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Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provision there is for appeal against refusal of compensation for wrongful conviction, following the abolition of the discretionary scheme in November 2006. (202658)

Applicants who are refused eligibility for compensation under section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 may make written representations to the Secretary of State if they believe that he did not take into account evidence which they had provided when reaching his decision to refuse their application, or if they have fresh evidence. Alternatively it is always open to the applicant to seek leave to judicially review the decision.