Amendment 89

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords am 8:04 pm ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Baroness Bertin:

Moved by Baroness Bertin

89: Clause 24, page 25, line 6, at end insert—“(1A) The code must in particular—(a) provide that an authorised person must, when considering whether they are satisfied as required by paragraph (c) of section 44A(3) in relation to a counselling information request, start from the presumption that the request is not necessary and proportionate to achieve a purpose in that paragraph, and(b) set out the steps that must be taken by an authorised person when deciding whether that presumption is rebutted.(1B) For the purposes of subsection (1A), a “counselling information request” has the meaning given by section 44A(3B).”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment requires the code of practice issued under new section 44D of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 to provide for authorised persons to presume that counselling information requests are not necessary and proportionate and to take certain steps when considering making such requests.

Amendment 89 agreed.