Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2011

Summary of the Bill: 'To make provision about legal aid; to make further provision about funding legal services; to make provision about costs and other amounts awarded in civil and criminal proceedings; to make provision about sentencing offenders, including provision about release on licence or otherwise; to make provision about bail and about remand otherwise than on bail; to make provision about the employment, payment and transfer of persons detained in prisons and other institutions; to make provision about penalty notices for disorderly behaviour and cautions; and to create new offences of threatening with a weapon in public or on school premises.' Enacted as Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

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