To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many witnesses have received support from the court-based witness service in each year since 2010.
This Government is committed to ensuring that both prosecution and defence witnesses receive timely and effective emotional and practical support to help them give their best evidence in criminal courts in England and Wales.
The number of witnesses who have received support from the Ministry of Justice grant funded court based Witness Service since 2010 (data available pre-2013 is rounded data) as reported by the provider is set out in the table below.:
Number of witnesses supported