CPS Complex Casework Units

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 18th March 2021.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General

I welcome the Attorney General to his place. The recent inspectorate report on complex case units highlighted that CCU heads are often also responsible for rape and serious sexual offence units, despite the report five years ago stating that the expectation was that RASSO units would be staffed with rape specialist prosecutors. Rape prosecution levels are at an all-time low and urgent action is needed, so will the Attorney General back our survivors support plan calling for rape to be a clear named permanent specialism within the CPS?