Wednesday 18 November 2020 / 4:12 PM Justice / Peter Kyle

Peter Kyle responds to the publication of a revised Victims’ Code

Peter Kyle MP, Labour’s Shadow Victims and Youth Justice Minister, responding to the publication of a revised Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, said:

“Any attempt to improve clarity on victims’ rights is welcome. However, the Government needs to go further and give these rights legal force, as the Victims’ Commissioner has argued.

“It has now been five years since the Conservatives first promised a Victims’ Law. Through their inaction and mismanagement of the criminal justice system, this government has prioritised offenders over those most impacted by crime.

“This cannot go on. There is no excuse for further dither and delay.”