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Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill

This is the text of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill, as passed by the House of Commons and introduced in the House of Lords on 14th June 2000.

 
EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately as HL Bill 83- EN.


EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Bassam of Brighton has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.


 
  
Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
THE NEW SERVICES
CHAPTER I
NATIONAL PROBATION SERVICE FOR ENGLAND AND WALES
Introduction
Clause 
1.Purposes of the Chapter.
2.Aims of the Service.

Functions
3.Functions of the Secretary of State.
4.Local boards.
5.Functions of local boards.
6.The inspectorate.
7.Functions of inspectorate.

Miscellaneous
8.Support services.
9.Approved bail hostels, etc.
10.Default powers.

CHAPTER II
CHILDREN AND FAMILY COURT ADVISORY AND SUPPORT SERVICE
11.Establishment of the Service.
12.Principal functions of the Service.
13.Other powers of the Service.
14.Provision of staff or services to other organisations.
15.Right to conduct litigation and right of audience.
16.Cross-examination of officers of the Service.
17.Inspection.

CHAPTER III
GENERAL
Property and staff
18.Definitions.
19.Property.
20.Transfer of staff.
21.Effect of transfer of eligible employees.
22.Effect of transfer of chief probation officers.
23.Transfer of staff in consequence of arrangements under Part I.

Interpretation
24.Interpretation of Part I.

PART II
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
Disqualification orders
25.Meaning of "offence against a child".
26.Equivalent armed forces offences.
27.Disqualification from working with children: adults.
28.Disqualification from working with children: juveniles.
29.Sections 27 and 28: supplemental.
30.Appeals.
31.Review of disqualification.
32.Conditions for application under section 31.

Effect of disqualification orders
33.Persons disqualified from working with children: offences.
34.Meaning of "regulated position".
35.Disqualification in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
36.Rehabilitation of offenders.

General
37.Interpretation of Part II.

PART III
DEALING WITH OFFENDERS
CHAPTER I
COMMUNITY SENTENCES
Re-naming certain community orders
38.Probation orders renamed community rehabilitation orders.
39.Community service orders renamed community punishment orders.
40.Combination orders renamed community punishment and rehabilitation orders.

New community orders
41.Exclusion orders.
42.Drug abstinence orders.

Miscellaneous
43.Pre-sentence drug testing.
44.Community sentences: drug abstinence requirements.
45.Community sentences: curfew requirements.
46.Community sentences: exclusion requirements.
47.Community sentences: electronic monitoring of requirements.
48.Breach of community orders: warning and punishment.
49.Breach of community orders: failure to answer summons.
50.Regulation of community orders.

CHAPTER II
MISCELLANEOUS
Young offenders: reprimands and warnings
51.Reprimands and warnings.

Police powers: drugs
52.Testing persons in police detention.

Bail
53.Right to bail: relevance of drug misuse.

Detention
54.Remand centres.
55.Life sentences: tariffs.
56.Abolition of sentences of detention in a young offender institution, custody for life, etc.

Release of prisoners on licence etc.
57.Release on licence etc: conditions as to monitoring.
58.Supervision of young offenders after release.
59.Release on licence etc: drug testing requirements.
60.Short-term prisoners: release subject to curfew conditions.

CHAPTER III
SUPPLEMENTARY
61.Interpretation, etc.

PART IV
GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY
CHAPTER I
GENERAL
62.Access to driver licensing records.
63.Failure to secure regular attendance at school: increase in penalty.
64.Parenting orders: responsible officer.
65.Amendments.
66.Repeals.

CHAPTER II
SUPPLEMENTARY
67.Subordinate legislation.
68.Supplementary and consequential provision, etc.
69.General interpretation.
70.Expenses.
71.Commencement.
72.Extent.
73.Short title.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Local Boards.
    Schedule 2-Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
    Schedule 3-Transfer of property.
    Schedule 4-Meaning of "offence against a child".
    Schedule 5-Trigger offences.
    Schedule 6-Minor and consequential amendments.
    Part I-New names.
    Part II-General.
    Schedule 7-Repeals.
 


 
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