Prosecutions: Reviews

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the review of the Prosecutor’s Protocol has begun, and when that review is planned to (a) conclude and (b) be published.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

In June 2020 the Secretary of State for Defence decided to give fresh consideration to the Service Justice System Review recommendation on legislative changes to the jurisdiction of the Court Martial for the offences of murder, manslaughter and rape when committed in the UK. The circumstances in which such offences are tried by Court Martial are currently referred to in a Prosecutors' Protocol. The fresh consideration of the Service Justice System Review recommendation is underway and the work is due to be completed by autumn 2020.

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