Sexual Offences: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th November 2021.

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Photo of Robbie Moore Robbie Moore Conservative, Keighley

What recent discussions he has had with the Sentencing Council on sentencing guidelines for violent and sexual offences.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) , Assistant Whip

The Secretary of State meets with the Chairman of the Sentencing Council periodically to discuss a range of relevant matters, and has a representative attend Council meetings.

The Council has issued sentencing guidelines for a wide range of violent and sexual offences. While the Council is independent of Government, it is required to consult the Lord Chancellor on guideline development.

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