Clause 28

Part of Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 7:15 pm ar 20 Tachwedd 2007.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Justice) 7:15, 20 Tachwedd 2007

No, I do not find it shocking. What I find welcoming is that there is a procedure that deals with the issue. Nor do I find it shocking, for example, that the Court of Appeal quashes convictions. Its purpose is to provide a proper braking system, or a sieve, to prevent injustice either to a wrongly convicted or overly sentenced defendant, or to a victim who sees a defendant given an unduly lenient sentence. However, we should not engineer a system whereby planted questions lead to the unnecessary abuse of individuals.