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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

The number of sentences considered by the Law Officers—the Attorney General and myself—has trebled since 2010. There were approximately 1,000 referrals last year, of which 86 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal and 50 offenders had their sentences increased.