"Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 (c. 9)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:00 am on 14th October 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Conservative 1:00 am, 14th October 2003

moved Amendment No. 230ZA:

After Clause 283, insert the following new clause—

"DUTY OF PROBATION OFFICERS TO CONSULT WITH MAGISTRATES

It shall be the duty of the chief officer of each probation area—

(a) to establish consultation arrangements with local magistrates' courts committees and local communities,

(b) to assist the probation service in the performance of its duties of reducing offending, and

(c) to supervise offenders in the community."