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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 28th March 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee D

 

Police and Justice Bill


 

[seventh and eighth sittings]


 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  143

 

Clause  21,  page  22,  line  14,  leave out ‘and Custody’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Withdrawn  144

 

Clause  21,  page  22,  line  15,  at end insert­­—

 

‘(3)    

The Chief Inspector shall maintain complete independence from the Government

 

and shall not be directed by Ministers except where specifically directed under

 

the provisions of this Act.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 22 Agreed to.

 


 

Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  86

 

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  15,  leave out ‘holding centre’ and insert ‘holding facility’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  87

 

Clause  24,  page  25,  line  22,  leave out ‘additional functions’ and insert ‘functions,

 

other than inspection functions,’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Police and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 25 to 28 Agreed to.

 


 

Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  88

 

Schedule  8,  page  87,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

Sub-paragraph (4) does not apply in relation to employment as a member of

 

staff of the Chief Inspector of a person falling within section 11(1)(bza) of the

 

Police Pensions Act 1976 (c. 35) (members of staff of the Chief Inspector who

 

are eligible for police pensions).’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  145

 

Clause  29,  page  28,  leave out line 6.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  146

 

Clause  29,  page  28,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Subsection (1)(a) shall only apply—

 

(a)    

after a period of at least five years from the commencement of this Act;

 

(b)    

if an independent review commissioned by the Secretary of State

 

concludes that it would be desirable for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of

 

Prisons to be replaced by the Chief Inspector; and

 

(c)    

subject to an order to be laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each

 

House of Parliament.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 30 Agreed to.

 


 

Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  89

 

Schedule  9,  page  93,  line  24,  leave out paragraph 5 and insert—

 

‘5         

At the time appointed for the purpose by a property transfer scheme—

 

(a)    

property, rights and liabilities for whose transfer the scheme provides,

 

(b)    

rights for whose creation the scheme provides, and

 

(c)    

liabilities for whose imposition the scheme provides,

 

            

are, by virtue of this paragraph, transferred or (as the case may be) created or

 

imposed in accordance with the scheme.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Police and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Clause 31 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 10 Agreed to.

 

Clause 32 Agreed to.

 


 

new clauses relating to part 4

 

Establishment of joint secretariat and planning unit for criminal justice system

 

inspectorates

 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  nc4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

There shall be a body to be known as the Joint Secretariat and Planning Unit for

 

Criminal Justice System Inspectorates (in this Part to be known as “the Joint

 

Secretariat”).

 

(2)    

The Joint Secretariat will co-ordinate—

 

(a)    

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary,

 

(b)    

Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate,

 

(c)    

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court Administration,

 

(d)    

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons,

 

(e)    

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, and

 

(f)    

The immigration enforcement system.’.

 


 

Appointment of chief executive

 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  nc5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The chief executive of the Joint Secretariat shall be appointed by a panel

 

comprising the chief inspectors from: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of

 

Constabulary; Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate; Her

 

Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court Administration; Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of

 

Prisons; Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (“the Criminal Justice Chief

 

Inspectors”).’.

 



 
 

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204

 

Police and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

General duty of the secretariat and planning unit

 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  nc6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Joint Secretariat shall work with the Criminal Justice Chief Inspectors to

 

provide—

 

(a)    

the promotion and support for area inspections and joint thematic

 

inspections,

 

(b)    

links to inspectorates of other services, such as Her Majesty’s Chief

 

Inspector of Schools in England; the Adult Learning Inspectorate, the

 

Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection, the Commission for

 

Social Care Inspection and the Audit Commission,

 

(c)    

administrative support for the Criminal Justice Chief Inspectors, and

 

(d)    

capacity for joint planning of reports between the Criminal Justice Chief

 

Inspectors.’.

 


 

Regulations for establishment of Joint Secretariat and Planning Unit

 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  nc7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulation make provision for the establishment of

 

the Joint Secretariat and in particular for—

 

(a)    

salaries,

 

(b)    

allowances,

 

(c)    

sums for the provision of pensions,

 

(d)    

staff, and

 

(e)    

general expenses.

 

(2)    

Regulations under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the regulation

 

has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Clause 33 Agreed to.

 

Clause 34 Agreed to.

 

Hazel Blears

 

Agreed to  148

 

Clause  35,  page  30,  line  17,  leave out lines 17 to 20 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

intending it to be used to commit, or to assist in the commission of, an

 

offence under section 1 or 3; or

 

(b)    

believing that it is likely to be so used.’.


 
 

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205

 

Police and Justice Bill, continued

 
 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  60

 

Clause  35,  page  30,  line  18,  leave out ‘or’ and insert ‘and’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 36 and 37 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 11 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 38 and 39 Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Herbert

 

Negatived on division  150

 

Schedule  12,  page  110,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘“(j)    

forum”.’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  151

 

Schedule  12,  page  110,  line  13,  leave out ‘19A’ and insert ‘19B’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  152

 

Schedule  12,  page  110,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘19B  

Forum

 

If the conduct disclosed by the request was committed partly in the United

 

Kingdom, the judge shall not order the extradition of the person unless it appears,

 

in the light of all the circumstances, that it would be in the interests of justice that

 

the person should be tried in the category 1 territory.’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  155

 

Schedule  12,  page  115,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘Bars to extradition

 

6A         

Section 79 (bars to extradition) is amended as follows—

 

(a)    

after subsection (1)(d) there is inserted—

 

“(e)    

forum”; and

 

(b)    

in subsection (2) leave out “83” and insert “83A”.’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Not called  156

 

Schedule  12,  page  115,  line  18,  at end insert

 

‘Forum

 

6B         

After section 83 there is inserted—


 
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