Victims of Crime: Mobile Phone Data - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Aberavon Lord Morris of Aberavon Labour 3:29 pm, 8th May 2019

My Lords, I am encouraged by the noble Baroness’s reply. The standardisation of consent forms has caused real concern, not least among police and crime commissioners. As a former criminal law practitioner, I know as a fact how difficult it is to get convictions in the probably around 90% of cases where the defence of someone known to the victim is consent, as opposed to an attack by a complete stranger. Will the Attorney-General, who appears to have agreed the new forms, take personal charge of any review to ensure proportionality, and can we hope that disclosure problems will be substantially reduced and that there will be more successful prosecutions?