Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:28 pm on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Government Whip 4:28 pm, 21st April 2008

moved Amendments Nos. 66D and 66E:

Clause 29, page 20, line 44, leave out from beginning to end of line 5 on page 21 and insert—

"(12) In subsection (2)(aa) the "normal entitlement date" means the date on which the prisoner would (but for his earlier release) have been entitled to be released under section 244.

(12A) For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) terms of imprisonment which are consecutive and terms which are wholly or partly concurrent are to be treated as a single term if—

(a) the sentences were passed on the same occasion, or(b) where they were passed on different occasions, the prisoner has not been released under this Chapter at any time during the period beginning with the first and ending with the last of those occasions."

Clause 29, page 21, line 7, at end insert—

"(14) In this section, "term of imprisonment" includes a determinate sentence of detention under section 91 of the Sentencing Act or under section 228 of this Act."

On Question, amendments agreed to.

[Amendment No. 66EA not moved.]