§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the inter-departmental steering group working on the review of statistics on administration of criminal justice is expected to report; what the group's membership is; and what the members' sponsoring authorities are. 
§ Hilary Benn
[holding answer 12 June 2002]: The report from the review of statistics on the administration of criminal justice in England and Wales is due to be published as a consultation document on the National Statistics website shortly.
The review is being conducted by Denis Allnutt, and is steered by a trilateral project board chaired by Andy Maultby (Lord Chancellor's Department). The project board includes officials from the Home Office (Research. Development and Statistics Directorate, Criminal Justice Joint Planning Unit, and Criminal Justice Information Technology Directorate), the Crown Prosecution Service, the Court Service, and an independent member—Professor Ken Pease (Huddersfield University).107W
The funding authority for the review is the Home Office.