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Asked on: 09 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Magistrates: Sentencing
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to enable magistrates to imprison offenders for up to 12 months.
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Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 23 October 2017

The Government has no immediate plans to increase the custodial sentencing powers of magistrates but will continue to monitor the position to ensure we provide magistrates with appropriate and proportionate powers to deal with the cases that come before them.

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