Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee on 11th March 2014.

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[Mr David Crausbyin the Chair]

Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East 8:55 am, 11th March 2014

Before we begin our proceedings, I have to make a few preliminary announcements.

First, please could electronic devices be switched to silent? Tea and coffee are not allowed during sittings. The notice period for amendments is three working days. Starred amendments—those that have been tabled with inadequate notice—will not normally be called.

Today, the Committee will first be asked to consider the programme motion on the amendment paper; debate on this is limited to half an hour. We will then consider a motion to report written evidence and one to permit the Committee to deliberate in private in advance of oral evidence sessions; I hope that we can take these motions formally. Assuming that the second of the motions is agreed to, the Committee will sit in private. Afterward, the witnesses and members of the public will be invited into the room, and our oral evidence session will begin.

I call the Minister to move the programme motion standing in his name.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 11 March) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11 March;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 March;

(c) at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 18 March;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 20 March;

(e) at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 25 March;

(f) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 27 March;

(g) at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 1 April;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 9.30 a.m.

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 10.30 a.m.

Magistrates’ Association; Howard League for Penal Reform; Criminal Justice Alliance

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 11.25 a.m.

Civitas; Standing Committee for Youth Justice; Education Links; John D’Abbro, New Rush Hall School

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 2.30 pm..

Public and Commercial Services Union; Trades Union Congress

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 3.15 p.m.

Prison Reform Trust; Prisoners’ Education Trust

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 3.45 p.m.

Victims’ Services Alliance

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 4.30 p.m.

Survivors Trust; Shelter

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 5 p.m.

Law Commission

Tuesday 11 March

Until no later than 6 p.m.

Law Society; Bar Council

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 12.30 p.m.

Liberty; JUSTICE; Public Law Project

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 1 p.m.

British Board of Film Classification

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 2.30 p.m.

Criminal Bar Association; Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 3 p.m.

Professor Cheryl Thomas, University College London

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 4 p.m.

Nick Armstrong, Matrix Chambers; Nicola Mackintosh, Mackintosh Law; Adam Wagner, One Crown Office Row; Michael Fordham QC, Blackstone Chambers

Thursday 13 March

Until no later than 4.45 p.m.

Angus Walker, Bircham Dyson Bell; Taylor Wimpey; Campaign to Protect Rural England

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 5; Schedule 1; Clause 6; Schedule 2; Clauses 7 to 17; Schedule 3; Clause 18; Schedule 4; Clauses 19 to 28; Schedule 5; Clause 29; Schedule 6; Clauses 30 to 46; Schedule 7; Clause 47; Schedule 8; Clauses 48 to 57; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 58 to 63; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 1 April.— (Mr Vara.)

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mr Vara.)

Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

Copes of written evidence that the Committee receives will be made available in the Committee room.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mr Evennett.)

The Committee deliberated in private.