Criminal Cases Review Commission

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests made under section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 by the Criminal Cases Review Commission were refused by each category of public body in 2017.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions judicial review proceedings have been brought by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) against a public body which has refused a request of the CCRC for information under Section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 in each year since 2010.

Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions have Crown Court Orders obtained under Section 18A of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 not been complied with in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

No requests for information, made by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) under Section 17 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 ’the Act’, were refused by public bodies in 2017.

Since 2010, the CCRC has never brought a judicial review against a public body because of its refusal to agree to a request for information under Section 17 of the Act.

The CCRC has never obtained any Crown Court Orders under Section 18A since this provision was enacted by an amendment to the Act in 2016.

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