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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th December 1995.

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Photo of Mr Derek Spencer Mr Derek Spencer , Brighton, Pavilion 12:00 am, 4th December 1995

I believe that there is still much to be done to perfect our systems of trial, with new and improved information technology, which is currently being used in some cases, before we are driven to the stage of saying that such cases cannot be tried by jury and that they must be tried, as Roskill recommended, by some other tribunal. So far as the Levitt case is concerned, without dealing with any particular case, my right hon. and learned Friend now has power in appropriate cases to refer unduly lenient sentences in serious or complex frauds to the Court of Appeal for review.