Lords Amendment: No. 2, in page 6, line 22, at end insert new Clause "A":
A. A court or jury, in determining whether a person has committed an offence,—
§ Mr. Taverne
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
The purpose of this Clause is to implement the Law Commission's proposal in its Report on imputed criminal intent and the effect is that the case of the Director of Public Prosecutions and 756 Smith, which was decided in 1961 should be reversed and it should be made clear by Statute that a subjective test applies to murder and other crimes.
§ Mr. Quintin Hogg (St. Marylebone)
I rise only to say that I fully agree with the proposal for the reasons which have been given.
§ Question put and agreed to.