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MP presses minister on dangerous driver sentencing

MP presses minister on dangerous driver sentencing

The Government has again been pressed to announce the results of a consultation on strengthening sentences for those convicted of dangerous driving.

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins raised the issue in the House of Commons yesterday with the senior minister and Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom MP.

She said: “Dangerous driving is a blight on the roads of my Bradford South constituency. The consultation of the Ministry of Justice on strengthening the punishment for drivers who kill or seriously injure others on our roads closed on 1 February2017.

“Is the Leader of the House aware of when the outcome of that consultation will be published? Will she commit to making parliamentary time available to debate that important matter?”

In reply, the Leader of the House praised Mrs Cummins for raising a critical point about dangerous driving, and added:

“She is right that many of us have experienced the awful tragedies and outcomes of dangerous driving. On her behalf, I will look into when we can expect to see a response.”

You can watch Judith’s question below or by clicking here.

 

UK Labour Party