Accommodation in a children's registered home, pursuant to a remand with conditions under s.23(7) Children and Young Persons Act 1969, was not provided for the purpose of restricting liberty. Accordingly, the period spent on remand would not automatically count towards a custodial sentence.

HL (Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Nolan, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Clyde)


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