§ POWER TO ALTER MINIMUM PERIOD FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR RELEASE ON LICENCE
§ Lords amendment: No. 50, in page 32, line 43, leave out "and".
§ Mr. Mayhew
Clause 29 amends section 60 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 to give the Secretary of State a power to reduce, by order, the minimum period of imprisonment which must be served before a prisoner is eligible for parole. Section 60 of the 1967 Act extends to Scotland, and it is intended that the amendment made to it by clause 29 should also extend to Scotland. An appropriate amendment to the extent clause will be tabled later. Section 100 of the 1967 Act, which is amended by clause 29 to provide that orders made under the amended section 60 are subject to affirmative resolution procedure, does not, however, currently extend to Scotland and the amendment amends the extent section in the 1967 Act by adding section 100 to the list of sections which apply to Scotland. The second amendment is purely drafting.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Lords amendment No. 51 agreed to.