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Criminal Cases Review Commission: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what funding the Criminal Cases Review Commission has received from the Government in each year since its establishment; (167268)

(2) how many staff the Criminal Cases Review Commission employed in each year since its establishment;

(3) how many cases were referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in each year since its establishment.

Number of staff1Applications2Grant in aid including capital3 (£)1997-984711034,303,9771998-995710374,517,1341999-2000687775,530,0002000-01888005,415,0002001-02968346,525,0002002-03919327,000,0002003-04928857,800,0002004-05959895,750,0002005-069710116,834,6282006-079410516,744,000 1 The staff in post figures are the numbers in post at the year end and do not include the Commissioners.2 The applications received have been adjusted for refused applications which were omitted from CCRC’s published data in 2005-06 and part of the immediately preceding and subsequent years. 279 cases were transferred from the Home Office.3 The amounts shown are for grant in aid and capital (cash or near cash). This is not the total resource budget which will include non-cash costs such as depreciation and the cost of capital. The low figure for 2004-05 was due to the requirement for the CCRC to use reserves of grant in aid of around 1m which it had been holding against Treasury guidelines.