Sentencing: Appeals

Attorney General written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General

The number of sentences considered by the Solicitor General and I has more than doubled since 2010 – from 342 to 837 requests in 2016. Last year we took 190 of these cases to the Court of Appeal for consideration. The Court of Appeal agreed to increase the sentences of 141 offenders.

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