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Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme: Extension

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

My hon. Friend is quite right. It has always been recognised in our criminal justice system that punishment includes not only deterrence but rehabilitation. That is something we seek to do in our sentencing regime and in our criminal justice system generally. My hon. Friend is right to highlight that feature.