The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Justice Secretary, on 19 August 2021.
These figures once again show a government failing victims of crime.
Victims of rape, domestic abuse and serious crime are being left to wait years for justice due to a decade of court closures and an ineffective response to the pandemic.
Time and time again Labour called for the Government to implement measures which would allow our courts to continue to function. They failed to act and it’s victims who are suffering.