Rape: Trials:Written question - 9828

(Camberwell and Peckham)

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Asked on: 11 September 2017
Ministry of Justice
Rape: Trials
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials where the information on applications to use a complainant's previous sexual activity made under subsection 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 is held.
Answered by: Dr Phillip Lee
Answered on: 13 November 2017

The Attorney General and the previous Justice Secretary committed to look at how the law on the admissibility of complainants’ sexual history is operating in practice.

The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed a sample of finalised rape prosecution files to assess the frequency and outcome of applications seeking to introduce into rape proceedings evidence of the complainant's sexual history.

Grouped Questions: 9826

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