§ Valerie Davey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to implement section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997. 
§ Mr. Straw
Section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 will come into force on 1 December 1999.
This provides a minimum sentence of three years imprisonment for those convicted for the third time of an offence of domestic burglary.