Announcements 2008


Written ministerial statement: Independent Review of the Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody
25 February 2008
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Maria Eagle comments on the Independent Review of the Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody. Copies of the review have been placed in the libraries of both Houses, the Vote Office and the Printed Paper Office.

Proposed change to Criminal Procedure Rules: last chance to comment
15 February 2008
The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is seeking views on proposals to simplify rules about appeals to the Crown Court against conviction and sentence. Those who wish to comment have until 22 February 2008 to submit their views.

Civil Service sickness absence
07 February 2008
The Cabinet Office has published a report on sickness absence in the Civil Service, showing that in 2006-07 an average of 9.3 working days were lost per staff year to sickness absence across the whole Civil Service.

Proposed Amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007
05 February 2008
The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice has begun consultation with the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society on a proposed amendment to the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007.

Oral statement on HMP Woodhill inquiry
04 February 2008
Jack Straw has made an oral statement to the House of Commons on an inquiry into alleged events at Woodhill Prison.

Written ministerial statement on Civil Justice Council review
04 February 2008
Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has made a written ministerial statement on the independent review of the Civil Justice Council.