Tuesday 22 June 2021 / 8:29 AM David Lammy / Justice

David Lammy responds to calls for reduced juries to help clear backlog

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Lord Chief Justice’s calls for reduced juries to help clear the backlog, said:

“Labour first called for war-time juries of six in most cases until restrictions were lifted back in January.

“But instead of taking the bold actions needed to clear the backlog, the government dithered and delayed.

“The result is a record-breaking backlog, with tens of thousands of victims being denied justice and countless criminals being let off the hook.”