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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Community Orders 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of commencing Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 to allow courts to deal more appropriately with low-level offences by repeat offenders through the use of community orders rather than fines. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to commence Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which allows courts, in certain circumstances, to use community orders for repeat offenders who might otherwise expect to receive fines.</p><p> </p><p>Section 143(2) of that Act requires courts to treat previous convictions as an aggravating factor when sentencing. For shop theft offences, the Sentencing Council’s guideline on theft offences came into force in 2016. This guideline allows for the imposition of community sentences for shop theft in a wide range of circumstances. In cases involving significant persistent offending, the community and custodial thresholds may be crossed even though the offence otherwise warrants a lesser sentence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:40:51.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:40:51.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this