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Administration of Justice: ICT

Justice written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to improve internal communications systems within the criminal justice system.

Photo of Claire Ward Claire Ward Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

We have done much to improve communications within the criminal justice system. Each of the core criminal justice agencies now has a technology infrastructure and we have the put in place the capability for agencies to exchange information securely between each other and with those outside the system.

Of course, we need to continue to improve information sharing, and we are, for example, this year putting in place the ability for the police to gain access to the outcome of court hearings automatically.

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