Courts: Video Conferencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th November 2016.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to start the national roll-out of pre-recorded cross-examination for young vulnerable witnesses following the pilot of section 28 of the Youth and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

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

The roll-out of pre-trial cross examination for all vulnerable witnesses, including children, will commence in January 2017. The roll-out across all Crown Courts should be complete by the end of the year.

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