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FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF THE BILLPart I
193. Referrals to youth offender panels will save the Probation Service around £5.1 million, but will impose costs of around £0.5 million because of loss of revenue from fines.
194. Clause 6 will result in some increased recruitment and training costs, which will be met by the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement for pilot youth justice schemes in 2000/2001 and 2001/2002.
195. Part I of the Bill is intended to reduce offending by young people and thereby reduce the costs of the youth justice system in the longer term.
196. The majority of the measures in Part II of the Bill are cost neutral in terms of public expenditure, but the following proposals are expected to lead to increased costs for the courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and the legal aid fund:
197. The total cost of special measures in Part II of the Bill is estimated at £6.3 million per annum. This will be contained within the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement.
198. It is possible that there will be an increase in the number of cases which come to trial as a result of the measures in Part II of the Bill, which would lead to increased costs to the criminal justice system. But it is difficult to estimate the extent of such an increase at this stage.
199. A training strategy for Part II of the Bill is being developed, and will impose additional costs.
EFFECTS OF THE BILL ON PUBLIC SERVICE MANPOWER200. Part I of the Bill will have no public service manpower implications. Part II may require the Crown Prosecution Service to recruit additional Crown Prosecutors.
SUMMARY OF THE REGULATORY APPRAISAL
201. All costs of this Bill will fall within the public sector.
202. Apart from Clauses 61 and 63 (which will come into force on Royal Assent) the Bill will come into force in accordance with commencement orders made by the Secretary of State under clause 63(2).
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS203. Section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 requires the Minister in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament to make a statement about the compatibility of the provisions of the Bill with the Convention rights (as defined by section 1 of that Act). The statement has to be made before second reading. On 3rd December 1998 Lord Williams of Mostyn, Minister of State in the Home Office, made the following statement:
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