Sentencing Council for England and Wales:Written question - HL3018

Q
Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 07 November 2016
Ministry of Justice
Sentencing Council for England and Wales
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announcement by the Cabinet Office in April 2011 that all non-departmental bodies would have to undergo a substantive triennial review in accordance with the Public Bodies Act 2011, whether the Sentencing Council has undergone such a review; and if so, with what result.
A
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 21 November 2016

Triennial reviews were developed by government to assess the ongoing need for the function of a non-departmental public body. Due to its unique role in maintaining the constitutional balance between the executive, legislature, and the judiciary, this question was not relevant to the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. The Ministry of Justice and Cabinet Office therefore agreed it would be exempt from the requirement to undergo a triennial review.

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