Dangerous Driving

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Conservative, Charnwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reviewing the sentencing guidelines applicable to offences involving deaths caused by driving.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Sentencing guidelines are issued by the independent Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

As the government are actively considering offences and penalties in this area the Council have postponed their review of sentencing guidelines for causing death by driving.

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