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Prisons and Courts Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 6:00 pm, 18th April 2017

I beg to move amendment 52, in schedule 5, page 96, line 14, leave out “accused” and insert “offender”.

The amendment makes the terminology of this provision consistent with other provision in Part 1 of Schedule 5.

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 53, 54 and 55.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I proposed to deal with clause 33 and schedule 5 together as the clause simply gives effect to that schedule, but we have already dealt with the clause. Schedule 5 expands the courts’ powers under part 3A of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to make better use of live audio and video links in preliminary sentencing and enforcement hearings.

Amendment 52 agreed to.

Amendments made: 53, in schedule 5 page 96, line 16, leave out “accused” and insert “offender”.

The amendment makes the terminology of this provision consistent with other provision in Part 1 of Schedule 5.

Amendment 54, in schedule 5, page 97, line 32, leave out “deals with” and insert “is minded to deal with a person for”. —(Sir Oliver Heald.)

The amendment makes the terminology of this provision consistent with other provision in Part 1 of Schedule 5.

Schedule 5, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 34