HC Deb 29 June 1984 vol 62 c541W
Sir Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in considering proposals for day and weekend imprisonment.

Mr. Brittan

I have today published a Green Paper that examines in some detail the various proposals that have been made for intermittent custody—day or weekend imprisonment—and invites views on some critical issues. I have asked for comments by the end of September. The Government will consider, in the light of the comments received, whether a sentence of intermittent custody should be made available to the courts and what form it might take.

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