Witnesses: Video Recordings

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Ann Coffey Ann Coffey Labour, Stockport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects to complete the roll-out of the Section 28 pilots in Kingston upon Thames, Liverpool and Leeds Crown courts; and if he will make a statement.

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

Section.28 is one of the Special Measures introduced under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. It was commenced for vulnerable witnesses under 16 year olds and those lacking mental or physical capacity in Kingston upon Thames, Liverpool and Leeds Crown Court Centres in December 2013. This was extended to under 18 year olds in January 2017, and will be rolled out nationally for all vulnerable witnesses in a phased approach from this autumn. We are also testing s.28 for certain eligible intimidated victims of sexual offences and modern slavery in Kingston upon Thames, Liverpool and Leeds Crown Court Centres this autumn.

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