Amendment 137

Part of Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Hamwee Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat 5:45, 26 February 2024

My Lords, I will speak with the leave of the Committee and with many apologies; I was delayed in a committee. Amendment 143A is a probing amendment to seek to understand whether the Secretary of State will issue guidance on these matters, and if so, what that guidance will include. The Prison Reform Trust is particularly concerned about this, being aware that an overturned release decision would be likely to undermine public confidence in the parole system and so on. I am sure that the Minister will want all the actors in the sector to understand how these arrangements are intended to work and how they can be scrutinised.