CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

JUSTICE – SENTENCING POLICY & TERRORISM – 3 February 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: How seriously should we take the recent report that one of Lee Rigby’s killers claims to be a reformed character?

[The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Robert Buckland): I have not seen that report. It is a matter for those responsible for the assessment of risk within the custodial estate to look at the evidence, to professionally assess it and to understand the particularly unique risks posed by the terrorist cohort. I think the thrust of my right hon. Friend’s question was precisely on that point, and it is well understood.]