Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 31 January 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Gould of Potternewton Baroness Gould of Potternewton Deputy Speaker (Lords)

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their decision to extend the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to give the public the right to ask for tougher sentences for nine further terror-related offences, whether they intend to extend that scheme to cases of other serious crime.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Government extended the scope of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to a range of terrorism offences in response to the review of counter-terrorism powers that followed the London and Manchester attacks. This was the first step in meeting the commitment to consider the extension of the scope of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme The Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General are currently considering how the scheme could be extended more generally.

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