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Crime: Victims

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th 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 collect evidence on the effectiveness of the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.

Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whom her Department plans to consult for the 12 month review of the working of the Code of Practice for the Victims of Crime.

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

We have made positive steps to improve the experience of victims, to reduce unnecessary stress and lessen the emotional turmoil of attending court. But we have been clear that more must be done. That is why we will set out our strategy for victims within 12 months, including bringing forward any appropriate legislation.

We are actively considering how compliance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (Victims’ Code) might be improved and monitored. We are also exploring how those responsible for delivery of rights and entitlements might be better held accountable for any failings.

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