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9. In Article 9 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001 (NI 2) (recall of life prisoner on licence) after paragraph (5) insert—
“(5A) The Commissioners shall not give a direction under paragraph (5) unless they are satisfied that it is no longer necessary for the protection of the public from serious harm that the prisoner should be confined.” .
10.—(1) The bodies appointed—
(a)under section 10 of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 (c. 18) (boards of visitors for prisons); and
(b)under section 3 of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 29) (visiting committees for young offenders centres and remand centres)
are renamed as independent monitoring boards.
11. Section 13(6) of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 (c.18) (prison rules to prohibit application of painful tests on prisoners except with permission of board of visitors) is repealed.
12. In section 7(1)(b) of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c.29) (power of Secretary of State to transfer offender following report by visiting committee) for the words “that person is reported by a visiting committee to the Minister to be incorrigible, or to be” substitute “ it appears to the Secretary of State that that person is incorrigible or is ”.
13. In Article 25 (2) of the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 10) (right to representation) after sub-paragraph (g) insert—
“(h)proceedings under Part XIIIA of the Prison and Young Offenders Centre Rules (Northern Ireland) 1995 (No. 8).” .
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