HL Deb 21 October 1980 vol 413 cc1875-6

135 Schedule 3, page 70, line 14, after second 'may' insert ', subject to section 453(D)1 of this Act,'

136 Schedule 3, page 70, line 51, at end insert—

"Disposal of appeal where appellant insane

453D.—(1) In relation to any appeal under section 442(1)(a) of this Act, the High Court shall, where it appears to it that the appellant committed the act charged against him but that he was insane when he did so, dispose of the appeal by—

  1. (a) setting aside the verdict of the inferior court and substituting there-for a verdict of acquittal on the ground of insanity; and
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  3. (b) quashing any sentence imposed on the appellant as respects the complaint and ordering that he be detained in a state hospital or such other hospital as for special reasons the court may specify.

(2) The provisions of subsection (4) of section 174 of this Act shall apply to an order under subsection (1)(b) above as they apply to an order under that section.'.

137 Page 71, line 1, leave out `453D' and insert 453E'.

138 Schedule 4, page 71, line 40, after 'to' insert section 20B(2) of this Act and to'

139 Page 72, line 6, leave out '151A(3)' and insert '151(2)'.".


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 135 to 139. These are consequential on amendments that have already moved.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(Lord Mackay of Clashfern.)