Criminal Justice (Violent Crime Prevention) Bill 2008: First Stage.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Criminal Justice Acts, to abolish automatic remission of sentences in criminal cases, to provide a minimum 25 year term to be served on conviction of murder, to provide civil restrictions on persons involved in organised criminal activity and to provide for connected matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

As it is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.