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Prosecutions

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 900832, tabled on 25 February 2020

What assessment he has made of the effect of delays in the (a) charging and (b) requisitioning of suspects on the outcome of subsequent court cases.

Answered on

25 February 2020

The government has committed to recruiting 20,000 more police officers, investing £85 million in the CPS and doubled funding for support services to support victims of the most harmful crimes through the criminal justice process. I also welcome the announcement made by the Homes Secretary that the Government will review the use of pre-charge bail.

We’re also working across the CJS to help agencies join up and make processes more effective and efficient.

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