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Departmental Reviews

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in the interdepartmental review on representative actions; and how many officials have responsibility for the review, broken down by pay band. (225741)

An inter-departmental steering group of officials has been established to consider this issue. It has met twice, most recently on 29 September, and has agreed to organise a meeting with the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to discuss its interim report. The group will advise ministers on the way forward early next year, following publication of the CJC's final report. This process is being managed by two Ministry of Justice officials at Band A and Band B (under the oversight of a member of the senior civil service). None of these officials work exclusively on this area.