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Thursday 10th May 2007




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



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



to be community-based restorative justice schemes, and



to meet requirements determined and published by him.



The requirements shall include a requirement about cooperation with the Chief


Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland.



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



a person applies for the scheme to be added, and



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


restorative justice scheme which meets the requirements.



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





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



it does not meet the requirements.


Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments: 10th May 2007 



Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill, continued



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


subject of an application for registration; and—



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



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.



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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