Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill — Report — Amendment 3 — 1 Jul 2020 at 15:15
Moved by Lord Thomas of Gresford
3: Clause 1, page 1, line 20, at end insert-“(c) where a Newton hearing took place before the trial judge prior to the prisoner’s sentencing, any findings of the judge as to the reasons for the non-disclosure, including the mental capacity of the prisoner.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment requires the Parole Board to take into account the findings of a Newton hearing (a short hearing held before a judge without a jury to resolve disputed facts before sentencing) regarding the prisoner’s reasons for non-disclosure, if one was held after a verdict or plea of guilty.
Ayes 142, Noes 266.
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