CPS: Serious and Organised Crime

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

My hon. Friend is right to draw the House’s attention once again to the grim reality of modern-day slavery. The importance of the CPS in providing early investigative advice in all cases has been underlined, because solely relying on the testimony of victims, who are often vulnerable, can lead to challenges. I am happy to say that in the last year, there was a 119% increase in cases where that vital early advice was provided to the police.