A BRADFORD MP has welcomed “productive steps forward” in the battle for tougher sentences for those who kill or seriously injure others on the roads.

Judith Cummins, Labour MP for Bradford South, raised a question in the House of Commons last month asking when the Government would respond to a consultation on sentences for dangerous driving.

In response yesterday, justice minister Phillip Lee MP promised there would be an announcement “soon”.

Mrs Cummins said: “Dangerous driving is a scourge that blights our city and ruins lives. The promise of an announcement soon is a productive step forwards in the battle against those whose actions cause immeasurable pain to families who have to endure tragic, unnecessary losses.”

Dr Lee said: “The Government is committed to making sure sentencing for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads is proportionate within a context of our wider sentencing framework.”