Regina v Cunningham: CACD 1993

Referring to the 1992 Practice Statement on sentencing following introduction of the 1991 Act, Lord Taylor of Gosforth CJ said: ‘The Practice Statement does not require an arithmetically precise calculation to be made. Its object was to give general guidance by alerting sentencers to the changed regime of early release and requiring them to have regard to the possible effects of passing sentences after October 1992 of the same length as those they would have passed before. Precise and calculated comparisons are not possible.’


Lord Taylor of Gosforth CJ


[1993] 1 WLR 183


Criminal Justice Act 1991


England and Wales


CitedPractice Statement (Crime: Sentencing) LCJ 1992
1. Sections 32 to 40 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 come into force on 1 October 1992. They make radical changes with regard to sentences.
2. Remission is abolished.
3. Parole will affect only those sentenced to four years’ . .

Cited by:

CitedUttley, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department HL 30-Jul-2004
In 1995 the defendant was sentenced to twelve years for rapes committed in 1983. He complained that the consequences of the later sentence were adverse because of the 1991 Act. He would now serve three quarters of the sentence rather than two . .
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