Search Legislation

The Restriction of Liberty Order and Restricted Movement Requirement (Scotland) Regulations 2011

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 3

Criminal Law

The Restriction of Liberty Order and Restricted Movement Requirement (Scotland) Regulations 2011

Made

11th January 2011

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th January 2011

Coming into force

4th February 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 227ZJ(1), 245A(8) and 245C(3) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and revocation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Restriction of Liberty Order and Restricted Movement Requirement (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and come into force on 4th February 2011.

(2) The Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Regulations 2006(2) and the Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008(3) are revoked.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995;

G4S JSL” means G4S Justice Services Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts under number 390328 and having its registered office at Sutton Park House, 15 Carshalton Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4LD;

“Guidance Monitoring Limited” means Guidance Monitoring Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts under number 2626613 and having its registered office at 4 Dominus Way, Leicester LE19 1RP;

“offender” means a person in respect of whom a restriction of liberty order or a restricted movement requirement has been imposed;

“restricted movement requirement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 227ZF(1)(4) of the Act;

“restriction of liberty order” has the meaning assigned to it by section 245A(1) of the Act;

“place of curfew” means, in relation to a restriction of liberty order, that place specified in a restriction of liberty order in terms of section 245A(2)(a) or (b) of the Act, which the offender is required to be in or, as the case may be, not be in; and, in relation to a restricted movement requirement, that place specified in a restricted movement requirement in terms of section 227ZF(2) of the Act, which the offender is required to be in or, as the case may be, not be in; and

“Serco Geografix” means Serco Geografix Limited, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts under number 3522659 and having its registered office at Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Wood, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9UY.

Prescribed courts

3.—(1) The courts which are prescribed for the purpose of making restriction of liberty orders are those listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

(2) The courts which are prescribed for the purpose of imposing restricted movement requirements are those listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

Methods of monitoring compliance with restriction of liberty orders and restricted movement requirements

4.  Compliance of an offender with the requirements of a restriction of liberty order or a restricted movement requirement may be monitored by the following methods:—

(a)radio and electronic monitoring of an offender’s presence at or absence from a place of curfew by means of a regular radio signal transmitted by a transmitter device attached to the offender with the transmitted signal received by a radio receiving and monitoring device located at the place of curfew, with the relevant information received and processed by said radio receiving and monitoring device periodically passed by telephone line to a central computer at a monitoring centre;

(b)radio and electronic monitoring of an offender’s presence at or absence from a place of curfew by a mobile receiver which receives radio signals transmitted by a transmitter device attached to the offender;

(c)monitoring the offender’s whereabouts by periodic telephone calls to the offender at a particular location with secondary verification of the identity of the offender by verification against stored personal details; and

(d)monitoring the offender’s whereabouts by random visits to the offender’s place of curfew during periods of restriction,

but the methods of monitoring referred to in (b), (c) or (d) shall not be used unless it is not reasonably practicable to use the method described in (a) except that the method referred to in (c) may be used as a back-up method of monitoring where method (a) is also being used.

Specified devices which may be used for monitoring compliance with a restriction of liberty order and a restricted movement requirement

5.  For the purposes of section 245C(3)(5) of the Act, the devices listed in Schedule 2 to these Regulations are specified and may be used for the purpose of remotely monitoring the compliance of an offender with the requirements of a restriction of liberty order or a restricted movement requirement.

KENNY MACASKILL

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th January 2011

Regulation 3

SCHEDULE 1

PART 1

The courts, or classes of courts which are prescribed for the purposes of making restriction of liberty orders are—

1.

The High Court of Justiciary;

2.

Any Sheriff Court;

3.

Any Justice of the Peace Court when constituted by a stipendiary magistrate.

PART 2

The courts, or classes of courts which are prescribed for the purposes of imposing restricted movement requirements are—

1.

The High Court of Justiciary;

2.

Any Sheriff Court;

3.

Any Justice of the Peace Court.

Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 2

1.  Devices manufactured by Serco Geografix and sold under the Serco Geografix name:

(a)Personal Identity Device, model number PID501;

(b)Site Monitoring Unit, model number SMU001;

(c)Site Monitoring Unit, model number GSMU 002;

(d)Field Management Unit 2, model number FMU2;

(e)Monitoring Officers Transmitter 2, model number MOT2.

2.  Devices manufactured by Guidance Monitoring Limited:

(a)Home Monitoring Unit, model number GCSHMU MU1;

(b)Home Monitoring Unit, model number GCSHMU MU2;

(c)Personal Identification Device, model number PIDGS 418;

(d)Personal Identification Device, model number PIDGCS 433;

(e)Hand Held Unit, model number HHU GCS;

(f)New Fitting Tool, model number FIT GML.

3.  Devices manufactured by G4S JSL:

(a)Home Monitoring Unit, model number GSM JSI (PHMU);

(b)Personal Identification Device, model number PID 1.1 JSI (PTX);

(c)Officer Drive including officer transmitter, model number PMD.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations provide for the monitoring by electronic and radio devices of the compliance by offenders with the requirements of restriction of liberty orders (“RLOs”) and with restricted movement requirements imposed under a community payback order. They also revoke the Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and an amending order.

Regulation 3 and Schedule 1 prescribe which courts may make RLOs and which courts may impose restricted movement requirements.

Regulation 4 prescribes the methods by which compliance with the requirements of RLOs and restricted movement requirements may be monitored.

Regulation 5 and Schedule 2 specify the devices which may be used for monitoring compliance with the requirements of RLOs and restricted movement requirements.

(1)

1995 c.46. Section 227ZJ(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (“the 1995 Act”) was inserted by section 14 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 asp 13. Section 245A(8) and 245C(3) of the 1995 Act were inserted by section 5 of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (c.48).

(2)

S.S.I. 2006/8 as amended by S.S.I. 2008/307.

(4)

Section 227ZF(1) of the 1995 Act was inserted by section 14 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

(5)

Section 245C(3) was inserted by section 5 of the of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (c.48). By virtue of section 227ZI of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46) (as inserted by section 14 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 asp 13), section 245C and regulations made under it apply in relation to the imposition of, and compliance with, restricted movement requirements as they apply in relation to the imposition of, and compliance with, restriction of liberty orders.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Executive Note

Executive Note sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Scottish Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Scottish Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Scottish Statutory Instrument or Draft Scottish Statutory Instrument laid before the Scottish Parliament from July 2005 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources