§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how often the Criminal Justice Consultative Council has met; and what topics it has discussed;
(2) what plans there are for the Criminal Justice Consultative Council to produce an annual report of its work; and when it will be published.
§ Mr. Jack
The Criminal Justice Consultative Council has met on five occasions. It has discussed the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; the establishment of area criminal justice liaison committees; projections for the criminal justice system; prisoners awaiting trial; race issues within the criminal justice system; the mode of trial decisions and sentencing; notification of guilty pleas at an early stage; the public expenditure survey 1992 as it relates to the criminal justice system; the criminal justice special conferences programme 1993–94 and its own programme of work.
The council will produce a report of its first year's work which will be published after its next meeting on 22 April.