Attorney General questions

On Tuesday 25th March, Valerie asked the Solicitor General:

“I asked the Solicitor General if he could outline what steps he is taking to support the victims in these rape cases?”

Solicitor General, Oliver Heald replied:

“A range of special measures can be taken in the courts themselves to make the experience of court less troubling for vulnerable witnesses. There are also witness care units. I have already mentioned the rape and serious sexual offences units, which are another part of our efforts to support witnesses. As the hon. Lady has implied, if prosecutions of this kind are to be effective, there must be confident witnesses who are prepared to explain exactly what happened, and that is what we are aiming to achieve.”