Penal Servitude Act 1891

1 Amendment of law as to term of penal servitude and as to sentences of imprisonment.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where under any enactment in force when this section comes into operation a court has power to award a sentence of penal servitude, the sentence may, at the discretion of the court, be for any period not less than three years, and not exceeding either five years, or any greater period authorised by the enactment.

(2)Where under any Act now in force or under any future Act a court is empowered or required to award a sentence of penal servitude, the court may in its discretion, unless such future Act otherwise provides, award imprisonment for any term not exceeding two years . . . F1

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

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