News Round-Up Week Ending 27.5.16
(Posted on 27/05/16)Share:
â€œCriminal justice system close to breaking pointâ€:
A report by the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has described the criminal justice system as "bedevilled by long-standing poor performance, including delays and inefficiencies", warning that cutbacks are affecting the ability of courts to deliver justice, the BBC reports.
The report found:
"These are damning statistics,â€ committee chairwoman Meg Hillier said. "An effective criminal justice system is a cornerstone of civil society but ours is at risk. Too little thought has been given to the consequences of cutbacks with the result that the system's ability to deliver justice, together with its credibility in the eyes of the public, is under threat."
The Ministry of Justice said it would "reflect on the recommendations".