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Clause 19 - Amendments of Armed Forces Act 2006

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 3rd December 2013.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Justice)

I do not want to delay the Committee. Clause 19 refers to the armed forces. Does the Minister have any thoughts on veterans’ courts, which were debated at length in the other place? Just to make the Minister aware, we intend to debate the issue on Report. If he wishes, he may take this opportunity to comment on veterans’ courts at this time.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I do not think there is a great deal for me to add. As the hon. Lady knows, we are considering whether there is a place for the sort of work that goes on in the United States, to which she has made reference before. I do not think it directly relates to the content of the Bill, but as she knows, we are considering whether there are lessons to be learned from what goes on in the United States and other places in this context.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 19 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 6 agreed to.

Clauses 20 and 21 ordered to stand part of the Bill.