Sentencing: Appeals

Attorney General written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Attorney General, what criminal convictions he has referred to the Court of Appeal as being unduly lenient in the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

Annual data for the cases that have been referred to the Court of Appeal are publicly available for the years 2014-2016 on the gov.uk website at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office.

In 2017, 173 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.

In 2018, 140 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient, although two of those cases are yet to be heard.

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