Road Traffic Offences

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the proposed purpose is of the review into sentencing of motoring offences and penalties.

Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the sentencing review of motoring offences and penalties.

Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the results of the sentencing review of motoring offences and penalties will be published.

Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Labour, Clwyd South

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if a public consultation on motoring offences and penalties will be conducted as part of the Government's announced sentencing review.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Both the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Transport are aware of concerns about a number of issues relating to serious driving offences and the maximum penalties those offences carry. The Government are committed to making sure that the courts have sufficient powers to deal with driving offences appropriately and proportionately within the context of our wider sentencing framework. It is our intention to commence a consultation before the end of the year which will look at driving offences and penalties.

The new Justice Secretary will meet the new Transport Secretary to discuss further in due course.

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