Criminal Justice

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:21 pm on 20th July 2006.

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Photo of Julie Morgan Julie Morgan Labour, Cardiff North 12:21 pm, 20th July 2006

I welcome my right hon. Friend's proposals to change the sentencing guidelines. I know that my constituents whose three-year-old daughter was assaulted by Craig Sweeney will particularly welcome the fact that there will no longer be an automatic cut of a third of the sentence for a guilty plea or automatic consideration for parole after serving half the sentence. They have campaigned for that. I pay tribute to the dignified way in which they have dealt with that family tragedy.

Does my right hon. Friend agree that these changes to the sentencing guidelines should be aimed at the most dangerous offenders and those who are the greatest risk to the public?

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molijana
Posted on 21 Jul 2006 3:36 pm (Report this annotation)

in my stupididty i would have thought that someone who pleads guilty should get the full sentence not leaniency for being and hosest criminal

molijana
Posted on 21 Jul 2006 3:36 pm (Report this annotation)

in my stupididty i would have thought that someone who pleads guilty should get the full sentence not leaniency for being and honest criminal

Tartan Giant
Posted on 22 Jul 2006 12:58 am (Report this annotation)

Hear...hear.

Those who plead Not Guilty and are found Guilty should get DOUBLE the sentance - for being liars too.

TG