199E Monitors

(1)

The chief executive—

(a)

must appoint, under the State Sector Act 1988, 1 monitor in respect of each contract prison; and

(b)

may appoint, under the State Sector Act 1988, 1 or more additional monitors in respect of a contract prison, to assist the monitor appointed under paragraph (a).

(2)

The chief executive may appoint, under the State Sector Act 1988, 1 or more monitors for particular purposes specified by the chief executive.

(3)

The monitor appointed under subsection (1)(a) in respect of a contract prison—

(a)

is responsible to the chief executive for the assessment and review of the management of that prison; and

(b)

must report to the chief executive, at any intervals (not exceeding 4 months) that are determined by the chief executive, and at any other time that the monitor considers appropriate, on—

(i)

the management of that prison; and

(ii)

whether or not the contractor responsible for the management of that prison is complying with that contractor’s prison management contract and with the provisions of this Act, and any regulations made under this Act, and any instructions or guidelines issued by the chief executive under section 196 that are applicable to the prison.

(4)

A monitor appointed under subsection (1)(a) may, at any time that he or she considers appropriate, make recommendations to the chief executive on any matters relating to the contract prison in respect of which the monitor is appointed.

(5)

A monitor appointed under subsection (2) may, at any time that he or she considers appropriate, make recommendations to the chief executive on any matters relating to any prison.

(6)

The office of monitor may be combined with any other office, appointment, or position if the chief executive is satisfied that the duties of that other office, appointment, or position are not incompatible with the duties of a monitor.

(7)

The chief executive must ensure a regular change of the monitor or monitors appointed under subsection (1) in respect of each contract prison.

Compare: 1954 No 51 s 4G

Section 199E: inserted, on 8 December 2009, by section 5 of the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 59).