Offender Rehabilitation Bill — New Clause 5 — Provision of Probation Services: Report to Parliament — 14 Jan 2014 at 18:09
Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park voted against requiring a report on the performance of those contracted to provide probation services a year after the Act comes into force.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring a report on the performance of those contracted to provide probation services. This relates to the provision in Section 3(2) of the Offender Management Act 2007 which states:
- The Secretary of State may make contractual or other arrangements with any other person for the making of the probation provision.
The report, the proposal for which was rejected by this vote, would have required information to be provided in relation Freedom of Information Act performance, and on the application of penalty clauses in the contracts.
The text of the proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:
- ‘(1) The Secretary of State must lay before both Houses of Parliament a report on the performance of all providers contracted to provide officers to perform the duties of supervisor or responsible officer as described in this Act after one year of this Act coming into force.
- (2) The report must include—
- (a) an assessment of the information made available by each provider to the public, and their assistance to the Ministry of Justice in its performance of duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and
- (b) an update on what measures were included in each contract to allow the Secretary of State to penalise a provider that fails to perform to national standards or fulfil its contractual obligations, and on what occasions these measures have been brought into force.’.
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.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||270 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.9%|
|Nick Harvey||North Devon||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Mark Williams||Ceredigion||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Roger Williams||Brecon and Radnorshire||LDem (front bench)||aye|