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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text 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. more like this
tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
tabling member printed
Liz Saville Roberts more like this
uin 200706 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
answer text <p>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:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018 to date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Requests to review sentences</p></td><td><p>676</p></td><td><p>713</p></td><td><p>837</p></td><td><p>943</p></td><td><p>1015*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Referrals CA</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>136</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>138**</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sentences increased</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>137</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* 57 cases still under consideration</p><p>** 27 referrals to CA still to be heard</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T11:16:56.703Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4521
label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1056995
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text 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. more like this
tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
tabling member printed
Sir John Hayes more like this
uin 218755 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>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: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics?departments%5B%5D=attorney-generals-office</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017, 173 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, 140 cases were referred to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient, although two of those cases are yet to be heard.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T09:56:24.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T09:56:24.277Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1083604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 more like this
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on weight given to victim statements under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 229766 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>Making a personal statement gives a victim of crime a voice in the criminal justice system. It enables them to explain the impact the crime has had on them in their own words so that it can be taken into account when an offender is sentenced.</p><p>The weight to be given to the impact a crime has had on a victim is a matter of discretion for the sentencing judge and will vary from case to case. It is one of several factors that the sentence judge will have to consider.</p><p>Where the case is one within the unduly lenient sentencing scheme and the a Law Officer considers that the sentencing judge has not given proper weight to the impact a crime has had on the victim, then they may decide to refer the case to the Court of Appeal as being potentially unduly lenient.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sentences were reduced on appeal because they were manifestly excessive in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 273764 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
answer text <p>Information on the numbers of sentences reduced on appeal because they were manifestly excessive is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>Data on appeals against convictions and sentences heard in the Crown Court is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019</a> and data on appeals against convictions and sentences heard in the Court of Appeal is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/civil-justice-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T13:35:38.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:35:38.397Z
answering member
4106
label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this