HC Deb 20 October 1972 vol 843 c655

Lords Amendment: No. 9, in page 11, line 17, after "1967" insert: or under section 19 of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968".

Mr. Carlisle

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

The Clause places restrictions on imprisonment of persons who have not been sentenced previously to imprisonment. A previous suspended sentence of imprisonment is to be disregarded unless the court has subsequently ordered that that sentence should take effect. What we had overlooked was the occasion where a suspended sentence had been passed in Northern Ireland and had then been brought into effect by an order of the court of Northern Ireland. The effect of the Amendment is to put right that omission.

Question put and agreed to.

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