Response to the Justice Select Committee (JSC) Twelfth Report of the 2014 to 2015 Session on the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
The JSC has made 8 recommendations; 4 to the Ministry of Justice and 4 to the CCRC.
These include recommendations for:
- the Law Commission to review the Court of Appeal’s grounds for allowing appeals
- the CCRC to be granted the additional £1 million of annual funding that it has requested until it has reduced its backlog
- the government to bring forward legislation to add a time limit for public bodies to comply with a section 17 request
- the government to bring forward legislation to implement the extension of the CCRC’s powers