Paragraphs 65 to 68 – The Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997
912.Paragraph 66 amends section 9 the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997. Section 9 of the 1997 Act refers to "section 57(2)(a) of the 1995 Act (disposal where accused insane)." The effect is to substitute references to “insane” with a reference to the new statutory defence and plea in bar of trial which is contained in section 168 of this Act.
913.Paragraphs 67 and 68 repeal provisions in the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 that are made redundant by the changes to summary court sentencing powers contained in the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 and by the provisions on remand and committal of children and young persons (contained in section 64 of this Act).