Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006

Amendment of Infanticide Act 1949.

22.— Section 1(3) of the Infanticide Act 1949 is hereby amended—

(a) in subsection (3)(c), by the substitution of “by reason of a mental disorder (within the meaning of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006)” for “by reason of the effect of lactation”, and

(b) by the substitution of “as for manslaughter and, on conviction may be dealt with under section 6 (3) of the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 as if she had been found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility” for “and punished as for manslaughter”.