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Theft: Pets

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 252612, tabled on 9 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to review sentencing guidance for people who commit pet theft.

Answered on

17 May 2019

It is for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, which is independent of government, to develop sentencing guidelines and monitor their use.

The Theft guideline and evaluation are available here: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/publications?s&topic=theft-offences