Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke moved a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 2 February on the work of the Sentencing Council and the transparency and consistency of sentencing.
Shadow Justice Minister, Andy Slaughter, responded to the debate on behalf of the Opposition. Watch and read the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.
Justice Select Committee Reports
The Justice Committee has published a number of reports relevant to the debate including:
Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.