The Secure Training Centre (Amendment) Rules 2007

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2007/1709
Year2007

2007No. 1709

SECURE TRAINING CENTRES, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Secure Training Centre (Amendment) Rules 2007

13thJune2007

13thJune2007

6thJuly2007

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 47 of the Prison Act 1952 1 and section 7 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 2 makes the following Rules:

1.These Rules may be cited as the Secure Training Centre (Amendment) Rules 2007 and shall come into force on 6th July 2007.

2.-

(1) The Secure Training Centre Rules 1998 3 are amended as follows.

(2) In rule 36(1) after "necessary" insert "for the purposes of ensuring good order and discipline or".

(3) In rule 38(1)-

(a) after "where necessary" insert "for the purpose of ensuring good order and discipline or"; and(b) after "alternative method of" insert "ensuring good order and discipline or of".

Bridget Prentice

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Ministry of Justice

13th June 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

These Rules amend the Secure Training Centre Rules 1998 (S.I. 1998/472).

Rule 36 empowers the officer in charge of a secure training centre to remove a trainee from association (for such period and in accordance with such procedures as specified in the Rule) where that is necessary to prevent the trainee causing significant harm to himself or another person, or causing significant damage to property. The amendment provides that such removal may also be carried out where that is necessary to ensure good order and discipline. It also provides that, in addition to the governor, an arrangement to remove a trainee may be made by an officer authorised by the governor.

Rule 38 provides for the use of physical restraint in the circumstances provided for in the Rule, and in accordance with the methods authorised by the Secretary of State. The amendment allows for physical restraint to be used in order to ensure good order and discipline in a Secure Training Centre.

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(1) 1952 c. 52 (15 & 16 Geo 6 and 1 Eliz 2 c. 52); section 47(1) was amended by section 6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33). There are other amendments to section 47 which are not relevant to these Rules.

(2) 1994 c. 33.

(3) S.I. 1998/472; amended by S.I. 2003/3005.

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