Corporate report

Government response to JSC report on the CCRC

Response to the Justice Select Committee (JSC) Twelfth Report of the 2014 to 2015 Session on the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

Detail

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