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Sadiq Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, said in response to the Government’s suggestion of traffic courts:

“We welcome efforts to make our courts more efficient and specialised. It’s important that we have swift justice, and I look forward to seeing results of how this works in practice. But this is the low hanging fruit of problems in our criminal justice system. We have called for a root-and-branch review of our whole criminal justice system, and this should be the Government’s priority as there are bigger savings to be found in the way our courts and prosecution services work. Real savings and efficiencies would avoid the need for the Government’s increased use of cautions for serious offences and mean that their proposed cuts to criminal legal aid, that risk doing so much damage the justice system, could be abandoned.” 

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