Covid-19: Backlog of Cases

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 10th December 2020.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Attorney-General

I am grateful for the question from the hon. Lady. I am working with the Lord Chancellor and with all Government Departments to support publicly funded lawyers. At the beginning of the pandemic, the CPS, for which I am mainly responsible, made changes to its system for paying fees to advocates to help support them during this difficult time. In August, the Government invested a further £51 million into the criminal legal aid fee scheme to better reflect the important work that publicly funded barristers provide.