Dr Kennedy Graham, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
To omit this clause (line 13 on page 298 to line 16 on page 299).
Clause 431 allows for procedural matters to be taken into account for sentencing. Procedural non-compliance falls into a different category than other aggravating factors. A defendant should be sentenced solely on the weight of the crime. Procedural non-compliance should be dealt with through procedural ways. This SOP therefore omits clause 431.