Criminal Liability

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th May 2022.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to reform the use of automatism as a legal defence.

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

The Government has no current plans to bring forward legislative proposals in relation to this defence but it will be kept under review.

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