Sentencing (Video Links)

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour/Co-operative, Stroud

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans he has to extend the use of video links for the purpose of sentencing, where appropriate.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

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Live video links between courts and prisons can currently be used for preliminary court hearings and the Government are considering whether, subject to the provision of suitable safeguards, these can be extended to sentencing.

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