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Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of the difference in emphasis between Home Office circular HOC 113/1978 issued to all courts with regard to powers to direct release after recommending deportation, and paragraph 287 of "The Sentence of the Court", a handbook for courts on the treatment of offenders, whether he intends to amend the entry in the handbook to reflect present policy.

It is our intention to revise paragraph 287 of "The Sentence of the Court" when the next edition is prepared, but this may not be for some time.