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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 20 November 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] Committee 1 and 3-4

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords]

 

Jeremy Wright

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

 

Jeremy Wright

 

7

 

Page  1,  line  2,  leave out Clause 1.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

8

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  26,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters in subsection (2A),’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

9

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Those matters are—

 

(a)    

that the misuse by the offender of a specified class A drug or a specified

 

class B drug caused or contributed to an offence of which the offender

 

has been convicted or is likely to cause or contribute to the commission

 

of further offences by the offender, and

 

(b)    

that the offender is dependent on, or has a propensity to misuse, a

 

specified class A drug or a specified class B drug.’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

10

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  41,  leave out ‘264A’ and insert ‘264B’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 20 November 2013                  

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jeremy Wright

 

11

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  13,  leave out ‘After that section’ and insert ‘Before section

 

265 (and the italic heading before it)’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

12

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  14,  leave out ‘264A’ and insert ‘264B’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

13

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 249(3) (duration of licence)—

 

(a)    

for “sections” substitute “section”, and

 

(b)    

for “and 264(3)” substitute “and sections 264(3C)(a) and 264B”.

 

( )    

In section 250 (licence conditions), omit subsection (7).’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

14

 

Schedule  3,  page  29,  line  20,  leave out ‘264A(1)’ and insert ‘264B(1)’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

15

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

in subsection (4), for “that period” substitute “the automatic release

 

period”,’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

16

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  14,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

In section 64 (release on licence: drug testing requirements)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1)(a), omit “for a trigger offence, and”,

 

(b)    

in that subsection, at the end insert “, and

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters in

 

subsection (1A).”,

 

(c)    

after that subsection insert—

 

“(1A)    

Those matters are—

 

(a)    

that the misuse by the person of a specified class A drug

 

or a specified class B drug caused or contributed to an

 

offence of which the person has been convicted or is

 

likely to cause or contribute to the commission of further

 

offences by the person, and

 

(b)    

that the person is dependent on, or has a propensity to

 

misuse, a specified class A drug or a specified class B

 

drug.”,

 

(d)    

in subsection (2), after “conditions” insert “mentioned in subsection

 

(1)(b)”, and

 

(e)    

in subsection (3), after “specified Class A drug” insert “or specified Class

 

B drug”.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Jeremy Wright

 

17

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  21,  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Jeremy Wright

 

18

 

Clause  13,  page  11,  line  16,  leave out ‘imposed on the offender’s release’ and

 

insert ‘mentioned in subsection (1)(b)’.

 

Jeremy Wright

 

19

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  25,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

20

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out ‘officer of a provider of probation services’ and

 

insert ‘officer of a probation trust’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

21

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

A supervisor may apply to the court for the supervision period to be discharged

 

for good conduct provided that half of that supervision period has been

 

completed.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

22

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end add—

 

‘(8A)    

Offenders released under this section shall be supervised by staff working for the

 

National Probation Service or staff seconded from the National Probation Service

 

to other providers of probation services.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

23

 

Schedule  1,  page  20,  line  34,  at end add—

 

‘(k)    

literacy, numeracy and employment training.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

24

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the drug test must be administered by a professionally qualified

 

practitioner.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

25

 

Schedule  2,  page  26,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(8A)  

The court must be satisfied when discharging an order for good progress that

 

the offender has complied with all requirements and not been charged with any

 

subsequent offence.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

26

 

Schedule  2,  page  25,  line  37,  at end insert ‘and the Court may in cases it considers

 

necessary call the supervisor to give evidence at such hearing.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

27

 

Schedule  4,  page  30,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

When a matter is referred to an enforcement officer under paragraph 5(1)(b) or

 

6(1) the matter should be dealt with within 24 hours of the referral.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

28

 

Schedule  4,  page  30,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(3)  

The Secretary of State must ensure sufficient enforcement officers are

 

available to lay information before the courts.’.

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

29

 

Schedule  2,  page  24,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

a provider of probation services must ensure that any matter regarding

 

breach or an amendment to supervision after the end of sentence is

 

referred to an enforcement officer immediately following discovery of

 

an allegation of breach or any need to award the supervision order.’.

 

Requirement to pilot before tendering for probation services

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No national tendering for any probation service shall commence before any

 

proposed restructuring of such services has been the subject of a pilot scheme

 

which is subsequently independently monitored and the results of such

 

monitoring laid before both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Requirement to pilot before restructuring probation services

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Any proposed restructuring of the Probation Service must first be the subject of

 

an independently evaluated pilot scheme and the proposals should be laid before

 

Parliament and be approved by resolution of both Houses.’.

 

Annual reporting of reconviction rates

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

‘The Secretary of State must publish an annual report which must include details

 

of the impact of new measures on the reconviction rates of offenders supervised

 

by providers of probation services and as a consequence of participating in any

 

programme or intervention.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

30

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  after (8) insert ‘Subject to subsection (8A)’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

31

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

 

(a)    

where the offender turns 18 on or before the last day of the requisite

 

custodial period but is under the age of 21, the supervisor may be a

 

member of a youth offending team established by the local authority in

 

whose area the offender resides for the time being.

 

(b)    

the decision as to when to transfer responsibility for an offender from a

 

member of a youth offending team to an officer of another provider of

 

probation services must be taken by the relevant youth offending team,

 

in consultation with the future provider of probation services.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

32

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

The Secretary of State must make an annual report to Parliament on the number

 

of breaches of a supervision requirement recorded in the preceding year, the

 

reasons recorded for an offender’s failure to comply in each case, and the

 

outcome in each case including details of any order imposed on the offender by a

 

magistrates’ court.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

33

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

Where the supervisor is an officer of a non-public sector provider of probation

 

services the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

designate the provider as a “public authority”, as defined in section 3 of

 

the Freedom of Information Act 2000;

 

(b)    

limit contractual arrangements with the provider for the provision of

 

probation services to a maximum length of five years;

 

(c)    

prescribe key performance standards that the provider is required to meet

 

in regulations to be laid before, and approved by resolution of, both

 

Houses of Parliament;

 

(d)    

have the power to terminate the contractual arrangements at any time if

 

the provider fails to meet the key perfomance standards;


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(e)    

agree with the provider a percentage of the contract fee that must be

 

returned to the Exchequer on the occasion that the provider fails to meet

 

the key performance standards.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

34

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

Supervisors may not be officers of any provider of probation services that is under

 

investigation by a UK police force, the Serious Fraud Office or any other UK law

 

enforcement agency.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

35

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

This section may not come into force until such a time as the Secretary of State

 

has piloted the provisions in one or more probation trust areas, and has laid before

 

Parliament an independent evaluation of the pilot.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

36

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Section 3 comes into force in accordance with section 3(5).’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

37

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  29,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

This section may not come into force until such a time as the Secretary of State

 

has piloted the provisions in one or more probation trust areas, and has laid before

 

Parliament an independent evaluation of the pilot.’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

38

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Section 14 comes into force in accordance with section 14(3).’.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

39

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

An order under subsection (4) shall be made by statutory instrument.

 

(4B)    

A statutory instrument introduced under subsection (4A) shall be subject to

 

approval by both Houses of Parliament.’.


 
 

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Offender Rehabilitation Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mental health treatment requirements

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must annually publish the number of mental health

 

treatment requirements, as defined in section 208 of the Criminal Justice Act

 

2003, imposed as part of a community order or suspended sentence order by each

 

court in England and Wales.’.

 

Provision of probation services

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Karl Turner

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In any scheme for the supervision of offenders under sections 3 to 7, probation

 

trusts and local authorities shall be permitted to tender for contracts.’.

 

Access to Victims’ Liason Services for victims of domestic violence or stalking

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 57 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 there is

 

inserted—

 

“57A      

Any victim of domestic violence or stalking or both shall have access

 

to Victims’ Liaison Services, including a women’s safety officer.”.’.

 


 
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