||The purpose of this Bill is to provide a unified statutory framework for the substantial reorganisation of arrangements and powers in respect of the operation and provision of services central to the support and functioning of the court and related custody processes. These services include court security, court custody management, prisoner movement and lock-up management. This Bill combines responsibility for these services under the Ministry of Justice. It transfers, from the Western Australia Police Service to the Ministry of Justice, responsibility for the operation of court security services and prisoner custody and transport services. This will release up to 200 police officer full-time-equivalents, enabling the deployment of these resources to core policing duties. The Bill gives responsibility to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice for the functions of lock-up management, court security, court custody and the movement of persons in custody.