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Criminal Cases Review Commission: Finance

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the impact of reducing funding for the Criminal Cases Review Commission in 2007-08. (156008)

The Criminal Cases Review Commission’s budget for 2007-08 allows the Commission to spend up to £6,858,000, as compared with £6,771,000 in 2006-07, despite a reduction in the overall envelope. Departmental officials meet with the senior management team of the Commission on a monthly basis to monitor their budget and performance against targets. I understand that the Commission are currently forecasting an under-spend overall as some expenditure has been postponed, although this may change later in the year.