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Criminal Justice System

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards

It is not just in the CPS that there are delays and bottlenecks. The Home Secretary will know that in the court system, too, there are very significant delays exacerbated in some cases by the lack of access to legal aid, which means defendants having to represent themselves. Will she say what discussions she is having with her counterparts in the Ministry of Justice about speeding up the courts process?