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05 December 2023

PRT briefing on the Sentencing Bill

We have prepared a briefing to assist MPs for the upcoming second reading debate on the Sentencing Bill in the House of Commons on 6 December.

This briefing focuses on the following provisions within the bill:

  • Mandatory life sentences: whole life orders (clause 1)
  • Sexual offences attracting special custodial sentence for offenders of particular concern; and removal of early release for certain sex offenders (clauses 2–5 and clause 7)
  • Duty to impose suspended sentence order for sentences of 12 months or less (clause 6)
  • Extension of home detention curfew (clause 8)

You can download a copy of the briefing below.

PRT briefing for second reading stage of the Sentencing Bill

Read our briefing to assist MPs for the upcoming second reading debate on the Sentencing Bill in the House of Commons.

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