HC Deb 06 November 1974 vol 880 cc173-4W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the official bodies currently keeping laws and penalties under review; and what are their respective terms of reference.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

The work of many official bodies involves them in reviewing laws and penalties. The Law Commission and the Criminal Law Revision Committee are the principal bodies responsible for reviewing the criminal law in England and Wales. The functions of the Law Commission are set out in Section 3 of the Law Commissions Act 1965. The Criminal Law Revision Committee was set upto be a standing committee to examine such aspects of the criminal law of England and Wales as the Home Secretary may from time to time refer to the committee, to consider whether the law requires revision and to make recommendations".

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