Sentencing: Appeals

Attorney General written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Attorney General, how many (a) appeals and (b) successful appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency, in each of the last 20 years.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The statistics from 2000 are provided below. It should be noted that Attorney General’s Office does not hold accurate data prior to 2001 and we are not in possession of the data indicating the number of successful appeals for the year 2000.

Year

Appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency

Successful appeals the Government has made against sentences on the basis of undue leniency

2000

31

Data unavailable

2001

147

90

2002

148

94

2003

96

78

2004

105

66

2005

108

67

2006

144

104

2007

76

53

2008

59

46

2009

84

58

2010

77

60

2011

117

94

2012

82

62

2013

70

61

2014

122

106

2015

136

102

2016

180

130

2017

173

137

2018

140

99

2019

97

63

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