Written Answers. - Sentence Appeals.

Ben Briscoe


27 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Justice the number of cases in each of the past three years in which the defendants have appealed against the severity of their sentence; the number of appeals which were successful; the role of the State in such appeals; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9106/97]

In relation to the first two parts of the question, I refer the Deputy to Question No. 211 which I answered on 5 March, 1997.

The role of the State in such appeals is a matter for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.