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Sexual Offences: Conviction Rates

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 25th February 2016.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee 9:30 am, 25th February 2016

In our enthusiasm to get convictions where they are deserved, can the Solicitor General make sure in his discussions with the Home Office that other parts of the system, particularly the police, do not lose their commitment to justice, and that, while they must owe a proper duty to the complainant, they should not simply ignore potential exculpatory evidence in their investigations?