HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c314W
47. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will seek to amend the Criminal Appeal (Scotland) Act, 1926, to enable a re-trial to be ordered when fresh defence evidence becomes available.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The Thomson Committee on Criminal Procedure are considering this and related questions about the 1926 Act with a view to an interim report. I propose to await the outcome of their examination.

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