This week, the Sentencing Council, facilitated by the Justice Committee, hosted an event with MPs and peers to highlight the work of the Council, talk about sentencing more generally and discuss any issues of concern to them or to their constituents.
The event at Portcullis House, Westminster, was attended by a variety of ministers, MPs and Lords including Attorney General Jeremy Wright, Solicitor General Robert Buckland, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims Mike Penning, Lord Faulks, Minister of State for Justice and former Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.
Further information is available here.
The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines for judges and magistrates to use when sentencing people for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences.
Find out more about the consultation exercise.
Read the press release.