HL Deb 18 November 1999 vol 607 cc2-3WA
Lord Clarke of Hampstead

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to implement Section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997. [HL27]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

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.