HC Deb 22 May 1996 vol 278 cc247-8W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that independent scientific expertise is included in the membership of the Criminal Cases Review Commission. [30247]

Mr. Kirkhope

The Criminal Cases Review Commission will have access to independent scientific expertise and will be able to request independent scientific tests and reports. It is important that the commission's members should reflect as wide a range of relevant skills and experience as possible, however, and we therefore have no plans to specify that scientific expertise must be included among the membership.