HL Deb 21 February 1983 vol 439 c620WA
Baroness Macleod of Borve

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Pursuant to the Answer given in another place on 22nd December [Cols. 536–537], what further steps they have taken to implement the Criminal Justice Act 1982.

Lord Elton

The provisions of the Act dealing with maximum summary fines—namely, Sections 35–50 and related schedules—will come into force on 11th April. The following provisions of the Act will come into force on 24th May—namely:

The remaining provisions of Part I (treatment of young offenders)
Section 29 (power of the Crown Court to grant bail pending appeal)
Section 51 (variation of instalments and means inquiries)
Section 58 and Schedule 8 (Courts Martial and Standing Civilian Courts)
Section 59 and Schedule 9 (remand in custody in absence of accused)
Section 60 (application to Crown Court for bail by persons remanded in custody)
Section 61 (committal on written statements)
Section 62 (requirement of social inquiry reports)
Section 68 and Schedules 12 and 13 (community service orders)
Section 69 (maximum periods of imprisonment for defaulting on fines, etc.)
Section 72 (abolition of right of accused to make unsworn statement)
together with related schedules.