David Lammy responds to the Crown Court backlog reaching a new record-high of 60,692 outstanding cases
David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Crown Court backlog reaching a new record-high of 60,692 outstanding cases, said:
“11 years of Conservative cuts and the closure of 295 courts since 2010 has led to a record-breaking Crown Court backlog.
“These delays are failing victims of rape, domestic abuse, violent assault, trafficking and every kind of serious crime.
“In government Labour would put victims first, by rolling out further Nightingale courts, guaranteeing 33,000 extra sitting days and by ensuring the justice system is never left so vulnerable again.”