Wednesday 18 September 2019 / 7:44 AM Richard Burgon

The appalling reality is that under the Tories rape conviction rates have fallen to the lowest level since records began – Richard Burgon

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Responding to the government’s announcement on support services for victims of rape and sexual assault, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon MP said:

“The appalling reality is that under this Conservative Government, rape conviction rates have fallen to the lowest level since records began.

“Sweeping cuts across the justice system have undermined how victims are treated and their confidence in it.

“The Tories need to stop simply recycling announcements about a Victim’s Law, which they first promised more than four years ago, and start delivering on it.”

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