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Crime: Victims

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 900163, tabled on 18 May 2021

What progress he has made with the Home Secretary on bringing forward legislative proposals to support victims.

Answered on

18 May 2021

This Government is committed to protecting the public and cutting crime. This means ensuring that victims are supported at every stage of the criminal justice system, so that justice can be secured, victims and the public protected, and offenders punished.

The Victims’ Bill, announced in the Queens’ Speech, will enshrine victims’ rights in law, hold agencies to account for delivering those rights and set expectations for the standard and availability of victim support.

I am working closely with the Home Secretary in preparation for the consultation on this Bill which will take place later this year.

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