I beg to move amendment No. 143, in page 30, line 1, leave out paragraph (b) and insert—
‘(b) immediately before the commencement of this Part the person—
(i) is imprisoned or detained in pursuance of the sentence passed or order made in respect of the offence,
(ii) would be so imprisoned or detained but for being unlawfully at large, absent without leave, on temporary leave or leave of absence, or on bail pending an appeal, or
(iii) has been released on licence, having served the whole or part of a sentence of imprisonment in respect of the offence.’.
Amendment Nos. 143, 145, 146 and 157 mean that on commencement, notification requirements apply to offenders who would be imprisoned or detained for a trigger offence at that time but for exceptional circumstances—for example, they are on temporary leave of absence or on bail pending an appeal on the day of commencement. This would make the clause consistent with section 81(6) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003—which refers to retrospective application of notification requirements for sex offenders.
Amendments Nos. 143 and 146 make it clear that, on commencement, the notification requirements apply only to those released on licence if they are on licence for a terrorism offence for which they received a sentence of more than 12 months.
Amendment No. 144 is a minor amendment to clause 41 to remove the reference to a “finding” from subsection (2)(a).
These are—I would tell the Committee if they were otherwise—simply tidying-up and technical amendments as befits Government amendments at Committee stage, and I commend them wholeheartedly to the House.