Guidelines for JPs
On 22 August 2008, the Lord Justice General issued a Practice Note which applies to all judges. This note states that the fact that a sentence was discounted and the sentence that would otherwise have been imposed, but for the operation of section 196 of the 1995 Act, should be recorded in the court minutes.
It also states that “The sentencing judge should take steps to ensure that the clerk of court makes an appropriate entry in the court minutes. ”
The full practice note can be found by clicking here