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David Lammy – 2021 Comments on the Public Accounts Committee Report

The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, on 24 March 2021.

A decade of Conservative cuts to our justice system has left victims waiting years to get justice if they get it at all, while serious criminals are being let off the hook.

Delays have reached an all-time high as prosecutions for serious crimes like rape have hit an all-time low.

As this report highlights, ministers need to take urgent action to restore victims’ faith in the justice system, which has been left teetering on the brink of collapse.