HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 cc496-7W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of recent trends in public confidence in the criminal justice system in the Nottinghamshire Criminal Justice Board area; and if he will make a statement. [140597]

Paul Goggins

Responses to the British Crime Survey (BCS) on confidence in Nottinghamshire indicate that confidence in bringing offenders to justice has fallen from 36 per cent. in 2001/2002 to 28 per cent. in 2002–03.

Improving confidence in the Criminal Justice System is a key priority for both the National Criminal Justice Board and Local Criminal Justice Boards. Nottinghamshire and other Local Criminal Justice Boards have prepared action plans to address local confidence issues. These plans include actions to provide better services to victims and witness, to address the priorities of local communities and to improve communications with the public.