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Criminal Sentencing: Leniency

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 25th February 2016.

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Photo of Rebecca Harris Rebecca Harris Conservative, Castle Point 9:30 am, 25th February 2016

Can the Attorney General confirm that he is fulfilling our manifesto commitment to review the unduly lenient sentences scheme, and will he comment specifically on whether that review will take into account family courts, where it is currently at the discretion of the presiding judge whether to refer up sentences of serious cases of sexual crimes and rape?