Amendments 36 and 37

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords am 5:30 pm ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Lord Bellamy:

Moved by Lord Bellamy

36: Clause 6, page 5, line 27, leave out “such” and insert “the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses and such other”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment requires the Secretary of State to consult the Victims’ Commissioner before making regulations under Clause 6.

37: After Clause 6, insert the following new Clause—“Arrangements for collection of victims’ feedback(1) This section applies where the Secretary of State has made arrangements with a person for the collection by the person of information which—(a) relates to the characteristics or experiences of users of services provided by a relevant criminal justice body in a police area, and (b) is collected for the purposes of assessing whether and how those services are provided in accordance with the duty in section 5(A1).(2) The Secretary of State and the Attorney General may by a joint direction require the body to provide specified information to the person for the purposes of enabling or assisting the performance of the arrangements.(3) A relevant criminal justice body which is directed to provide information under this section must provide it—(a) in such form and manner as may be specified, and(b) at such times or within such periods as may be specified.(4) In this section—“relevant criminal justice body” means a criminal justice body falling within paragraphs (a), (b) or (e) of the definition of “criminal justice body” in section 6(6);“specified” means specified in the direction.”Member's explanatory statementThis new clause, to be inserted after Clause 6, requires certain criminal justice bodies to cooperate with persons with whom the Secretary of State has made arrangements for the collection of feedback from victims, if directed to do so.

Amendments 36 and 37 agreed.

Clause 7: Reviewing code compliance: elected local policing bodies