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Magistrates: Sentencing

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL1788, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to enable magistrates to imprison offenders for up to 12 months.

Answered on

23 October 2017

The Government has no immediate plans to increase the custodial sentencing powers of magistrates but will continue to monitor the position to ensure we provide magistrates with appropriate and proportionate powers to deal with the cases that come before them.