Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 71 — 15 Dec 2021 at 17:00
Moved by Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames
71: Clause 102, page 88, line 20, leave out “there are exceptional” and insert “such a sentence would be contrary to the interests of justice having regard to”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment, along with Lord Marks’ amendment to page 88, line 23, would remove the requirement for the circumstances to be exceptional before a judge was empowered to decline to impose the minimum sentence (for offences of threatening with weapon or bladed article) and would entitle the judge to do so where in the circumstances the judge concluded that such a sentence would be contrary to the interests of justice.
Ayes 90, Noes 159.
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