Rape Convictions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

My right hon. Friend rightly draws attention to the importance of giving victims the confidence to come forward and not only report these offences but take them through the system—there is quite a high drop-out rate between the reporting of an offence and the case being prosecuted in court. She mentions a particular centre in her constituency that is doing excellent work; I hope that some of the additional money announced last week may find its way into that centre’s hands to help with its work. The 2003 Act is among the matters being considered as part of the review that will report back in spring next year.