Expert Evidence

Solicitor-General written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Solicitor-General what progress has been made by the review of expert witnesses in criminal trials; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Law Officers' Department

The OCJR is preparing a summary of expert witness initiatives, which is expected in late spring. The CPS is about to undertake a revision of their current guidance on expert witnesses; it continues to work closely with the independent Forensic Science Regulator in setting standards; and the CPS is also working with the Legal Services Commission in its evaluation of appropriate standards for experts in criminal cases.

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