Skip to main content

Criminal Justice Act 1982

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the operations of the Criminal Justice Act 1982.

The Act, the main provisions of which came into force in May 1983, strengthened and made more flexible the powers of the courts in dealing with offenders, and introduced a new sentencing structure for young offenders. We are monitoring the use of the new powers closely, and will before long be publishing a statistical bulletin about the sentencing of young offenders since the Act came into force.