Rehabilitation and Sentencing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 7th December 2010.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East 3:34 pm, 7th December 2010

Earlier this year in my constituency, a driver who had been drinking crashed into a group of teenagers on the pavement, seriously and permanently injuring them. At the trial, the judge bitterly complained that he could give him only the maximum two-year sentence for dangerous driving. Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman join me in supporting the Drive for Justice campaign to give judges more flexibility in sentencing dangerous drivers?