HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc491-2W
21. Ms Christine Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure severe punishments for those domestic burglars who are convicted for a third time. [74597]

Mr. Boateng

As we announced on 12 January 1999,Official Report, column 159, we intend to bring into force this December section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997. This provides minimum sentences of three years for those convicted for the third time of an offence of domestic burglary.