Sentencing: Appeals

Attorney General written question – answered on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions he has received requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency in each of the last five years; and on how many of those occasions was the request granted.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The following table contains the number of requests to refer an individual sentence to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency between 2014 and 2018:

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018 to date

Requests to review sentences

676

713

837

943

1015*

Referrals CA

122

136

190

173

138**

Sentences increased

106

102

141

137

79

* 57 cases still under consideration

** 27 referrals to CA still to be heard

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