HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc251-2W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the work of the Sentencing Guidelines Council. [152840]

Paul Goggins

The role of the Sentencing Guidelines Council is to issue guidance on all aspects of sentencing so as to promote consistent and just sentencing by the courts within the framework provided by Parliament. Recruitment of members is currently under way.

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