable offence.”


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  91

 

Clause  23,  page  21,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Criminal Procedure Rules must include provision for a person charged with an

 

offence, or a parent or guardian of that person, to be given in writing—

 

(a)    

notification of a defendant’s right to legal assistance;

 

(b)    

notification of plea procedures available, not limited to the written

 

information procedure;

 

(c)    

an explanation of the consequences of indicating their plea in writing.

 

(4B)    

Information provided under subsection (4A) must be presented in an accessible

 

format using clear language.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  94

 

Clause  23,  page  22,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(11)    

Within two years of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation of the operation of the expanded written

 

procedure made under this section and shall lay the report of the evaluation before

 

each House of Parliament.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  95

 

Clause  23,  page  22,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(11)    

Persons under the age of 18, when charged with the relevant offence, are exempt

 

from this section.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 24 Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  98

 

Clause  25,  page  24,  line  7,  leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

 

“(d)    

explain that, if the person chooses not to give a written indication of plea

 

or fails to do so within 21 days of the date on which the document was

 

sent, the court must proceed under section 17A upon the expiry of the 21

 

day period;”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not selected  99

 

Page  25,  line  42,  leave out Clause 26

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 27 to 29 Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not selected  96

 

Page  32,  line  17,  leave out Clause 30

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

Agreed to  51

 

Schedule  3,  page  72,  line  49,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

If—

 

(a)    

the person gives a written indication of plea before attaining

 

the age of 18 years, and

 

(b)    

after the person attains that age, the court is considering

 

whether to deal with the person as an adult,

 

    

the court may only deal with the person in a way that it could have

 

dealt with the person if he or she had indicated that plea at a hearing

 

which took place before the person attained 18 years.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not selected  97

 

Page  71,  line  1,  leave out Schedule 3

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 31 Agreed to.

 

Clause 32 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  104

 

Schedule  4,  page  77,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(aaa)    

in the case of a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, a live

 

audio link or a live video link is in the individual’s best interests,”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  105

 

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  36,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  106

 

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  38,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  107

 

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  41,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  108

 

Schedule  4,  page  78,  line  43,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  109

 

Schedule  4,  page  79,  line  5,  leave out paragraph (10) and insert—

 

“(10)    

A court may not deal with bail, sentencing or any hearing where a remand

 

decision is to be made, other than for the purposes of giving evidence, through a

 

live audio link.”

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 33 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  110

 

Schedule  5,  page  87,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

in the case of a person who has not attained the age of 18 years, a live

 

audio link or a live video link is in the individual’s best interests,”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  111

 

Schedule  5,  page  89,  line  1,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  112

 

Schedule  5,  page  89,  line  3,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  113

 

Schedule  5,  page  89,  line  6,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  114

 

Schedule  5,  page  89,  line  8,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  115

 

Schedule  5,  page  91,  line  10,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  116

 

Schedule  5,  page  91,  line  13,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  117

 

Schedule  5,  page  93,  line  1,  leave out “not”


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  118

 

Schedule  5,  page  93,  line  3,  leave out “not”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  119

 

Schedule  5,  page  93,  line  6,  leave out “not”

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

Agreed to  52

 

Schedule  5,  page  96,  line  14,  leave out “accused” and insert “offender”

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

Agreed to  53

 

Schedule  5,  page  96,  line  16,  leave out “accused” and insert “offender”

 

Sir Oliver Heald

 

Agreed to  54

 

Schedule  5,  page  97,  line  32,  leave out “deals with” and insert “is minded to deal

 

with a person for”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  32

 

Clause  34,  page  33,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Within two years of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation of matters under section 34 and shall lay

 

the report of the evaluation before each House of Parliament.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 6 Agreed to.

 

Clause 35 Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  101

 

Clause  36,  page  35,  line  6,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

The person is convicted of the offence by virtue of—


 
 

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Prisons and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

accepting the automatic online conviction; and

 

(b)    

not revoking this acceptance during the period of 14 days following, but

 

not including the day of, acceptance.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  102

 

Clause  36,  page  35,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(ba)    

the accused has been made aware of their right to seek legal advice;

 

(bb)    

the consequences of a guilty plea have been clearly explained;

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Withdrawn after debate  100

 

Clause  36,  page  35,  line  18,  leave out “a summary offence that is not punishable

 

with imprisonment” and insert “a non-recordable offence, and where there is no

 

identifiable victim”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Not called  103

 

Clause  36,  page  35,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Prior to making any order under subsection (3)(a), the Secretary of State must

 

commission an independent evaluation of any changes to the offences for which

 

automatic online conviction may be offered and shall lay the report before each

 

House of Parliament.”

 

Nick Thomas-Symonds

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Richard Burgon

 

Negatived on division  33

 

Clause  36,  page  38,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

Within two years of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation of the implementation of the automatic

 

online conviction option made under subsection (1) and shall lay the report of the

 

evaluation before each House of Parliament.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 

 

Revised 18 April 2017