Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill — Local Boards — 30 Nov 2000

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (No).

Lords amendments in lieu of certain Lords amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, considered.

Lords amendment: No. 122, in page 46, line 15, at end insert--

("( ) Regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) and coming into force on or after the coming into force of section 4 must make provision--

(a) for the selection procedure for the chairman, the chief officer and the other members of the board who are to be appointed by the Secretary of State to include selection panels,

(b) in the case of the chief officer, for the board to be represented on any selection panel making a final recommendation to the Secretary of State.")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in their amendment in lieu of Lords amendment No. 121.

The amendment requires selection panels to be set up in respect of all appointments made to local probation boards by the Secretary of State after the National Probation Service comes into effect. It further requires that the board be represented on any selection panel making a final recommendation about the appointment of the chief officer.

consist of a chairman, a chief officer and not less than five other members.

The chairman, the chief officer and the other members are to be appointed by the Secretary of State.

Regulations may make provision as to their appointment . . .

Regulations may make provision as to the tenure of office of the members (including the circumstances in which they cease to hold office or may be removed or suspended from office).

Regulations may make provision as to the appointment (including the number, or limits on the number, of members who may be appointed

Regulations may make provision as to their appointment

and any conditions to be fulfilled for appointment as a member,

Regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) and coming into force on or after the coming into force of section 4 must make provision--

(a) for the selection procedure for the chairman, the chief officer and other members of the board who are to be appointed by the Secretary of State to include selection panels.

Regulations must provide, so far as it is practicable to do so, for the persons appointed to be representative of the local community in the board's area.

in the case of the chief officer--

for the board to be represented on any selection panel . . .

Regulations must provide . . . for the persons appointed to be representative of the local community in the board's area.

be representative of the local community.

in the case of the chief officer, for the board to be represented on any selection panel making a final recommendation to the Secretary of State.

Lords amendment agreed to.

Lords amendment: No. 135, in schedule 1, in page 48, line 18, at end insert

("(though they may manage it)")

I beg to move, That this House agrees with the Lords in their amendment in lieu of Lords amendment No. 135.

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a local board may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of, or in connection with, the exercise of its functions.

That includes, in particular--

But a local board--

directions given by the Secretary of State

a local board may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient

But a local board--

(a) may not hold land though they may manage it.

a local board may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of, or in connection with, the exercise of its functions.

That includes, in particular--

(a) holding property.

Subject to any directions given by the Secretary of State, a local board may do anything which appears to it to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of, or in connection with, the exercise of its functions.

The Secretary of State may make any payment he considers appropriate towards expenditure incurred by any person for any of those purposes.

It is a function of a local board . . . to make arrangements for ensuring that sufficient provision is made for the purposes mentioned in section 1 in respect of this area.

Question put, That this House agrees with the Lords in their amendment in lieu of Lords amendment No. 135:--

The House divided: Ayes 275, Noes 116.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 106 (+2 tell)067.5%
Lab275 (+2 tell) 0066.6%
LDem0 8017.0%
UUP0 2022.2%
Total:275 116062.5%

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