Clause 13

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 20 November 2007.

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Photo of Frank Cook Frank Cook Labour, Stockton North 12:15, 20 November 2007

With this it will be convenient to consider new clause 5—Consecutive terms of imprisonment—

‘(1) Section 181 (prison sentences of less than 12 months) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) is amended as follows.

(2) For subsection (7) substitute—

“(6A) Where a court imposes two or more terms of imprisonment in accordance with this section to be served consecutively, the court shall have complete discretion to set the aggregate length of the terms of imprisonment subject to a maximum of 65 weeks and may suspend all or part of the total period of imprisonment.”.’.