Justice review: Govt accused of ignoring failings caused by its own budget cuts : Govt Newspeak

Govt Newspeak

Legal campaigners slam pledge to review ‘key issues affecting the system’ after years of calls to increase funding 

Legal campaigners have attacked the government’s announcement of a royal commission on the criminal justice system for “ignoring” the impact of its own budget cuts.

Proposals outlined as part of the Queen’s Speech said the probe would “deliver a fundamental review of the key issues affecting the system” and “make it more efficient and effective”.

But a Downing Street document made no mention of nine years of budget cuts imposed on police and the Ministry of Justice since 2010.

Just 7.4 per cent of all crimes reported in England and Wales now result in a prosecution, while the number of people being punished for offences has hit a record low even as violence rises.

Amid a crisis of violence, self-harm and drugs in prisons, the government has already been forced to reverse…

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