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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of domestic violence have been imprisoned for contempt of court in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
unstar this property uin 222123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic violence and abuse is a dreadful crime and has no place in our society. Tackling it has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding their lives and reporting these crimes, and to make sure perpetrators are brought to justice. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies. More recently we have added an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at Commons Committee stage to create a new offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible separately to identify from this centrally held information how many people imprisoned for contempt of court have also been victims of a crime. This detailed information may be held on court records but is not reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. As such, the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review UK domestic violence sentencing guidelines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Annette Brooke more like this
unstar this property uin 211159 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Sentencing guidelines are produced independently of Government, by the Sentencing Council. The guidelines are available on the Sentencing Council website. Any decision to review the overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence is a matter for the Sentencing Council.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence makes clear that because an offence has been committed in a domestic context there are likely to be aggravating factors present which make it more serious. The guideline sets out in some detail certain aggravating, and mitigating factors, which are of particular relevance to offences committed in a domestic context. All courts must take this guideline into account, and they must also follow sentencing guidelines for individual offences. This makes sure that the courts have a consistent approach to the task of determining the appropriate sentence in each case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Annette Brooke more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of domestic abuse were given a prison sentence in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
unstar this property uin 160173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Offences involving domestic abuse can take various forms and are prosecuted under the offence in law that best reflects their nature and circumstances, for example, harassment, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, a public order offence. These offences can take the form of domestic abuse or non-domestic abuse. Data collected from courts does not distinguish between the two and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2018-07-11T13:46:27.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-11T13:46:27.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to ensure that actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm in a domestic setting are included in sentencing guidelines as an aggravating factor. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
unstar this property uin 7459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The current overarching sentencing guideline on Domestic Violence, issued by the independent Sentencing Council for England and Wales, applies to all offences involving domestic violence, including instances of actual and grievous bodily harm. This guideline makes it clear that the domestic setting can be considered as an aggravating factor for sentencing.</p><p> </p><p>In March, the Sentencing Council launched a consultation on revised guidelines for domestic abuse and intimidatory offences which ran until 30 June. Further information can be found on the Council’s website: <a href="http://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>The Domestic Abuse Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech, will also contain provisions to protect the victims of domestic violence and abuse.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:55:39.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:55:39.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that victims of domestic violence, following the sentencing of an offender, receive (1) the precise sentence outcome, (2) accurate and relevant information about the possible impact of a sentence, and (3) the date of an offenders bail and prison release, to ensure that safeguarding mechanisms can be put in place; and what plans they have to enable victims of such violence to appeal sentencing decisions. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
unstar this property uin HL17593 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Under the Code of Practice for Victim’s of Crime, all victims have the right to be notified of the offender’s sentence and receive a short explanation about the meaning and effect of the sentence. We committed in the Victims Strategy published last year to review the process for informing victims of offenders’ sentences and what they mean and we are currently consulting on proposals for revising the code, which will be followed by a consultation on a draft revised code.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory National Probation Service Victim Contact Scheme is available to victims of violent and sexual offences, where the offender receives a sentence of 12 months or more. The Scheme provides victims with information and advice about the criminal justice process – including explaining the sentence to them and ensuring that they are informed of the offender’s release.</p><p> </p><p>In such cases, victims also have the statutory right to request conditions that can be attached to the offender's release licence. These can include a no contact condition, and an exclusion zone covering areas where the victim lives, works, or travels too frequently. The offender risks being recalled to prison should they breach any of their licence conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Offenders who have committed an eligible sexual or violent offence and sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment will be managed under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). Under MAPPA, the Prison, Probation and Police Services are required to work together to assess and manage the risks presented by such offenders. Thus, the MAPPA plan for managing the risk to such offenders must include measures to protect previous victims from further harm.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) develop strategies to help and protect domestic abuse victims at high risk of murder or serious harm. Agencies including the Police, providers of probation services, health and child protection, as well as Independent Domestic Violence Advisers, share information and develop actions to protect the victim.</p><p> </p><p>In respect of appealing sentencing decisions, the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme enables anyone, including victims, the ability to ask the Attorney General to consider referring sentences for certain offences which he believes to be unduly lenient, to the Court of Appeal. The offences covered by the scheme are indictable only offences that are heard in the Crown Court, and certain triable either way offences when heard in the Crown Court. The scheme has a statutory 28-day time limit for referrals to be made. The scheme ensures there is a route for victims, their families, and the public, to question sentences imposed by the court for certain cases.</p><p> </p><p>If a case is referred, it will be a matter for the Court of Appeal to determine whether the sentence should remain as it is, be increased, or whether guidance should be issued for future cases.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:20.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:20.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this