Judicial Sentencing Commission Bill 2013: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to promote greater transparency and consistency in judicial sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the Judiciary, to establish a Judicial Sentencing Commission, to promote a clear, fair and consistent approach to judicial sentencing, to produce analysis and research on sentencing, and to promote public confidence in judicial sentencing.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.