HC Deb 06 December 1973 vol 865 cc434-5W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the light of experience gained in the operation of Sections 3(1) and 3(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1961, limiting the power of a court to sentence a young person to imprisonment, and of judicial criticism, he proposes to seek to amend the present law in this respect ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. Carr

I shall consider this matter in the light of a report on the treatment of young adult offenders which has recently been submitted to me by the Advisory Council on the Penal System. I should like to take this opportunity to record my gratitude to the council for the hard work and careful thought which it has devoted to this comprehensive review. The report will be published early next year.

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