The Crown Court Sentencing Survey, which will be launched on 1 October, will also monitor whether current guidelines are effective in covering the wide range of cases that can arise for particular offences. Chairman of the Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Leveson, said: “The participation and commitment of court staff is not only essential to making the survey work, it is absolutely critical. We have a statutory obligation to undertake this work and we simply cannot do it without the help of the courts.” The survey has already been piloted in four Crown Courts – Liverpool, Snaresbrook, Winchester and Worcester – involving all members of the full and part time judiciary.