HL Deb 07 June 2000 vol 613 c164WA
Lord Hunt of Wirral

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Burlison on 6 May (WA 117–118), what plans they now have to review the laws of disclosure following the changes introduced in April 1997 by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act. [HL2666]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

As part of its general responsibility to evaluate new legislation, the Government have commissioned an independent research study to evaluate all aspects of the working of the disclosure provisions. The study, which began in January 2000, is expected to be completed in 12 months.