Amendment 57

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 Ponsonby of Shulbrede:

Moved by Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

57: After Clause 11, insert the following new Clause—“Duty to co-operate with Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses(1) The Commissioner may request a specified public authority to co-operate with the Commissioner in any way that the Commissioner considers necessary for the purposes of monitoring compliance with the victims’ code.(2) A specified public authority must, so far as reasonably practicable, comply with a request made to it under this section.(3) In this section “specified public authority” means any of the following—(a) a criminal justice body, as defined by section 6(6);(b) the Parole Board;(c) an elected local policing body;(d) the British Transport Police Force;(e) the Ministry of Defence Police.(4) The Secretary of State may by regulations amend this section so as to—(a) add a public authority as a specified public authority for the purposes of this section;(b) remove a public authority added by virtue of subsection (4)(a);(c) vary any description of a public authority.”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment would create a duty for specified public authorities to collaborate with the Victims and Witnesses Commissioner.

Photo of Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lady Thornton, I wish to test the opinion of the House on Amendment 57.

Ayes 200, Noes 192.

Rhif adran 2 Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 57

Ie: 198 Members of the House of Lords

Na: 190 Members of the House of Lords

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Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw


Amendment 57 agreed.