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Part of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 20th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Liberal Democrat 6:15 pm, 20th March 2012

I thank my noble friend for answering my short remarks. I will go away to listen and think a little more. In the mean time, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 151B withdrawn.

Amendment 152 not moved.

Clause 61 : Duty to give reasons for and to explain effect of sentence

Amendment 152ZA

Moved by Baroness Northover

152ZA: Clause 61, page 44, leave out lines 20 to 24 and insert-

"( ) Criminal Procedure Rules may-

(a) prescribe cases in which either duty does not apply, and

(b) make provision about how an explanation under subsection (3) is to be given."