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Special Advocates

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many statements have been made on behalf of (a) murder and (b) manslaughter victims by special advocates. (84527)

The scheme applies to such cases where a charge is brought on or after 24 April 2006 in one of the five pilot areas. None has yet come to trial or resulted in a guilty plea.