Magistrates Courts: Sentencing:Written question - 48989

(Stockton North)
Asked on: 19 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Magistrates Courts: Sentencing
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government Response to the Justice Committee’s Eighteenth Report of Session 2017-19: The Role of the Magistracy, CP192, what progress he has made on compiling the evidence base required to inform a decision on extending the custodial sentencing powers of Magistrates; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 04 June 2020

The Government has no current plans to increase magistrates’ custodial sentencing powers and has made no recent assessment of the impact of doing so.

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