Sexual Assault backlog

Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)

Under the leadership of Kim McGuinness, our police and crime commissioner, Northumbria police have invested heavily in victim support. But they cannot make up for the wholesale failure of the justice system, with victims telling us that they feel revictimised by the length of delays and the complexity of the process. Does the Minister acknowledge that his plan to get the backlog down to 53,000—still a huge number—will not significantly address the delays? What additional support is he putting in place for the mental health of victims during these long, long delays?


What recent assessment he has made of the impact of the court backlog on the wellbeing of victims of (a) sexual and (b) violent offences. (900209)

And the delays in the courts?


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