HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c778W
Vera Baird

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what role he intends his Department to take in the cross-departmental committee on the HMIC/CPSI thematic report on rape. [65212]

Yvette Cooper

The Director of the Crown court is representing the Department on the cross-departmental committee to take forward the comments made in the report in relation to the listing of cases with allegations of rape. He has asked that the comments about the listing of rape cases be considered in thematic review of listing which is currently being carried out by the joint Criminal Justice Inspectorates.