§ Lord Meston
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have plans to implement the outstanding recommendations of the Pigot Report concerning evidence by children as further recommended by the report by Sir William Utting of the review of safeguards for children People Like Us, published in November 1997. [HL379]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)
The majority of the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Video Evidence were implemented in the Criminal Justice Act 1991. The recommendations which have not been implemented are currently being considered by the Steering Group on Child Evidence in consultation with the review of vulnerable or intimidated witnesses which was announced on 13 June 1997 by my right honourable friend the Home Secretary.