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Labour plan to scrap short prison sentences, Conservatives respond

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Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, today outlined Labour’s plans to reduce the number of victims of crime and the costs of reoffending by ending ineffective short prison sentences and investing in proven alternatives. Burgon will commit Labour to legislating for a presumption against ineffective custodial sentences of less than six months. This will not apply to those who have committed violent or sexual offences.

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Letter to Returning Officers

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Minister for the Cabinet Office, Oliver Dowden, provides assurance to Returning Officers that reasonable costs for the 2019 General Election will be reimbursed. …

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