Unduly Lenient Sentences

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General 12:00 am, 2nd February 2017

The number of sentences continues to increase. In 2015 we considered 713 requests, but of 80,000 passed in England and Wales in that year, only just over 100 were varied by the scheme. I think that that represents a vote of confidence in our judges and magistrates.