Yasmin Qureshi MPFollow
Member of Parliament for Bolton South East. Shadow Justice Minister. Chair of @APPGHPTs #Primodos and @APPGreligion @appghajjumrah
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Incredibly, even as these cases pile up the Gov. is selling yet more #courts and leaving others shut (see @CourtsIdle); this is cruel and wrong. The Gov. needs to open those courts & stop playing with people's lives. Justice is a right, not a privilege of the few #thelawisbroken
Broken down by offence, the average time per case increased by around 100 days for sexual offences and 173 days for rape specifically. 'Offences against the person' cases took 8% longer, burglary 21%. This brutal attack on our #justicesystem is causing untold harm to victims.
Coverage here of some shocking responses to #justice questions I asked recently. In ten years of #austerity, average time from referral to end of case in all cases where CPS chose to charge has risen by 50 days. That's 50 more days of lives on hold. 1/2 theguardian.com/law/2019/oct/0…