Rape: Trials

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117911, how many of the cases selected by the CPS to assess the frequency and outcome of applications seeking to introduce into rape proceedings evidence of the complainant's sexual history under section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 involved guilty pleas.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The audit case questionnaire completed by the individual CPS areas did not capture information with regards to plea.

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