Remand in Custody: Children

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd February 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on children of the extended custody time limits introduced in The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The relevant Equalities Impact Statement is publicly available on gov.UK: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/953/pdfs/uksipes_20200953_en.pdf

As we have announced, a Statutory Instrument to remove children from The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 will be introduced as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

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