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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Attorney General Questions: Victims Law

Today, I asked a the Attorney General when the Government will fulfill its pledge to introduce a victims law.

The Attorney General promised that it will be introduced sometime during this parliament.

I believe that this is such an important issue as it will see victims kept informed about their case and courts will allow most to provide a personal impact statement.

At the moment, a victims’ code sets out guidance for courts, police and the probation service. The proposed law, which will be subject to a bill in the next Parliament, will enshrine several of its measures into legislation.

The code’s entitlement for victims to tell the sentencing judge and offender how a crime has impacted their life through a statement is among the measures that will become law.
The information service will include a helpline and website and aims to guide victims to support services.