David Lammy on backlog of court cases
David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to a report warning that the backlog of court cases could take up to 10 years to clear, said:
“There can be no more dithering or delay when it comes to co-opting empty public buildings to act as temporary courts during the pandemic, as Labour has been telling the government to do for months.
“This is a backlog which has been building up long before Covid-19, due to a decade of court closures and cuts. Now the virus has compounded the problem even further, the government must take urgent action.
“Justice delayed too long becomes justice denied.”