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Victims: Prosecutions

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Solicitor-General with reference to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 729W, on prosecutions, when she expects the comprehensive review of resources available to victim and witness care to report. (315348)

The review referred to was intended to assess and inform the staffing of the joint police/CPS witness care units (WCU), and thereafter the effective deployment of victim and witness care resources.

The first strand of the review, in relation to the staffing of the WCU, has been completed, and CPS resources dedicated to these units have been maintained for the financial year 2010-11. A further strand of the review will take place during 2010, to ensure full consideration is given to the impact of the launch of the National Victims Service.