HC Deb 14 July 1961 vol 644 c81W
Mr. Rawlinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to furnish to persons responsible for imposing sentences on convicted persons general information about the nature and forms of punishment, as recommended by Paragraph 299 of the Streatfeild Committee on the Business of the Courts; and on what date sentencers can expect to receive the standing booklet, which would include not only information as to the forms of punishment but also information about national trends in crime, as recommended in Paragraphs 299 and 300 of the Report of the Streatfeild Committee.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Consideration is being given to the preparation of a booklet for sentencers as recommended by the Committee, but I am not yet in a position to say when it will be ready for issue.