HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c927W
Mr. Hunter

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a further statement on his proposals to enable sentencers to sentence above the normal for the particular crime where the offender's record is such that he is a danger to the public.

Mr. John Patten

The White Paper "Crime, Justice and Protecting the Public" sets out our proposals for empowering the Crown court to give custodial sentences longer than would be justified by the seriousness of the offence alone to persistent violent and sexual offenders, if this is necessary to protect the public.

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