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The ninth and tenth days of line-by-line consideration of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment bill brought the Committee stage in the House of Lords to a conclusion last week.

In general the pattern was the same as the first eight days of the Committee stage. Subjects discussed included bail, remand, electronic monitoring, life sentences, early release, a new women’s justice strategy commission, youth cautions, offensive weapons and squatting. In all, over 200 amendments have been considered during the ten days. The only amendments agreed were those proposed by the government, a raft of technical and textual amendments. All the other amendments were either not moved or were withdrawn after debate. Read the full story

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Clare’s Law?


The ninth day of line-by-line consideration of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment bill at Committee stage in the House of Lords last week, which was midwife to the birth of Jane’s Law, might also lead to Clare’s Law.

Baroness Gale moved an amendment to the bill which would insert a new clause providing for ‘disclosure of information about convictions etc. of violent abusers to members of the public’. As with Jane’s Law, the amendment results from shocking events. Read the full story

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