Bradford South MP Judith Cummins has welcomed ‘productive steps forward’ in the battle for tougher sentences for those who kill or seriously injure others on our roads.
The Labour MP raised a question in the House of Commons last month asking when the Government would respond to a consultation on sentences for dangerous driving.
In a follow up letter to Mrs Cummins today, justice minister Phillip Lee MP has promised there will be an announcement ‘soon’. He also thanked Mrs Cummins for her own submission to the consultation.
Mrs Cummins said: “This is a very serious issue. Dangerous driving is a scourge that blights our city and ruins lives, often in the most tragic of ways. I am pleased that the government is paying attention. The promise of an announcement soon is a productive step forwards in the battle against those whose actions cause immeasurable pain to families who have to endure tragic, unnecessary losses.”
In his letter, Dr Lee said: “Let me assure you that the government is committed to making sure sentencing for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads is proportionate within the context of our wider sentencing framework.”
He said the government’s response would be announced soon.