Constitutional Affairs Committee: Future Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend public committee meetings. Details of subjects and witnesses are set out below.

The latest details of all committee meetings are available on the Select Committee Calendar

Live audio-visual webcast coverage of some committee meetings is now available on
Coverage of committees meeting in public but which are not being televised or webcast live will be available in audio-only. Webcasts are available via the on-demand searchable archive for 14 days from their original transmission.

The Parliamentary Recording Unit continues to supply tape recordings of televised commitee meetings on request and can be contacted at or on 020 7219 5511.


Draft Sentencing Guidelines: Assaults

Following the establishment of the Ministry of Justice, the Constitutional Affairs Committee has taken over responsibility (from the Home Affairs Committee) for the scrutiny of Consultation Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Sentencing Guidelines Council. As part of this process, the Committee will take evidence on the draft Sentencing Guidelines on Assaults.

Details of the oral evidence session are as follows:

Tuesday 23 October in The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 5.00 pm: Cindy Barnett, Magistrates' Association and Bruce Houlder QC, Criminal Bar Association

At 5.30 pm: Helen Leney, Thames Valley Statutory Adult Restoration Service