HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c119W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers he has to give directions to the Sentencing Guidelines Council. [136260]

Paul Goggins

Subject to the successful passage of the relevant provisions in the Criminal Justice Bill, the Home Secretary of State will have the power, at any time, to propose to the Council that sentencing or allocation guidelines be framed or revised by the Council.