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Offender Management Bill


 

Offender Management Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as HL Bill 47—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Baroness Scotland of Asthal has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a)

of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Offender Management Bill are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

New arrangements for the provision of probation services

Probation purposes

1   

Meaning of “the probation purposes”

Functions of the Secretary of State

2   

Responsibility for ensuring the provision of probation services

3   

Power to make arrangements for the provision of probation services

4   

Restriction on certain arrangements under section 3(2)

5   

Power to establish probation trusts

6   

Power to make grants for probation purposes etc

Miscellaneous

7   

Officers of providers of probation services

8   

Abolition of local probation boards and transfers of property etc and staff

9   

The inspectorate

10   

Approved premises

11   

Disclosure for offender management purposes

12   

Power to repeal section 4

Part 2

Prisons

Contracted out prisons and secure training centres

13   

Power of search in contracted out prisons and secure training centres

14   

Power of detention in contracted out prisons and secure training centres

15   

Powers of authorised persons to perform custodial duties and search

prisoners

16   

Powers of director of a contracted out prison

17   

Amendment of section 87 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991

 

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Offences relating to prison security

18   

Assisting a prisoner to escape

19   

Conveyance of prohibited articles into or out of prison

20   

Other offences relating to prison security

21   

Offences under sections 19 and 20: extension of Crown immunity

Other amendments of the Prison Act 1952

22   

Removal of requirement to appoint a medical officer etc

23   

Amendment of section 8A of the Prison Act 1952

Part 3

Other provisions about the management of offenders

Polygraph conditions for certain offenders released on licence

24   

Application of polygraph condition

25   

Effect of polygraph condition

26   

Use in criminal proceedings of evidence from polygraph sessions

Accreditation of programmes

27   

Accreditation of programmes for purposes of programme requirements

Young Offenders

28   

Functions of Youth Justice Board

29   

Detention and training orders: early release

30   

Accommodation in which period of detention and training to be served

31   

Conversion of sentence of detention to sentence of imprisonment

32   

Escort arrangements

Part 4

Supplemental

33   

Orders and regulations

34   

Financial provisions

35   

Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc

36   

Minor and consequential amendments, transitionals, and repeals

37   

Extent

38   

Commencement

39   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Probation trusts: further provisions

Schedule 2   —   

Transfers of property etc and staff in connection with

probation services arrangements

Schedule 3   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Part 1   —   

DTOs: accommodation

 
 

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Part 2   —   

Escort arrangements

Schedule 4   —   

Transitional and transitory provisions and savings

Part 1   —   

Provisions relating to Part 1

Part 2   —   

Provisions relating to Part 2

Part 3   —   

Provisions relating to Part 3

Schedule 5   —   

Repeals

Part 1   —   

Probation services

Part 2   —   

Prisons etc

Part 3   —   

Miscellaneous

 
 

 
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