Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lord Hamilton & Lord Gill criticise ‘Sentencing Council’ plan – The movie

The Lord President Lord Hamilton & the Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Gill appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee to discuss, and criticise some of the plans contained in Criminal Justice and Licensing Scotland Bill, particularly those plans relating to the ‘Sentencing Council’, an idea from the Scottish Government to give communities and victims a say in the recommended lengths of sentences of those found guilty of offences ..

You can read our earlier report on the debate HERE

Watch the testimony of Lord Hamilton & Lord Gill here (be careful your veins don’t drain of life while watching – Ed)

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

(I thought the best bit was when Lord Gill called the whole thing a quango – Ed)

Lord Gill sums it all up in one word – phew !

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