Courts: Video Conferencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the use of virtual courts in criminal proceedings.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

HM Courts and Tribunals Service have updated the technology available to encourage greater use of video technology in criminal proceedings. This is both to increase court efficiency, reduce unnecessary travel for defendants in custody and reduce stress for vulnerable witnesses and victims.

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