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Public Bill Committee: Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Jun 2021)

Sir Jonathan Stephens: I would not use the word “imposed” because, at the end of the day, it was the decision of all the main parties in Northern Ireland to re-form the Executive. Yes, it was on the basis of the proposals put forward in New Decade, New Approach, but each party was free to take its own decision on that. From my point of view, when the document was published there was no...

Public Bill Committee: Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill: Examination of Witness (29 Jun 2021)

Howson-Smith: The intention was never that they would be able to make—yes, it depends how you define significant decisions, but the intention was always that there would be sufficient checks either within the Executive or by the Secretary of State that would mean that there was not the kind of significant decisions that would have broader implications for the cross-community nature of...

Public Bill Committee: Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill: Examination of Witnesses (29 Jun 2021)

Daniel Holder: If we look back at the intended purpose of the petition of concern, it was very much linked to a level of scrutiny of what would be objective rights and quality standards. Every time a petition of concern is tabled, unless there is a cross-community vote to the contrary, it was to be referred to a special committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Conformity with Equality...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 69 - Poaching of game (24 Jun 2021)

Robert Goodwill: The new clauses would strengthen the powers of the police and the courts to tackle the thorny and persistent problem of illegal hare coursing. Hare coursing is a form of poaching whereby offenders trespass on private land in pursuit of hares with dogs, but that is not simply about taking one for the pot. Rather, it involves high-stakes illegal gambling, as dogs are pitted against each other...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 45 - Offence of assaulting etc. retail worker (24 Jun 2021)

Chris Philp: I think the sentencing guidelines are important. Addressing coughing, spitting and causing fear of infectious disease transmission is important, as is the recognition that public sector workers and people providing a service to the public get in the sentencing guidelines. The shadow Minister says that they are not important; I think they are, because they are what the judge looks at, day in,...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 38 - Publication of data on child sexual offences, child sexual exploitation offences and modern slavery offences committed against children (24 Jun 2021)

Sarah Champion: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time. The new clause places a requirement on the Secretary of State to collect and publish annual data on child sex offences, child exploitation offences and modern slavery offences. Data collection is vital to ensure appropriate policy responses, and that is even more important when it comes to crime. Publishing transparent crime statistics is...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 26 - Duty to collect and publish data relating to number of offenders who receive a custodial sentence and are parents of children, or pregnant, at the time of their sentencing (22 Jun 2021)

Alex Cunningham: We certainly are. I quoted the figure earlier; some 95% of children end up leaving their home when their principal carer goes to prison, which bears out what my hon. Friend says. The 2017 Farmer review found that family ties are a factor in reducing reoffending, which has attendant benefits for all our communities. The Government’s own 2018 female offender strategy acknowledges that...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 21 - Minimum sentence for an offence under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (22 Jun 2021)

Alex Cunningham: It is impossible for anyone who has not been through it to imagine the trauma of being raped. That is why I will start with the anonymous voice of a rape victim who was attacked on 29 February last year. The attack happened after a night out in Marlborough. The victim awoke to find 20-year-old Killian Hutchinson assaulting her before raping her. She told police officers that she felt unable...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 19 - Implementation of the Law Commission review of hate crime (22 Jun 2021)

Victoria Atkins: No, no, no, on the very contrary. I do not want to get into very technical discussions about the ways in which hate crime legislation is drawn up, but the hon. Lady will know that there are reams of statute setting out various elements of hate crime and aggravating factors in sentencing. The proposed new subsection to which the hon. Lady refers in clause 54 relates to the definitions of...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 18 - Release of prisoners on Fridays or the day before Bank Holiday periods (22 Jun 2021)

Allan Dorans: I thank the Minister for giving way. Does he accept that a significant number of people are imprisoned hundreds of miles from their homes, and being released on a Friday would prevent them from getting the necessary services locally? Does he also accept that the prison governor, having known the prisoner’s history in prison, is best placed to decide whether releasing him a few days early...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 16 - Threshold for imposing discretionary custodial sentence (22 Jun 2021)

Chris Philp: Broadly speaking, the Government are keen to see alternatives to short custodial sentences. That is why we have been forward in promoting alternatives, such as community sentence treatment requirements to ensure that people get mental health, drug or alcohol addiction treatment as an alternative to short custodial sentences. As the Lord Chancellor has said, however—the shadow Minister also...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: New Clause 9 - Rental of high performance vehicles (22 Jun 2021)

Victoria Atkins: There are other concerns about the new clause, which come back to the proportionality argument. I fully accept, of course, for those communities that are affected by the sort of antisocial—indeed dangerous—driving that hon. Lady has described, that their feelings as to proportionality will differ from those in a quiet rural area, for example, where there is no such behaviour, but this is...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 170 - Financial provision (17 Jun 2021)

Alex Cunningham: Over the days of our debate, Opposition Members have pointed out areas where the Government’s resource assessments seem to be well out of step with the Government’s expectations of the Bill’s impact. One particular area of concern is the impact on prison places. The Government’s impact assessment has come up with a total increase in the adult prison population of around 700 offenders...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 168 - Expansion of use of video and audio links in criminal proceedings (17 Jun 2021)

Alex Cunningham: You will be pleased to know, Mr McCabe, that this will be my last substantial speech this afternoon. There are a couple of small ones to go, but this will be the last substantial one. Clause 168 expands the use of video and audio or live links to a wide range of criminal proceedings. The Government hope that expanding the use of live links will allow courts to conduct criminal hearings...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 163 - Rehabilitation of offenders (17 Jun 2021)

Chris Philp: As the shadow Minister said, the amendment would change the current rehabilitation period for endorsements that are imposed in respect of motoring convictions from five years to nil.  Unless another disposal is given for the same motoring conviction that attracts a separate rehabilitation period, the amendment would result in some motoring convictions being spent immediately and having no...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 147 - Standard of proof (17 Jun 2021)

Victoria Atkins: Again, I am not going to address the clauses, because I understand they are not opposed. If I may, I will deal with the amendments. I am extremely grateful to the hon. Member for Rotherham and the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North, who has rightly brought to the fore the case of Libby Squire. Although I am not a Hull Member of Parliament, I have some knowledge of it because it is...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 139 - Serious violence reduction orders (17 Jun 2021)

Victoria Atkins: The hon. Gentleman raises a good point. I remember visiting Welsh courts and feeling at a great disadvantage that I did not speak Welsh. He raises a serious point. I cannot give confirmation here and now, but I know that we will take that factor into account in due course once the evaluations have been conducted. He makes a fair point and he makes it well. When Martin Hewitt from the National...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 137 - Temporary release from secure children’s homes (15 Jun 2021)

Chris Philp: With that thought in mind, I will try to deal with the important points raised as quickly as I can. We recognise that young people in detained accommodation or in custodial settings need a lot of support. Secure schools are being developed to do precisely this. To support this, we think it is important that secure schools are provided by people who have a certain level of autonomy. Many...

Public Bill Committee: Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill: Clause 2 - Loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund (15 Jun 2021)

Matt Rodda: We have tabled a number of amendments seeking to improve the Bill. Amendment 3 seeks to ensure that we have clarity and certainty before taking the step of asking key pension schemes to fund the majority of the bill for the Fraud Compensation Fund. It is perhaps worth reflecting on the evidence we heard this morning, which was so illustrative on this issue. One socially important pension...

Public Bill Committee: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Clause 135 - Youth rehabilitation orders (15 Jun 2021)

Alex Cunningham: I rise to speak to amendments 120, 121 and 122, standing in my name. Youth rehabilitation orders currently permit courts to impose a choice of 18 requirements from which a sentence can be designed. This also provides for two high-intensity requirements, intensive supervision and surveillance, or ISS, or intensive fostering, as alternatives to custody. The proposals in the Bill would make...


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