To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the resources available to the Criminal Cases Review Commission; and what has been their response.
27 April 2021
We are aware that the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice, set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice, has made recommendations regarding the funding of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
The funding allocation the CCRC is reviewed each year internally within MoJ – and in consultation with the CCRC itself – as part of setting budgets. At each Spending Review the overall MoJ budget is reviewed with HM Treasury. Annual budgets for departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies are part of the Main Estimate, which is laid before Parliament each year by HM Treasury.