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Independent Criminal Cases Review Authority

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the Independent Criminal Cases Review Authority to be in place; when he expects it to start dealing with cases; and if this will involve existing prisoners, or only newly convicted people.

We are considering urgently and carefully all the recommendations of the Royal Commission on criminal justice, including those relating to appeals and miscarriages of justice; and will decide in due course what action is needed and in what time scale.