Police Bail Curfew Conditions

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

My hon. Friend raises a very important point, informed by a tragic case in his own constituency. He is right that, as it stands, the legislation does not allow for tagging of people who are simply on police bail—that is to say, before their first appearance in court. There are some considerations to do with whether tagging constitutes a form of punishment and whether that is appropriate prior to a court hearing. However, my hon. Friend raises a reasonable point informed by a constituency case, and I am happy to take it away and look at it with him.