§ Lady Olga Maitland
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has had regarding the Criminal Justice Act 1991 in relation to the ability of the courts to take into account all previous convictions when sentencing a defendant.
§ Mr. Jack
A substantial number of representations have been received from right hon. and hon. Members, sentencers, practitioners and members of the public about the sentencing provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, many of them concentrating on section 29.
All representations will receive careful consideration, and my right hon. and learned Friend made clear to this House on 2 March in column 147, that he is prepared to re-examine the 1991 Act in due course.