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Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th October 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his oral contribution of 9 October, Official Report, column 10, what the Government’s definition of a petty offender is.

Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Secretary of State was using the phrase petty offender in accordance with its ordinary meaning, namely an offender who commits offences which are not considered serious when compared with some other offences.