Driving Offences: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress the sentencing council has made on producing guidelines for sentencing serious motoring offences; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects the consultation on the review of driving offences will be launched.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Driving offences can have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones, which is why tough sentences are available to the courts. Further information about the driving review will be available in due course.

As a result of this review, the independent Sentencing Council have paused their review of sentencing guidelines.

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