[holding answer 5 March 2007]: An early draft of the literature review, which looks at international experiences of using community treatment orders, was received by the Department on 18 August 2006. The report then underwent the standard process of peer review. A revised report in response to the peer review was received on 1 February 2007. The final version of the report was received on 15 February 2007.
[holding answer 5 March 2007]: The Department’s policy research programme considers peer reviewers’ completed responses confidential and so it would be inappropriate to release individual names.
The Department selected three peer reviewers, two from the United Kingdom and one outside the UK. The criteria used for the selection of peer reviewers are as follows:
highly qualified in the area that they are being asked to review—including a strong track record of publication in the field;
recognised authority in the subject area;
have current or recent relevant active research experience; and
have expertise in research methods, for example, in this case a systematic review.