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Structured Sentencing Framework and Sentencing Commission


Sentencing Commission Working Group consultation paper

Response prepared at the request of the Senior Presiding Judge

This is a response to the Consultation Paper issued by the Sentencing Commission Working Group. It has been prepared by a group of High Court Judges put together by the Senior Presiding Judge as having considerable experience both at the Crown Court and at High Court level of trying, sentencing and sitting on appeals in criminal cases. It has also been endorsed by the members of the Rose Committee.

Response by the Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges

Circuit Judges have considerable experience in matters of sentencing and this response is written from a position of practical experience. Whilst the consultation relates to sentencing in all Courts we are concerned that the principal impact will be in the Crown Courts where the more serious offences are tried and sentenced.

Response on behalf of the Magistrates Association