HL Deb 17 March 1987 vol 485 c1414WA
Lord Campbell of Alloway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take in the light of the suggestion by the Court of Appeal in a recent judgment that the court should be given wider powers to order a retrial.

The Minister of State, Home Office (The Earl of Caithness)

My right honourable friend has issued to interested organisations in the legal field a consultative paper seeking views on this issue by 17th April. A copy has been placed in the Library and further copies may be obtained from the Home Office.