HC Deb 09 November 1976 vol 919 c103W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General if he will issue advice to magistrates and judges that in cases where a prison sentence or fine is an inappropriate penalty, they impose a period of menial work in either the public services or social work as penalty instead.

The Attorney-General

My noble Friend is satisfied that magistrates and judges are well aware of their powers to order offenders in appropriate cases to undertake unpaid work for the community, and these powers are being increasingly used.

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