Clause 12 - Drug testing

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 3rd December 2013.

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Amendments made: 16, in clause 12 page 10, line 14, leave out subsection (2) and insert—

‘(2) In section 64 (release on licence: drug testing requirements)—

(a) in subsection (1)(a), omit “for a trigger offence, and”,

(b) in that subsection, at the end insert “, and

(c) the Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters in subsection (1A).”,

(c) after that subsection insert—

“(1A) Those matters are—

(a) that the misuse by the person of a specified class A drug or a specified class B drug caused or contributed to an offence of which the person has been convicted or is likely to cause or contribute to the commission of further offences by the person, and

(b) that the person is dependent on, or has a propensity to misuse, a specified class A drug or a specified class B drug.”,

(d) in subsection (2), after “conditions” insert “mentioned in subsection (1)(b)”, and

(e) in subsection (3), after “specified Class A drug” insert “or specified Class B drug”.’

17, in clause 12, page 10, line 21, leave out subsections (4) and (5).—(Jeremy Wright.)

Clause 12, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.