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New Clause 7 - Drug testing and appointments: offenders transferred within the British Islands

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 3rd December 2013.

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‘(1) Schedule 1 to the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 (transfer of prisoners within the British Islands) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 8 (restricted transfers from England and Wales to Scotland)—

(a) in sub-paragraphs (2)(aa) and (4)(aa), for “and 64” substitute “, 64 and 64A”, and

(b) at the end insert—

“(7) Sections 64 and 64A of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (release on licence etc: drug appointments), as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, have effect as if any reference to an officer of a provider of probation services were a reference to a relevant officer as defined by section 27(1) of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993.”.

(3) In paragraph 9 (restricted transfers from England and Wales to Northern Ireland)—

(a) in sub-paragraphs (2)(aa) and (4)(aa), for “and 64” substitute “, 64 and 64A”, and

(b) after sub-paragraph (5) insert—

“(5A) Sections 64 and 64A of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (release on licence etc: drug appointments), as applied by sub-paragraph (2) or (4) above, have effect as if any reference to an officer of a provider of probation services were a reference to a probation officer.”’.—(Jeremy Wright.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.