Oral Answers to Questions — Serious Cases (Crown Court)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 April 2001.

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Photo of Shona McIsaac Shona McIsaac Labour, Cleethorpes 12:00, 5 April 2001

How will the Narey reforms specifically benefit the victims of serious crime or the families who are left behind? All too often, victims perceive that it takes far too long for cases to come to court; they feel neglected and that they do not know what is happening. The justice system is designed to deal with crooks and criminals, and victims often feel that crooks and criminals have more rights than they do.