HC Deb 15 July 2003 vol 409 c20WS

The Review concludes that the criminal justice system does not work as effectively as it should, but recognises that some of the problems identified are being addressed in the Criminal Justice Bill currently before Parliament. The Review recommends that consideration is given to: reforming the operation and rules of the disclosure regime in complex criminal cases; the power of judges to control proceedings before them relating to abuse of process; and the operation of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

These recommendations have potential implications across the criminal justice agencies and departments. While accepting that they highlight important areas of concern, the Government will give them further detailed consideration before deciding whether to accept them.

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