Registered Intermediaries

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th November 2016.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answers of 26 February 2014 to Questions 184188 and 184187, how many requests were made for each age group of vulnerable witnesses for registered intermediaries by (a) the police, (b) the Crown Prosecution Service, (c) courts, (d) solicitors and (e) other groups in each year since 2013.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Protecting victims is our top priority. In 2015 we doubled the number of Registered Intermediaries to increase the numbers available to help vulnerable witnesses/victims. The following table provides the requested information for years 2014 and 2015 and for the year to date 2016. Only the police, CPS, courts and solicitors may request a registered intermediary.

2014

0-4

5-11

12-17

18+

65+

Courts

0

0

0

0

0

CPS

35

270

191

380

23

Police

371

631

454

878

101

Solicitor

0

0

1

2

0

2015

0-4

5-11

12-17

18+

65+

Courts

1

0

1

0

0

CPS

33

559

293

477

36

Police

507

1,555

732

1,191

109

Solicitor

0

2

0

1

0

2016

0-4

5-11

12-17

18+

65+

Courts

0

0

2

2

0

CPS

27

465

260

405

28

Police

494

1,661

747

1,077

72

Solicitor

0

8

1

2

0

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