1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Offender Management Act 2007 (Establishment of Probation Trusts) Order 2009 and shall come into force on 1st April 2009.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2009: see above.

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2 Establishment of the probation trusts

2Establishment of the probation trusts

The following probation trusts are established for the purposes specified in article 3—

(a)    Lancashire Probation Trust; and

(b)    Greater Manchester Probation Trust.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2009: see art 1.

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3 The purposes of the probation trusts

3The purposes of the probation trusts

The purposes of each of the probation trusts established by article 2 are—

(a)    the making and performance by the trust of contracts with the Secretary of State under section 3(2) of the Offender Management Act 2007; and

(b)    the making and performance by the trust of contracts with another probation trust or any other person which provide for the carrying out by the trust of activities which contribute to the achievement of any purpose mentioned in section 2(1) of the Offender Management Act 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2009: see art 1.

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Signature

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

David Hanson

Minister of State

Ministry of Justice

5th March 2009

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order establishes two new probation trusts using the power in section 5(1) of the Offender Management Act 2007 (“the 2007 Act”). The establishment of probation trusts are part of the arrangements for the provision of probation services in England and Wales contained in Part 1 of the 2007 Act. The arrangements are being brought into force by geographical areas in phases. The first six probation trusts were established from 1 April 2008 by the Offender Management Act 2007 (Establishment of Probation Trusts) Order 2008 (SI 2008/598). When a trust is set up, it replaces, in that area, the arrangements in respect of the National Probation Service for England and Wales contained in Part 1 of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.

The probation trusts listed in article 2 of this Order are established for the purposes set out in article 3 on 1st April 2009. These purposes are the making and performance by the trusts of contracts for the provision of probation services with the Secretary of State for Justice under section 3(2) of the 2007 Act and with other persons (including other probation trusts). Contracts made with the Secretary of State for Justice under section 3(2) of the 2007 Act will be the principal mechanism for setting out in detail the activities of the trusts, including specifying the geographical area in which the trusts will operate.

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