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 John Greenway John Greenway Conservative, Ryedale 12:00, 5 April 2001

I welcome the Minister's answer. I recall the changes that took place in 1967, when I was a serving police officer; they, too, speeded up the system. The line that he is taking is the right one. Further to the remarks made by the hon. Member for Cleethorpes (Shona McIsaac), does he agree that that accelerated process now provides a golden opportunity to ensure that every victim has a Crown Prosecution Service official as a specific contact point in the handling of their case?