HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c64W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether there is a child witness officer available at every court; and if he will make a statement. [112107]

Yvette Cooper

I have been asked to reply.

Each Crown court centre has a Child Liaison Officer, although in some courts the responsibilities will have been taken on by the new Witness Liaison Officers who were appointed in 2002. The Witness Service fulfils this role in the Magistrates courts.