HL Deb 09 November 1948 vol 159 c269

My Lords, I beg leave to present a Bill to amend the law of Scotland relating to the probation of offenders and the powers of courts under the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, 1937; to abolish certain punishments and obsolete sanctions, and otherwise to reform existing methods and provide new methods of dealing with offenders in Scotland; to alter the law relating to the proceedings of criminal courts in Scotland; to amend the False Oaths (Scotland) Act, 1933; to regulate the management of prisons and other institutions and the treatment of offenders and other persons committed to custody in Scotland; and for purposes connected with the aforesaid matters. I beg to move that the Bill be read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Morrison.)

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.