561. Reference of 'unduly lenient' sentences.

If the Attorney General1 considers that a sentence passed by the Court Martial2 in respect of an offence of criminal conduct3 is unduly lenient, and either of the relevant conditions are satisfied, he may refer the case to the Court Martial Appeal Court4 for it to review the sentencing of the offender5. The relevant conditions are that the corresponding offence under the law of England and Wales is under that law an offence which, if committed by an adult, is triable only on indictment, and that the case is of a description specified for these purposes in an order

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