Terrorism sentence with fixed licence period: Scotland

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 2nd July 2020.

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

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Clause 23 operates in Scotland, and essentially ensures that there is always a fixed licence period of at least one year when someone is released, so that people are not released without any licence supervision afterwards. We have talked about the reasons: both to facilitate rehabilitation and to protect the public. The clause is given effect by the insertion of new section 205ZC into the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

The question is that clause 23 stand part of the Bill. As many as are of that opinion, say aye.

Hon. Members::

Aye.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To the contrary, no. I think the ayes have it, the ayes have it.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 23 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.