HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1673W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans he has to extend the use of video links for the purpose of sentencing, where appropriate. [151778]

Paul Goggins

I have been asked to reply.

Live video links between courts and prisons can currently be used for preliminary court hearings and the Government are considering whether, subject to the provision of suitable safeguards, these can be extended to sentencing.