CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HOME AFFAIRS – SENTENCING POLICY – 30 January 2001

Dr Julian Lewis: Is not it a fact that a large proportion of crimes is committed by a small number of people who commit crimes over and again, yet the "three strikes and you're out" legislation that the Government enacted has not been applied in a single case? If the judges will not apply the law, will the Government reconsider it? What is the point of passing laws when judges are so evidently out of touch with what is required?