Edward Argar makes statement on Victims Strategy
10 September 2018 (updated on 10 September 2018)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Edward Argar, made a statement on Victims Strategy today in the House of Commons.
Following the publication of the Government's Victim Strategy on 10 September, a statement was made in the House of Commons Chamber.
- Government Victims Strategy (external website)
The Under Secretary announced the launch of the Government's Victims Strategy, which sets out the Government's vision for victims of crime in England and Wales. He went on to state that the Government wanted a justice system that supports even more victims to speak up with the certainty that they will be understood, protected and supported, whether or not they report a crime and regardless of their circumstances or background.
The Shadow Minister for Justice, Gloria Del Piero, responded on behalf of the Opposition and welcomed the progress to assist victims of crime, but went on to state that there was a need for primary legislation to be set in place for victims' rights.
- Watch the statement on Parliament TV: statement on Victims Strategy
- Read Commons Hansard: statement on Victims Strategy