HC Deb 15 October 1969 vol 788 c462

Lords Amendment No. 25: In page 27, line 16, after "court" insert "— (a) remands or commits for trial a child charged with homicide or remands a child convicted of homicide; or (b)".

Mr. Elystan Morgan

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Clause 23 deals with the remand of young persons in criminal proceedings. Since children under 14 may be prosecuted for homicide, it is necessary to provide for their remand and committal for trial, and the Amendment achieves this. The effect is that a child charged with homicide who is not released from bail will be committed to the care of the local authority.

Question put and agreed to.

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