§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they recall that on 17th May 1979 the Minister of State at the Home Office, Mr. Timothy Raison, wrote:Owing to the wording of Section 67(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967, time spent in custody under the dual authority of a detention order under the Immigration Act 1971 and an order of court remanding a person in custody does not automatically count towards any later sentence the court may impose. In our view this is anomalous, and the point has been noted for amending legislation ";and why this matter has not been dealt with in the Criminal Justice Bill now before Parliament.
§ Lord Belstead
My honourable friend the Minister of State has written to the noble Lord indicating that the Government are preparing an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill to remove this anomaly.