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Criminal Justice System (Digitisation)

Volume 565: debated on Monday 1 July 2013

On 28 June I published “Transforming the CJS: A Strategy and Action Plan to Reform the Criminal Justice System”. The action plan builds on recent criminal justice reforms and contains a number of steps for each part of the system to take to increase its efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency.

It also sets out how we will build on the innovation of recent years—for example, by completing the process of digitising the criminal justice system, transforming it from a fragmented paper-based system to a digital service which meets the standards the public rightly expect from a modern public service.

I have established a criminal justice board made up of senior leaders from across the criminal justice system who have provided their advice and support in shaping this plan, and who have collectively committed to its delivery.

Copies of the paper have been placed in the Vote Office and in the Printed Paper Office. The document is also available online, at