Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill Committee announce programme

07 July 2011

The Committee will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 12 July and Thursday 14 July and then consider the Bill every Tuesday and Thursday, excluding the recess, from that point concluding on Thursday 13 October

The second reading of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill took place in the House of Commons on Wednesday 29 of June.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 12 July 10.30 am and 4.00 pm in the Boothroyd Room Portcullis House

At 10.30 am
Criminal Justice Alliance; Prison Reform Trust; and Howard League for Penal Reform

At 11.30 am
NAPO; and Prison Officers' Association

At 12.00 pm
Commissioner for Victims' and Witnesses; Victim Support

At 12.30 pm
Magistrates' Association; and Council of HM Circuit Judges (TBC)

At 4.00 pm
The Law Society; The Bar Council; Family Mediation Council (TBC); and Leigh Day & Co Solicitors

At 5.00 pm
Director of Public Prosecutions

At 5.20 pm
Legal Services Commission

Thursday 14 July 09.00 am and 1.00 pm in the Boothroyd Room Portcullis House

At 9.00 am
Rights of Women; and National Federation of Women's Institutes

At 9.40 am
G4S; Serco; and Sodexo (TBC)

At 1.00 pm
Shelter; Citizens Advice Bureau; Law Centres Federation; Advice Services Alliance; and R3

At 2.15 pm
Liberty; JUSTICE; and Legal Action Group

At 3.00 pm
NSPCC; Local Government Association (TBC); and Standing Committee for Youth Justice; Children’s Commissioner

At 3.45 pm
Association of British Insurers; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; and Action Against Medical Accidents

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill, all in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster:

Tuesday 19 July at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm
Tuesday 6 September at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm
Thursday 8 September at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
Tuesday 13 September at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm
Thursday 15 September at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm
Tuesday 11 October at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm
Thursday 13 October at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm

If the proposed programme is accepted by the Committee on Tuesday morning, the Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 5.00 pm on Thursday 13 October.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Further information

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