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Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Labour, South Dorset 11:30 am, 14th May 2003

In October last year, a 15-year-old constituent of mine, Anthony Waklin, was killed by a speeding motorist while cycling through his home village, Wool. The 18-year-old driver concerned already owed £1,400 in driving fines and had no licence or insurance. Last week magistrates sentenced him to a paltry £200 fine and a two-year driving ban. Can my right hon. Friend please assure my upset and concerned constituents in Wool that amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill will prevent such injustices in sentencing from happening again?