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Victims: EU Action

Justice written question – answered on 13th March 2012.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of whether the 2011 proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime will improve the position of victims of crime in the UK.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

As negotiations on the directive are ongoing it is not yet possible to fully assess its likely impact on the position of victims of crime in the UK. However, we are confident it will significantly improve the position of British victims of crime in other EU countries.

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