Memorandum by the Home
2000 (S.I. 2000/700)
1. The Commission has requested
a memorandum on the following point:
The Department, in their memorandum of 4 May
1999 on S.I. 1999/962, accepted that an early consolidation of
the principal Rules (S.I. 1999/1422) would be desirable,
and indicated that "the timing will depend upon that for
making further substantive amendments to the Rules. In particular
amendments are likely to be required to take account of the planned
introduction of detention and training orders pursuant to the
Crime and Disorder Act 1998". Has work on consolidation begun?
If not, when does the Department expect to commence this work?
2. The department remains of
the view that an early consolidation of the Young Offender Institution
rules would be desirable. If they are to remain in force for a
significant period. However, it has deferred a decision on this
pending the conclusion of its review of the future of the sentence
of detention in a Young Offender Institution for 18-20 year olds
following a public consultation exercise. It is hoped to announce
the conclusion of that review shortly, and the department will
review the merits of consolidation of the Young Offender Institution
rules at that point.
11th April 2000