HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 cc860-1

Committal to quarter sessions with a view to a borstal sentence.

28.—(1) Where a person is convicted by a magistrates' court of an offence punishable on summary conviction with imprisonment, then, if on the day of the conviction he is not less than fifteen but under twenty-one years old and is a person who, under subsections (2) and (4) of section one of the Criminal Justice Act, 1961, may be commited for a sentence of borstal training, the court may commit him in custody to quarter sessions for sentence in accordance with the provisions of section twenty of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948.

(4) A person committed under subsection (1) of this section shall he committed—

  1. (a) if the court has been notified by the Secretary of State that a remand centre is available for the reception, from that court, of persons of the class or description of the person committed, to a remand centre;
  2. (b) if the court has not been so notified, to a prison.