Coronavirus: Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Lord Pendry Lord Pendry Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have been prosecuted for not wearing a face covering on the South Eastern main line since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness Scott of Bybrook Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

National Statistics on prosecutions and convictions for the second and third quarter of 2020 are due for publication in November 2020 and February 2021, respectively, with detailed offence level data for the whole of 2020 planned for publication in May 2021. Our statisticians are currently considering what data related to Covid-19 impacts can be gathered and prioritised from court management information systems in time for quality assurance and publication; prosecutions for this type of offence, under the appropriate legislation, may be included. They will notify users through regular statistical publications and updates will be announced on gov.uk.

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