§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what structures have been put in place to ensure effective monitoring of the implementation of166W section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; and what information is available to show the outcome of its first year of operation.
§ Mr. Maclean
Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 came into effect in October 1991. The matters with which it is concerned are kept under regular review by officials in my Department, assisted and advised by officials from the Lord Chancellor's Department and the Crown Prosecution Service. Separate publications dealing with race and gender issues were widely distributed in September 1992; and a booklet about costs received a similar distribution in January 1993. Additional material on race, prepared specifically for the Judicial Studies Board, was also published in 1993. Further information about race will be published shortly.