Lords Amendment: In page 52, line 30, at end insert:
(3A) Section two of the Summary Jurisdiction (Appeals) Act, 1933 (which relates to legal aid) shall with the necessary modifications apply in relation to an appeal against a hospital order or guardianship order made by a magistrates' court (whether or not brought under this section) as it applies in relation to an appeal against sentence.
§ The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. David Renton)
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
The object of the Amendment is to make it clear that the provisions relating to legal aid for persons who appeal to quarter sessions against a sentence imposed by a magistrates' court apply to those who appeal against a hospital order or guardianship order in just the same way as they do to any other kind of appeal from petty sessions to quarter sessions.
§ Question put and agreed to.—[Special Entry.]