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 Professor Ross Cranston Professor Ross Cranston Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department 12:00, 5 April 2001

That is very much our policy. As I have said on previous occasions, we are introducing a system whereby the CPS will be the first point of contact with victims. We have just received an evaluation report on the pilots and we are considering it, but later this year we will roll out exactly the sort of system that the hon. Gentleman has mentioned.