HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c18W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Prime Minister, further to the statement of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 20 January, Official Report, column 298, if Her Majesty's Government propose to seek to give statutory backing to the advice of the Lord Chief Justice on the appropriate sentence for rape.

The Prime Minister

The hon. Member has already put down a new clause that will enable the Standing Committee on the Criminal Justice Bill to consider whether legislation on these lines would serve a useful purpose.