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Saturday, July 16, 2016

MP questions new PM about driving offences sentencing

Susan Elan Jones MP has tabled four written questions in Parliament about sentencing for driving offences.

Her questions coincide with a new Prime Minister taking office.

The Clwyd South Labour Member was awarded the title of 2015 Parliamentarian of the Year by road safety charity Brake.

Now, she is calling on Theresa May and her new Justice Secretary to sort out a Government review of motoring offences and penalties with immediate effect.

The four questions Susan Elan Jones MP has formally tabled are:

 - To ask the Secretary of State if and when a public consultation on motoring offences and penalties will be conducted as part of the government’s announced sentencing review.
 - To ask the Secretary of State when the results of the government’s sentencing review on motoring offences and penalties are expected to be published.
 - To ask the Secretary of State what recent discussions he has had with the Department for Transport about the government’s sentencing review on motoring offences and penalties.
 - To ask the Secretary of State to make a statement about the proposed purpose of the review into sentencing of motoring offences and penalties.

Ms Jones said: "The Government promised a review of motor offences and penalties in 2014. I appreciate now that this is now being considered alongside a review of other offences.

"However it is not fair to the victims of road traffic accidents and the families of those killed on our roads that they should have to wait any longer. Everyone knows that the current sentences for driving offences are a nonsense. That's why I am calling on the new Prime Minister and her Justice Secretary to get this all sorted as soon as possible." 

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