Moved by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar
207: Clause 107, page 95, line 24, leave out “may be imposed” and insert “could have been imposed (in the case of an offender aged 21 or over) at the time when the actual sentence was imposed”Member’s explanatory statementThis provides that the longer period before release for sentences within new section 244ZA(5) and (6) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 will apply only in relation to sexual offences that were punishable with life imprisonment at the time of sentencing (not offences that are later made so punishable).
Amendment 207 agreed.
Clause 107, as amended, agreed.
Clause 108 agreed.
Clause 109: Power to refer high-risk offenders to Parole Board in place of automatic release