Stephen Metcalfe – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Metcalfe on 2015-12-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase the use of digital technology in the courts and tribunals system.

Mr Shailesh Vara

We have secured over £700m of funding to invest in our courts and tribunals system so they deliver swifter, fairer justice. Together with the Crown Prosecution Service, we are already developing shared digital technology for criminal justice so that all can work from the same digital case files. We have introduced online pleas and fines for traffic offences. Courts are now trialling extended opening hours, new ways of scheduling cases to avoid frustration and delays, and extending the use of video links.