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Criminal Cases Review Commission

Volume 576: debated on Sunday 18 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:When the Criminal Cases Review Commission will be established; if they will list the names of the people who will be appointed as members; and when the Commission will start work.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission will be established on 1st January 1997. Its members will be:

  • Sir Frederick Crawford (Chairman)
  • Miss Fiona King
  • Mr. Laurence Elks
  • Mr. David Kyle
  • Mr. John Leckey
  • Miss Jill Gort
  • Mr. Baden Skitt
  • Mr. John Knox
  • Dr. James MacKeith
  • Mr. Karamjit Singh
  • Professor Leonard Leigh
  • Mr. Edward Weiss
  • Mr. Anthony Foster
  • Mr. Barry Capon
The Commission will need a period of time to appoint and train its staff, and to develop its working methods, before it takes on its caseworking responsibilities. It will take on responsibility for considering cases on 31st March 1997.