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New Clause 10

Part of Serious Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 10th July 2007.

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Photo of Douglas Hogg Douglas Hogg Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 12:15 pm, 10th July 2007

May I just explain the reason for that? If the Minister looks at the mandatory penalties for burglars, he will find that there has to be a prior conviction that puts the burglar on notice before the mandatory offence comes into play. That is the sort of thinking that has informed the amendment.