§ Mr. Kilfoyle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in policy have taken place since 1997 on the use of free pardons. 
§ Paul Goggins
The Criminal Appeal Act 1995 (which resulted in the establishment of the Criminal Cases Review Commission in 1997) provided those wrongfully convicted who had previously only been able to seek a free pardon with an alternative route of redress. In consequence no free pardons have been issued since 1997 and no changes in policy have been necessary.