§ Mr. McFall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a supervised release order mandatory for all those who commit sexual offences which result in custody, irrespective of whether the case is heard on indictment. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 10 March 1997]: Amendments to clause 3 of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Bill were tabled at Lords Committee stage. These raised a similar point to the hon. Member's question. No further Government amendments are proposed.