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Crimes of Violence: Acids

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for revised guidelines on sentencing people convicted of offences involving corrosive substances to be published.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The sentencing guidelines are issued by the independent Sentencing Council.

The Council is currently developing new guidelines on offences relating to possession of offensive weapons and threats to use them, which include possession and threats involving corrosive substances.

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