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Courts: Video Conferencing

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 127568, tabled on 8 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the use of virtual courts in criminal proceedings.

Answered on

26 February 2018

HM Courts and Tribunals Service have updated the technology available to encourage greater use of video technology in criminal proceedings. This is both to increase court efficiency, reduce unnecessary travel for defendants in custody and reduce stress for vulnerable witnesses and victims.