Sentencing

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16 November 2017.

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Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies Conservative, Eastleigh 12:00, 16 November 2017

Controlling behaviour is mentioned in my constituency surgeries and the new law in this area is welcomed. Constituents have also welcomed the Court of Appeal’s increase of the sentence imposed on an offender engaged in serious incidents of violence and controlling behaviour against his partner. The offender is now spending an extra three years in prison, following the Attorney General’s referral of the case through the unduly lenient sentence scheme. Will my hon. and learned Friend please outline what steps he is continuing to take to increase public awareness of the unduly lenient sentence scheme?