Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Humza Yousaf Humza Yousaf Scottish National Party

The amendments in this group are all minor or technical amendments to tidy up the bill. I do not think that there is anything controversial among them, so I will not keep members back by saying too much about them.

Amendments 122, 123, 133 and 136 ensure that the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 is referred to consistently throughout the bill with the label “the 1993 Act”. Amendments 131 and 132 adjust some language in section 43C that was added at stage 2 so that it is consistent with the language that is normally used in provisions of this type. Amendment 143 corrects a typo where the word “Act” appears once too often.

The other amendments in the group move sections around to improve the accessibility of the legislation. Everything that is about the Parole Board for Scotland as an institution will sit in part 3 and all the substantive provisions about prisoners will sit in a new part after part 3.

I move amendment 122.

Amendment 122 agreed to.