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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 10th May 2007

 

Proceedings

 

on Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill


 

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill


 

Lords Amendments 1 and 2 Agreed to.

 

Lords Amendment No. 3

 

Mr Secretary Hain                                                                                            

Agreed to

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

Lords Amendment accordingly Disagreed to.

 

Mr Secretary Hain

 

To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment No. 3:—

 

Agreed to  (a)

 

Page  25,  line  39,  at end insert the following new Clause:—

 

         

‘Accredited community-based restorative justice schemes

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall maintain a register of schemes that appear to him—

 

(a)    

to be community-based restorative justice schemes, and

 

(b)    

to meet requirements determined and published by him.

 

(2)    

The requirements shall include a requirement about cooperation with the Chief

 

Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State shall add a scheme to the register if—

 

(a)    

a person applies for the scheme to be added, and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State thinks that the scheme is a community-based

 

restorative justice scheme which meets the requirements.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may remove a scheme from the register if, having

 

considered any report about the scheme made by the Chief Inspector, he thinks

 

that—

 

(a)    

it is not a community-based restorative justice scheme, or

 

(b)    

it does not meet the requirements.


 
 

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Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill, continued

 
 

(5)    

The Chief Inspector may inspect a scheme which is registered or which is the

 

subject of an application for registration; and—

 

(a)    

he shall from time to time make a report to the Secretary of State on

 

inspections carried out by him by virtue of this section, and

 

(b)    

section 49(2) to (4) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26)

 

(laying of Chief Inspector’s reports before Parliament etc) shall apply in

 

relation to the report.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for inspection of the register by

 

the public.’.

 

Lords Amendments 4 to 8 Agreed to.

 

 


 
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