Transparency and Consistency of Sentencing
Bill Presented — Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill
1:08 pm

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Rehman Chishti (Gillingham and Rainham, Conservative)

The point that guidelines should be guidelines was demonstrated after the riots, when in extraordinary circumstances judges used their discretion and gave firm sentences. Guidelines are for ordinary circumstances, but for those extraordinary events judges were spot-on in using their discretion.

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