As soon as a person who has been committed to prison for contempt of court or any kindred offence1 has served one-half of the term for which he was committed, it is the duty of the Secretary of State2 to release him unconditionally3. Where such a person is also serving one or more sentences of imprisonment4, however, the Secretary of State is not so required
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234