Wednesday 24 March 2021 / 11:22 AM David Lammy

David Lammy responds to damning PAC report on Ministry of Justice failings

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, responding to the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report which finds “besieged” prisons, probation and courts cannot provide justice for “victims, offenders, taxpayers or society”, said:

“A decade of Conservative cuts to our justice system has left victims waiting years to get justice if they get it at all, while serious criminals are being let off the hook.

“Delays have reached an all-time high as prosecutions for serious crimes like rape have hit an all-time low.

“As this report highlights, ministers need to take urgent action to restore victims’ faith in the justice system, which has been left teetering on the brink of collapse.”