Call for Evidence
Terms of reference
The Committee welcomes written evidence on:
- The impact of Covid-19 on court sitting days and the backlog of cases, including whether the one-off additional funding and 4,500 additional days provided for 2020/21 is sufficient and staffing and recruitment issues;
- Practical experience of delay in Crown and other courts among lawyers, witnesses, victims and defendants and whether there is appropriate access to justice;
- The extent to which courts have appropriate capacity post-Covid-19, including the extent to which courtrooms are idle across England and Wales;
- Long-term solutions to reduce delay in cases coming to trial, including the move to the digital transformation of the court estate.
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