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Report of Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

Report of Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice

7 March 2021  Criminal Cases Review Commission  

The inquiry, known as the Westminster Commission, heard concerns that the CCRC’s independence had been undermined by “unlawful interference” on the part of the government.


Planning and policies in prisons: government response

2 March 2021

Response to the Justice Committee Ninth Report of Session 2014 to 2015, ‘Prisons: Planning and Policies’.


New Solicitor General appointed

2 March 2021

Lucy Frazer QC MP has been appointed as Solicitor General


New Attorney General appointed

2 March 2021

The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP has been appointed as Attorney General


HMYOI Wetherby and Keppel – safer and improved care, but concerns over education

2 March 2021

HMYOI Wetherby was found by inspectors from HM Inspectorate of Prisons in January 2021 to have made improvements in safety and the care of children since the previous inspection in the early months of the pandemic.


Lord Chancellor: It’s time for action on mental health in prisons

13 January 2021

The Lord Chancellor sets out how the government plans to support people with neurodivergent conditions such as autism and dyslexia, as well as those with acute mental health problems, within the criminal justice system.