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26 October 2010

Parliament’s Justice Select Committee is calling for contributions to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on its draft guideline on assault. They have set out a range of questions on which they wish to gather evidence, such as the proposed structure, the balance between harm and culpability and the impact on victims and the reduction of reoffending.

Chairman of the Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Leveson, said: “I am delighted that the Justice Select Committee has been prepared to take time to obtain evidence and consider our proposed Guideline and I look forward to seeing their contribution to our work.”