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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15009: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when the Sentencing Council plans to publish sentencing guidelines for (a) murder and (b) culpable homicide.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 12 March 2018


The Sentencing Council is an independent body which decides its own business plan. The current plan runs until September 2018 and does not include work in relation to sentencing guidelines for murder or culpable homicide. The Sentencing Council will shortly be preparing its next business plan for the period October 2018 to September 2021.