New Clause 4 — Piloting of probation reform

Offender Rehabilitation Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 14th January 2014.

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‘The Secretary of State may not undertake a national restructure of the provision of probation services until the proposals have first been subject to an independently evaluated pilot scheme, and the results of that evaluation laid before both Houses of Parliament.’.—(Jenny Chapman.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 244, Noes 315.

Division number 177

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Proceedings interrupted (Programme Order, 11 November 2013).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).