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Sentencing

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 911706, tabled on 2 February 2021

What steps his Department is taking to reform the sentencing system.

Answered on

2 February 2021

The Sentencing White Paper I published in September 2020 set out my plans for a new, smarter approach to sentencing. A system that protects the public, as well as one which the public understand and have confidence in.

These reforms will ensure dangerous criminals are kept in prison for longer, while new measures aim to tackle the underlying causes of criminal behaviour and improve the rehabilitation and supervision of offenders in the community.

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