Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 18th November 2021.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Attorney-General

My hon. Friend raises some very grave cases. I assure her that such offences are within the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme, and that the Solicitor General and I will consider every such referral to us with the greatest care.

I am proud of our work in respect of offending against minors. In three recent cases concerning child sexual abuse, offenders’ non-custodial sentences were replaced with immediate custody, which I hope sends a clear message about how seriously such offending is taken.