Dangerous Driving Offences (Sentencing)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:49 pm on 4th November 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Conservative, Gosport 4:49 pm, 4th November 2014

I congratulate my hon. Friend most wholeheartedly on securing this vital debate. I pass on my condolences to the families he mentioned. I have enormous sympathy for their case. A year ago yesterday, two teenage girls from my constituency were mown down by a gentleman driving at more than twice the speed limit on a cocktail of drugs, for which crime he received a nine-year prison sentence, which amounts to less than 4.5 years per life. Does my hon. Friend agree that that is completely inadequate for the life sentence that that man inflicted on those families?