Sentencing

Attorney General written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has to extend the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General

Whilst in the vast majority of cases sentencing judges get it right, the ULS scheme is essential in ensuring that victims, family members and the public are able to request that sentences they think are unduly lenient can be reviewed.

The Government re-committed in our manifesto that we will extend the scope of the scheme. As a first step, an extension of the scheme to further terrorism offences came into effect last August.

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