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Barristers (Strike Action)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Constitutional Affairs – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 18th October 2005.

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Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs 2:30 pm, 18th October 2005

It is irresponsible for barristers to take action that disrupts the courts and harms the interests of victims, witnesses and defendants. Action has been limited and managed locally by the courts, the Legal Services Commission and the Crown Prosecution Service using a range of effective contingency plans.