Criminal Cases Review Commission: Working Hours

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd November 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average weekly working hours are of the commissioners at the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and how that figure has changed over the last 12 months.

Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much commissioners on the Criminal Cases Review Commission are paid per annum.

Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many commissioners on the Criminal Cases Review Commission (a) are qualified lawyers and (b) have experience in the criminal justice system.

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

The remuneration paid to Commissioners of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) in the year ending 31 March 2018 (as detailed in their 2017/18 Annual Report) is set out in the table below:

Commissioners

Annual Remuneration £000

Mr Richard Foster CBE

50-55

Mrs Liz Calderbank

35-40

Miss Rachel Ellis [from 28.10.17]

10-15

Mrs Jill Gramann [from 29.09.17]

15-20

Ms Celia Hughes

60-65

Mr Stephen Leach

70-75

Mrs Linda Lee [from 20.11.17]

10-15

Ms Alexandra Marks CBE

35-40

Dr Sharon Persaud

75-80

Ms Jennifer Portway [from 29.09.17]

10-15

Mr Andrew Rennison

55-60

Mr David James Smith

90-95

Mr Ranjit Sondhi [until 11.11.17]

30-35

Mr Robert Ward [from 29.09.17]

10-15

Further information on Commissioners’ remuneration can be found in the CCRC’s 2017 – 18 Annual Report, which is published on the CCRC website. https://ccrc.gov.uk/publications/corporate-publications/ The current weekly average hours worked by Commissioners is between 15-20, and varies according to business need. It is not uncommon for Commissioners to vary their work patterns according to business need and general availability of Commissioner resources. The weekly average has remained unchanged in the last 12 months. Six Commissioners are legally qualified and all CCRC Commissioners have experience in the criminal justice system.

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