HC Deb 01 December 1932 vol 272 c971
25. Mr. MANDER

asked the Home Secretary when Section 19 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1932, providing that sentence of death shall not be pronounced or recorded against any person under the age of 18 years, will come into operation and the reason for the delay?


For administrative and financial reasons it has not been found practicable to bring the Act generally into operation before the 1st April next. On further consideration, however, my right hon. Friend has decided to make an order bringing Section 19 (2) into operation at an early date.

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