Sentencing Tariffs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th March 1998.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Minister of State, Home Office 12:00 am, 30th March 1998

We have no plans to amend the tariff systems that apply to mandatory and discretionary life sentences. We intend to ensure that courts have the powers they need. Severe maximum penalties and in some cases minimum and mandatory penalties are available for serious indictable offences. We will keep these penalties under review.