Victims' Panel

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 27 February 2017.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she plans to extend the membership of her Department's Victims' Panel.

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

We want to make sure the needs of victims and witnesses are at the heart of a modern justice system. That is why it is vital we learn as much as possible from the experience of real life victims and survivors of crime.

We have re-established the Victims’ Panel so we can get direct feedback from victims and we are keen to continue and develop their valuable contribution. The Victims’ Panel reconvened on the 6 February 2017.

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