Public participation in proceedings conducted by video or audio

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

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Amendment proposed: 32, in clause 34, page 33, line 22, at end insert—

‘(1A) Within two years of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall commission an independent evaluation of matters under section 34 and shall lay the report of the evaluation before each House of Parliament.”—

This amendment ensures the Secretary of State will undertake a review within two years of the Bill’s provisions relating to public participation in proceedings conducted by video and audio

The Committee divided:

Ayes 3, Noes 6.

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 34 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

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