HL Deb 21 February 1992 vol 535 c55WA
Lord Gainford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to bring the remaining provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 into force.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)

We have today made a commencement order which will bring into force from 1st October 1992 most of the remaining provisions of the Act, including the bulk of the new sentencing framework. The order will also bring into force from 1st April 1992 the provisions relating to the Inner London probation area (Section 75) and court security officers (Sections 76–79). A consultation paper setting out detailed proposals for implementing the provisions on curfew orders and electronic monitoring (Sections 12–13) will be issued shortly, and these provisions will be brought into force as soon as possible after consultation. The provision in Section 60 which will replace remand to custody for 15 to 16 year-old boys by remand to local authority secure accommodation will be implemented when sufficient local authority secure accommodation is available.