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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

Many of those convicted of murder under joint enterprise thought that they would be able to seek appeals of their convictions after the Supreme Court ruling that the law had taken a wrong turn. However, the recent loss of the Laura Mitchell case, the first brought by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, has shown that the appeal bar is impossibly high. What will the Government do about that?