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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16358: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to conduct independent research on rape complainers' experience of the justice system.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 May 2018

The Scottish Government is committed to understanding victims’ experience of the justice system in Scotland to ensure that improvements can be made that will make the most difference to those who need it.

In October 2017, Justice Analytical Services in the Scottish Government called for proposals to help build the evidence base on people’s experiences of the justice system. The proposals received have been assessed, and details of the proposals which will be funded will be made public in due course.