HC Deb 16 March 1967 vol 743 c138W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will now introduce legislation to grant a right of appeal to all people sentenced at quarter sessions.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I assume that my hon. Friend has principally in mind the restriction on the right of appeal in Section 29(3)(d) of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948. I propose to ask the House to amend the Criminal Justice Bill to prevent a recurrence of the difficulty which arose in a recent case, and I am considering the need to deal with other similar restrictions.