HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc836-7W
42. Vera Baird

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will take steps to draw the attention of the Judicial Studies Board to the comments about rape trials made in the HMIC/CPSI Thematic report on rape; and if he will make a statement. [65340]

Yvette Cooper

Judicial training is the responsibility of the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) chaired by Lord Justice Waller.

The board provides specialist training to those judges authorised to hear cases of rape through its regular Serious Sexual Offences Seminars.

The Criminal Committee of the JSB will be considering the comments made in the joint inspectors report over the coming months.

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