COMMONS

The work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

09 January 2014

The Justice Committee takes evidence from the Criminal Cases Review Commission on Tuesday 14 January 2014.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission is an independent public body established in March 1997 by the Criminal Appeal Act 1995. Its purpose is to review possible miscarriages of justice in the criminal courts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and refer appropriate cases to the appeal courts. 

Witnesses

At 9.45am, Tuesday 14 January 2014 in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westmisnter

  • Richard Foster CBE, Chair, Criminal Cases Review Commission
  • Karen Kneller, Chief Executive Officer, Criminal Cases Review Commission

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    Glossary

    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.