Covid-19: CPS Engagement with Local Communities and External Stakeholders

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

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Solicitor-General, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.

I know that the Crown Prosecution Service liaised with external stakeholders through the pandemic, because I spoke to the Director of Public Prosecutions in my role as a former Justice Minister. I am aware that the CPS continued to engage proactively with local communities throughout the pandemic. This engagement assists the CPS in improving its policies and practices. For example, feedback from the CPS’s external consultation groups has helped to develop a joined-up criminal justice system approach to domestic abuse cases.