Liz Saville Roberts – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Attorney General

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Liz Saville Roberts on 2016-09-12.

To ask the Attorney General, what his policy is on offences under section 4A of the Protection from Harassment 1998 Act being referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency.

Robert Buckland

Neither of these offences are covered under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and therefore the Law Officers have no power to refer sentences for these offences to the Court of Appeal.

The Government has committed to extending the scope of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme and is carefully considering its approach.