Sentencing: Offender Attendance

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons at on 12 September 2023.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Victims and Sentencing)

Thank you, Mr Speaker. I suspect the Minister might anticipate what I am going to ask him because I am beginning to think the Department should be renamed the Department for Justice Delayed. Labour proposed that we change the law on attending sentencing back in 2022, and just last month the Leader of the Opposition said that we were prepared to amend the relevant legislation if there was no action, so why is it taking so long for the Government to intervene on behalf of victims and their families?