Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill
House of Commons Bill 205
- Great Britain Parliament House of Commons
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill (HB 205)' implements the proposals set out in 'Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales (Cm. 7967)'.
The Bill has 4 parts and 16 schedules. It implements the proposals set out in 'Proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales (Cm. 7967)', 'Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales (Cm. 7947)', and 'Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders (Cm. 7972)'.
Part 1 abolishes the Legal Services Commission and places a duty on the Lord Chancellor to secure the availability of civil and criminal legal aid.
Part 2 amends the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; Civil Partnership Act 2004; and the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985.
Part 3 sets out changes to some general sentencing provisions:
remand of children otherwise than on bail,
release on licence,
the Secretary of State's power to make rules in respect of the employment and payment of prisoners,
out of court disposals, and
a compulsory jail term for anyone threatening with a knife or offensive weapon.
Part 4 discusses consequential and supplementary provisions.
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