HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 c116W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has formulated for overhauling the British judicial system in order to improve its ability to ensure that the guilty do not go unpunished.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I am constantly aware both of this important objective and of the equally important one that the law should provide adequate protection for the innocent. The Royal Commission on criminal procedure was established last year to consider the arrangements for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, together with related features of criminal procedure and evidence. In addition the criminal law is subject to general review by the Criminal Law Revision Committee and the Law Commission.