Courts: Video Conferencing:Written question - 127568

Q
(Bolton South East)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Ministry of Justice
Courts: Video Conferencing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the use of virtual courts in criminal proceedings.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 26 February 2018

HM Courts and Tribunals Service have updated the technology available to encourage greater use of video technology in criminal proceedings. This is both to increase court efficiency, reduce unnecessary travel for defendants in custody and reduce stress for vulnerable witnesses and victims.

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