Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th April 2016.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 12:00 am, 26th April 2016

I am very aware of the tragic case of my hon. Friend’s constituent, and our deepest sympathies go to his family. Since 2010 the custody rate for causing death by dangerous driving has risen from 52% to 61%, and the average prison sentence has risen by around six months to just under four years. We will look again at that area, and my hon. Friend is right to say that there should be commensurable consistency with sentencing for homicide offences.