No. S 208
Prisons Act
(Chapter 247)
Prisons (Home Detention Advisory Committee) Regulations 2000
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 65 of the Prisons Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Prisons (Home Detention Advisory Committee) Regulations 2000 and shall come into operation on 17th April 2000.
2.  In these Regulations, “Committee” means a Home Detention Advisory Committee appointed under regulation 3.
Appointment of Committees
3.—(1)  The Minister may, from time to time, appoint one or more committees to be known as Home Detention Advisory Committees.
(2)  A Committee shall consist of —
(a)a chairman;
(b)a deputy chairman; and
(c)not more than 4 other members as the Minister may from time to time appoint.
(3)  The chairman and deputy chairman of a Committee shall be appointed by the Minister from among persons who are Visiting Justices appointed under section 62 of the Act.
(4)  The chairman, deputy chairman and any member of a Committee shall hold office for such period, not exceeding 2 years, as the Minister may determine and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(5)  The chairman, deputy chairman and any member of a Committee may resign from their appointments at any time by giving notice in writing to the Minister.
Functions of Committee
4.—(1)  Where a prisoner is eligible for home detention under Part IVA of the Act and falls within the Director’s guidelines on release for home detention, the Director or, subject to his direction, a Superintendent, may refer the case to a Committee for review.
(2)  Upon the receipt of any referral under paragraph (1), the Committee shall —
(a)review the case of the prisoner and examine the prisoner’s suitability to be released for home detention; and
(b)make such recommendations on the case to the Director as the Committee thinks fit.
5.—(1)  In the exercise of its functions under regulation 4, a Committee shall sit in private and shall not be required to interview any prisoner or any person on behalf of a prisoner.
(2)  Subject to the Act and any regulations made thereunder, a Committee may determine its own procedure.

Made this 13th day of April 2000.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
[MHA (RH) 112/2/12; AG/LEG/SL/247/97/1 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 65(3) of the Prisons Act).