Ann Coffey – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ann Coffey on 2016-05-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2015 protocol between the association of chief police officers, the crown prosecution service and HM Courts and Tribunals service to expedite cases involving witnesses under 10 years old.

Mike Penning

This Protocol provides additional guidance on support to young witnesses at Court. The protocol came into effect on the 1st April 2015; currently there are no plans to review it.