The Home Secretary was wrong to apply adult criteria on setting a release date for a child detained during Her Majesty’s Pleasure for an offence of murder.
Times 07-May-1996, Gazette 15-May-1996
Appeal from – Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex Parte Venables Regina v Same, Thompson CACD 7-Aug-1996
A sentence of a young person to ‘Detention during Her Majesty’s pleasure’ is not to be thought of as the same as a life sentence; The Home secretary had been unfair in setting the tarriff sentence for two youths convicted of murder on a basis which . .
At First instance – Regina v Secretary of State For The Home Department, Ex Parte Venables, Regina v Secretary of State For The Home Department, Ex Parte Thompson HL 12-Jun-1997
A sentence of detention during her majesty’s pleasure when imposed on a youth was not the same as a sentence of life imprisonment, and the Home Secretary was wrong to treat it on the same basis and to make allowance for expressions of public . .
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Updated: 10 April 2022; Ref: scu.87915