Schedule 4

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 25th October 2007.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 2:15 pm, 25th October 2007

Punctuation can make a difference to legislation, and we would do well to take care over it.

I do not wish to add anything to what the hon. and learned Member for Harborough said—his argument was extremely cogent, and I support it. I simply wish to ask the Minister a more general question about what Government amendment No. 44 will do regarding amendments to Scots law? Will it simply replace terms, or will it have a real effect on the way in which Scots courts will deal with the matter? If it will have a real effect, should there not be an amendment to clause 127 about its extent?