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Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 19524, tabled on 10 December 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) proposed since May 2015; and if he will make an assessment of the (i) effect on and (b)cost to the prison estate of the creation of those offences.

Answered on

15 December 2015

The information requested is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.


My department has issued guidance on the making of new criminal offences, which is located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/481126/creating-new-criminal-offences.pdf

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