Homicide: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 16th June 2021.

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Photo of Anna McMorrin Anna McMorrin Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish details of the independent review into the sentencing of domestic homicides.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

This Government fully recognises the devastation that domestic homicides cause and is committed to improving outcomes for victims of domestic abuse in all its forms and, crucially, preventing more victims in the future.

A number of concerns have been raised over the way in which sentencing outcomes are reached in cases of domestic homicide, and therefore we have committed to undertake a review of sentencing practice in domestic homicide cases. We have already worked with the Crown Prosecution Service to identify relevant cases, in order that sentencing outcomes and remarks can be analysed. We will provide further detail on the review in due course.

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